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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Having thus made clear that I stood four-square for Motherhood, the Home, Civic
Virtue, and never missing Sunday school, I was permitted to enter. 'Rrreash
conducted me around all the stations, I was questioned and I responded. Every
I never ad-libbed at all on those parts he corrected, though I often did on the rest
— when you get rolling there is often a better, more alive way to say a thing. I
began to notice the nature of his corrections; they were almost always
eliminations of ...
What the billions of people still on Earth who had never been out and never
would thought about it was what mattered. But we needed every outer vote we
could get. The Agrarian Party on Ganymede had swept five out of six districts;
they were ...
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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