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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I suppose it ' s all right . But I ' m supposed to check them and take down the
serial numbers . " “ Yes , of course . Well , I suppose I must ask Captain
Broadbent to run out to the field . Has my shuttle been assigned a take - off time ?
Perhaps you ...
I suppose you will want to leave it here - it will be safe . ” I said , “ I ' m carrying it . ”
" Sir ? ” His eyebrows shot up and he waited for me to correct my obvious mistake
. I reached into Bonforte ' s favorite clichés and picked one he used to reprove ...
I suppose I should burn it . But there is no one left alive today who knows the truth
other than Dak and Penelope - except the men who murdered Bonforte ' s body . I
have been in and out of office three times now and perhaps this term will be ...
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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