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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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 ...
On the other hand , I was sometimes queasily aware that " life " might not be too
long - there are those old saws about the man who knew too much and the one
about dead men and tales . But truthfully I was beginning to trust these people .
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