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 ...
Would you mind moving around a bit for me , sir ? I want to see me - you - us . I
want the audience ' s viewpoint for once . ” So I straightened up , moved around
the room , spoke to Penny ( the poor child was looking from one to the other of us
Beyond her door was bedlam . 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 ...
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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