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 risked a hope that my violation of propriety had not yet reached the capital
offense level. I reached the ramp leading down into the inner nest and started on
down. oooooeooooo That line of asterisks represents the adoption ceremony.
His eyebrows shot up and he waited for me to correct my obvious mistake. I
reached into Bonforte's favorite cliches and picked one he used to reprove
bumptiousness. "Son, suppose you tend to your knitting and I tend to mine." His
face lost all ...
I did know that Penny had become irritable, absent- minded, and moody after we
reached New Batavia. She got circles under her eyes like a raccoon— all of
which I could not miss, but I attributed it to the pressure of the campaign
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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