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 had not even heard the air conditioning speed up . The free drink in front of me
did not attract me ; I simply wanted my host to come back so that I could leave
politely . It suddenly occurred to me that he had glanced over that way just ...
when the door opened and I heard Dak in his proper person call out , “ Anybody
home ? ” The lights came on , the three - dimensional vision faded , and I felt as if
I had been wrenched from a dream . I turned my head ; the young woman called
Heard of you ? I ' m one of your staunchest fans . " He looked at me very closely .
“ But you still look like Joe Bonforte . I can ' t believe that you are Lorenzo . " . " But
I am . " " Oh , I believe it , I believe it . You know that skit where you are a tramp ...
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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