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 .
ʼRrreash conducted me around all the stations , I was questioned and I
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
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 ;
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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