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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I turned to Bill Corpsman , again offered my hand . He did not take it . Instead he
put his fists on his hips , looked up at me , and whistled . “ Amazing ! I really do
believe we stand a chance of getting away with it . ” He looked me up and down ...
Bonforte ' s chemise was all in one piece , because ( I suppose ) he did not use a
dresser ; correctly it should be assembled piece by piece and the bow tie should
be tied poorly enough to show that it has been tied by hand - but it is too much ...
n my collarbone and rubbed my chin , moved his wand from under my arm to my
hand and fiddled with it . He was watching with delight . So I added an encore .
Taking the middle of the rug , I gave the peroration of one of his finest speeches ...
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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