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 am here to answer questions as necessary . " I sighed . “ Thank goodness
someone is at last going to answer questions ! ” She did not answer , but raised
an arm with some difficulty and passed it over a switch . The lights in the
One at a time , pleasel Now what was that first question ? ... the question of how
soon the opposition will force a vote of confidence all I can say is that we won ' t
do it unless we are sure ... Ask me questions I can legitimately answer and I will .
Capek spotted it and took action , put her under light hypnosis and asked her
questions — then he flatly forbade her to see Bonforte again until I was done and
finished and shipped away . The poor girl was going almost out of her mind from
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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