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 , you could never learn it . I ' ll force you to walk the way I want you to . " " How
? " " We ' ll put a handful of pebbles or the equivalent in the toes of your boots .
That will force you back on your heels and make you stand up straight . It will be ...
Mr . Bonforte , it is asserted that you intend to demand that the Grand Assembly
grant full Empire citizenship to Martians ; will you comment ? " Mr . Bonforte , how
soon are you going to force a vote of confidence in the present government ?
Oh , it could force a constitutional crisis . But it won ' t happen . " Neither one of us
said anything for a while . Dak made no move to leave . “ Dak , would it make
things easier if I showed up and gave that speech ? " “ Huh ? Shucks , I thought ...
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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