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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It will make your eyeballs feel hot at first and it may make you itch , but it won ' t
hurt you . " " Wait , Dak , I - - " No timel I ' ve got to smoke this scrap heap ! He
twisted and was out the door before I could protest . The second man pushed up
Two gravities makes you feel heavy , doesn ' t it ? I usually just sleep through it
myself . It pulls the blood out of the brain , makes one sleepy . They are beginning
to boost the drive again . We ' ll all have to sleep . . . We ' ll be heavy . . . We ' ll ...
No matter , when you first walk out there and know that all those eyes are on you ,
waiting for you to speak , waiting for you to do something - maybe even waiting
for you to go up on your lines , brother , you feel it . This is why they have ...
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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