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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As long as he was sure it wasn ' t me . I ' m supposed to be on . . . Well , I ' m not
supposed to be on Earth just now . " " He ' ll be quite sure it is not you , because
we ' ll change your walk . That ' s the most distinctive thing about you . If your walk
I was fairly sure that Bonforte ' s chief clerk , Mr . Washington , knew but never let
on ; he was a spare , elderly mulatto with the tight - lipped mask of a saint . There
were two others who certainly knew , but they were not in the Tom Paine ; they ...
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 to do something - maybe even ...
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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