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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... with it - it seemed to me that a dead Martian stank even worse than a live one .
The oubliette was concealed in a panel in the bath just beyond the bidet ; if it had
not been marked with the usual radiation trefoil it would have been hard to find .
... halfhearted interest in continuing to live . Dak was busy most of the time at the
ship ' s communicator , apparently talking on a very tight beam for his hands
constantly nursed the directional control like a gunner laying a gun under
I cannot now see that it matters , since it is evident that I will not live long enough
to appreciate them . " " Eh ? What soured your milk , old son ? ” " Captain
Broadbent , ” I said bitterly , " I am inhibited in expressing myself by the presence
of a ...
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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