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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But I had forgotten to ask - perhaps I was subconsciously afraid of being
answered . But shortly I was again studying Bonforte , watching his movements
and gestures , feeling his expressions , subvocalizing the tones of his voice ,
while floating ...
Perhaps I made too good a thing of it but the steps up the dais are high and my
leg actually was hurting — and a psychosomatic pain is as bad as any other . I
almost stumbledand Willem was up out of his throne like a shot and steadied my
I have been in and out of office three times now and perhaps this term will be my
last . I was knocked out the first time when we finally put the eetees — Venerians
and Martians and Outer Jovians - into the Grand Assembly . But the nonhuman ...
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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