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 , no , nol I want you to change your face - on the outside chance that someone
might recognize you as we leave here . That ' s possible , isn ' t it ? " I answered
stiffly that being recognized in public was a burden that all celebrities were ...
I needed a face as commonplace , as impossible to remember as the true face of
the immortal Alec Guinness . Unfortunately my aristocratic features are entirely
too distinguished , too handsome - a regrettable handicap for a character actor .
She jumped up , ran as far as she could - which was only to the door - and stood
there , faced away from me , her face buried in her hands and her shoulders
shaking with sobs . I made a tremendous effort and lifted myself out of the
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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