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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Sure , you know your sides . Sure , you ' ve asked the manager to count the
house . Sure , you ' ve done it all before . No matter , when you first walk out there
and know that all those eyes are on you , waiting for you to speak , waiting for you
He ' s out of it now , but the left side of his face is paralyzed and his entire left side
is partly out of service . " " Uh , what does Dr . Capek say ? ” " He thinks that as
the clot clears up , you ' ll never be able to tell the difference . But he ' ll have to ...
I was reminded of another statue , too , seeing him lying there with his legs and
his helpless left side covered with a shawl : the wounded Lion of Lucerne . He
had that massive strength and dignity , even when helpless : “ The guard dies ,
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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