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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Crowded and confused , with express tubes spiderwebbing from it , in it , if Dak
took his eyes off me for half a second I ... wallet out ; when a man counts money
there are at least a few seconds when his eyes and attention are fully occupied .
us HAZARD - Optimax 13 Seconds . The figures had been chalked in . I stopped .
I have no special interest in offspring but I am no fool . Dak grinned and said , “
Got your lead britches on ? Open it , go through at once , and straight up the ...
Thirty seconds to walk up the ramp , maybe . What do you want to do with the
three minutes you have left ? * I sighed . “ Just get my nerve back . ” " Your nerve
is all right . You didn ' t miss a trick back there . Cheer up , old son . Two hours
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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