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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The lights came up and the picture disappeared . Miss Russell was looking at me
. " What in the world is the matter with youp I tried to get my breath and stop
trembling . " Miss Russell - I am very sorry - but please - don ' t turn that on again .
Miss Russell ! ” She stopped crying , whirled around , looked at me , and her jaw
dropped . I added , still in my normal self , " Come back here and sit down . " I
thought she was going to refuse , then she seemed to think better of it , came
Will you note the size of this book ? And then remind me to send a photograph
suitable for pasting in it - and properly autographed , of course . " " Yes , Mr .
Bonforte . " “ Will that suit you , Miss Deirdre ? " " Gee ! ” " Good . Thanks for
asking me .
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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