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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But if they were following you , then they knew what I was after - an actor who
could play the role . ” " But how could they know that ? Unless you told them ? " "
Lorenzo , this thing is big , much bigger than you imagine . I don ' t see it all
We were on a tryout-in-the-sticks basis now, as not everyone in the Tom Paine
knew that I was not Bonforte. I did not know exactly which ones knew of the
substitution, but I was allowed to relax and ask questions only in the presence of
there were certainly some present who knew that I was not Bonforte . But I
refused to let those individuals worry me , either . They could cause us no trouble
without incriminating themselves . The car was a Rolls Outlander , pressurized ,
but I ...
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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