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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Right , Dak . ” Rog moved up by me , jabbed the man in the ribs - again with a
bare knuckle . I moved out of the way . Dak braked the car to a halt , stopping
right in front of the gates . " Four minutes to spare , " he said happily . “ This is a
nice car ...
So I straightened up, moved around the room, spoke to Penny (the poor child
was looking from one to the other of us with a dazed expression), picked up a
paper, scratched my collarbone and rubbed my chin, moved his wand from 179.
A stereo receiver, moved in for the purpose, was blasting at full gain, the floor
was littered, and everybody was drinking, or smoking, or both. Even Jimmie
Washington was holding a drink while he listened to the returns. He was not
drinking it; ...
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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