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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While the theory may have been shaky , the results justified the method ; by the
time I was fifteen I could stand on my head on a slack wire and quote page after
page of Shakespeare and Shaw - or steal a scene simply by lighting a cigarette .
I looked at him and said wonderingly , “ How do you manage to stand up ? " Part
of my mind , the professional part that works independently , was noting how he
stood and filing it in a new drawer marked : " How a Man Stands under Two ...
Since the Expansionist Party was a minority party , being merely the largest
fraction of a coalition of several parties held together by the leadership and
personality of John Joseph Bonforte , I had to stand in for him and peddle
soothing syrup to ...
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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