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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Open it , go through at once , and straight up the ladder into the ship . If you don ' t
stop to scratch , you ' ll make it with at least three seconds to spare . " I believe I
made it with five seconds to spare . I was out in the sunlight for about ten feet ...
Dak was busy most of the time at the ship ' s communicator , apparently talking on
a very tight beam for his hands constantly nursed the directional control like a
gunner laying a gun under diffculties . I could not hear what he said , or even
stead of putting out the torch , which I gather they hate to do while under way , the
ship described what Dak called a 180 - degree skew turn . It leaves the ship on
boost the whole time and is done rather quickly , but it has an oddly disturbing ...
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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