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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Dubois looked relieved . “ You don ' t want the job . " " I mean that I accept the
engagement . You need not make explanations . I have been assured by friend
Broadbent that the work is such as not to trouble my conscience - and I trust him .
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 .
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 life wand
with a touch of awe . I knew exactly how Bonforte should look in this routine . "
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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
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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