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 would slow me up . Right now speed is more essential than not being
recognized . ” " I am in your hands . ” I followed him to the door ; he stopped and
said , “ There may be others around . If so , shoot firstthere ' s nothing else you
can do .
... thousands of Martians packed close together - it smelled to me as if somebody
had dropped and broken a whole case of Jungle Lust . The conviction that I
smelled it was so strong that I involuntarily glanced back to see if Penny had
Penny followed me back into my office . When she closed the door I said , “ I won '
t need you for the next hour or so , Penny child . But you might ask Doc for more
of those pills . I may need them . " " Yes , sir . ” She floated with her back to 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