One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was -- as usual -- in a bar, drinking away his troubles as he watched his career go down the tubes. Then a space pilot bought him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knew, he was shanghaied to Mars.
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"No, I think our chances are pretty good to win the election." "Eh? Maybe I'm not
awake yet. Don't you want to win?" "Of course. But don't you see what this
resignation has done to us?" "I guess I don't." "Well, the government in power can
I think that if you miss on the Martian issue immediately after the election, you can
afford to wait— for your other policies are going to prove very popular. YouH pick
up votes in by-elections and eventually you'll come around and tell me I can ...
Mr. Bonforte steadily improved until it was a safe bet that he could take up his
duties after the election. His paralysis continued in part but we even had that
covered: he would go on vacation right after election, a routine practice that
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - baswood - LibraryThing
This 1956 Hugo award winning novel is included in the science fiction masterwork series and either has not aged well or was a lack lustre rip-off from the start. It takes as a basis for its story the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
I was surprised how much I liked this book. It's a relatively simple and predictable plot: Lorenzo Smythe is an actor hired to impersonate a politician at a key political moment. Only thing is, the ... Read full review