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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It was an expensive suite , as I had expected , but it was littered and there were at
least a dozen used glasses and as many coffee cups scattered here and there ; it
took no skill to see that I was merely the latest of many visitors . Sprawled on a ...
If you don ' t stop to scratch , you ' ll make it with at least three seconds to spare . "
I believe I made it with five seconds to spare . I was out in the sunlight for about
ten feet , then I was inside a long tube in the ship . I used about every third rung .
libelous , it was at least unkind . The date of the clipping proves , incidentally ,
that he could not have been in New Batavia , or anywhere else , during the
campaign of ' 15 . I suppose I should burn it . But there is no one left alive today
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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