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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I said quietly, "Never mind, gentlemen, I have changed my mind." 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
But I reviewed it in my mind and assured myself that my personal differences with
Corpsman had not affected my decision; my mind had been made up before he
appeared. A sharp knock came at the door. I called out, "Who is it?" "Captain ...
You did ask me; therefore there is doubt in your mind. So if you expect me to
present that name to the committee— as if I were Bonforte— then go in and ask
him." They both sat and said nothing. Finally Dak sighed and said, "Tell the rest,
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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