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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If he were simply killed, they would adopt him into the nest after his death— and
then the whole nest and probably every nest on Mars would set out to avenge
him. They would not mind in the least if the whole human race were to die or be ...
Martians visit very freely back and forth between their nests— but a Martian
enters the inner nest only of his own family. ... the rough outlines do not matter,
since they are the same for any nest, just as my part was the same for any
Inside the nests, I mean?" "Eh? I suppose so. Yes." "Of course. I would guess that
every nest has stereo receivers; I certainly noticed plenty of them in Kkkah nest.
They follow the Empire news as carefully as we do. Don't they?" "Yes. At least ...
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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