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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Dak stopped talking ; for a moment there was no sound but the keening of the
thin Martian air past the roof . A human being can walk possibly two hundred
yards on Mars without an oxygen mask , if he is in good condition . I believe I
read of a ...
The kids , being cheerful idiots , are exempt from propriety and all that that
implies . But they are greatly loved . Two of the kids , of the same and smallest
size and looking just alike to me , skittered out and stopped dead in front of me ,
just like a ...
Such is the power of suggestion that I woke up the next morning with a stopped -
up nose and a sore throat . Dr . Capek took time to dose me and I felt almost
human by suppertime ; nevertheless , he issued bulletins about " Mr . Bonforte ' s
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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