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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After that the elders made their speeches , I made my acceptance speech in
answer , and they gave me my name and my wand . I was a Martian . I did not
know how to use the wand and my name sounded like a leaky faucet , but from
I hope so too . " " I suppose Dak has arranged some shenanigan to keep me
under cover and sneak me back into the Tom Painepp " I don ' t know . " Her
voice sounded odd and I gave her a quick glance and saw that she was crying .
My heart ...
Penny gathered them together , sorted them , and gave them to me . I thanked
her , said nothing more , and started to read . I skimmed through it in a fraction of
the time it would take to deliver it . Finally I finished and looked up . " Well ?
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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