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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But that matter about Bebe ; that was hardly fair , for I certainly had not known that
she was underage . As for that hotel bill , while it is true that bilking an " innkeeper
" in Miami Beach carries much the same punishment as armed robbery ...
Matter of fact , this time , for political reasons you will presently understand , the
laddies we are up against won ' t dare to try to kill the Chief - or to kill you when
you are doubling for the Chief . They are playing rough - as you knowl - and they
Now , constitutionally speaking , it should not matter to me whether you stay in
office or not . But it does matter to me whether or not the Empire holds together . I
think that if you miss on the Martian issue immediately after the election , you can
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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