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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there were certainly some present who knew that I was not Bonforte . But I
refused to let those individuals worry me , either . They could cause us no trouble
without incriminating themselves . The car was a Rolls Outlander , pressurized ,
but I ...
Mr . Bonforte , it is asserted that you intend to demand that the Grand Assembly
grant full Empire citizenship to Martians ; will you comment ? " Mr . Bonforte , how
soon are you going to force a vote of confidence in the present government ?
But I was confused by the fact - I was awfully unsophisticated in such matters -
that the early history of the Expansionist Party sounded remarkably like the
present Humanity Party . I was not aware that political parties often change as
much in ...
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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