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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Matter of fact , you have already started your impersonation . This ship is not
really the Go For Broke ; it is the Chief ' s private yacht and traveling office , the
Tom Paine . The Go For Broke is riding a parking orbit around Mars , with its ...
In fact , they possessed the same quaint grace as a Chinese pagoda . True , they
were not human in form , but neither is a bird of paradise - and birds of paradise
are the loveliest things alive . I began to realize , too , that their pseudo limbs ...
His bow to me must have been calculated on a slide rule ; it suggested that I was
about to be Supreme Minister but was not quite there yet , that I was his senior
but nevertheless a civilian - then subtract five degrees for the fact that he wore 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