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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After his first glance at me, he had looked away and not bothered to look back— "
Benny Grey" is such a tired, negligible little guy that there is no point in looking at
him. "What actor fellow?" I answered in Benny's flat, colorless tones. It brought ...
The cop looked flustered and added hurriedly, in a low voice, "I'm an
Expansionist, too, sir. Good job you did today." He glanced at the Me wand with a
touch of awe. I knew exactly how Bonforte should look in this routine. "Why, thank
He looked like my father! Oh, it was just a "family" resemblance; he and I looked
much more alike than either one of us looked like my father, but the likeness was
there— and the age was right, for he looked old. I had not guessed how much he
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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