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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I concede that it is a fine device , once you get used to it , since you can talk , eat ,
drink , etc . , while wearing it . But I would rather have a dentist put both hands in
my mouth . The real difficulty is that you have to exercise conscious control on ...
use I demanded that he kill me at once were I guilty of any breach . To tell the
truth , I did not recognize him , even though I had studied a picture of him . But it
had to be him because ritual required it . Having thus made clear that I stood four
I am going to leave at once . " I whispered back , “ Oh . Thank you , Sire . * He
stood up , whereupon I got hastily to my feet , and he was gone in a swirl of robes
. I turned around and noticed some startled looks . But the music started up at
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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