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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First , I want your solemn oath not even to talk in your sleep about this job . " " If
my simple word is not good , is my oath better ? ” I glanced at the smaller man ,
slouched again on the couch . “ I don ' t believe we have met . I am Lorenzo .
I don ' t know what you ' re talking about ! You ' re going to be in trouble over this !
" “ Really ? The word of four respectable ... I think he might talk if we urged him . "
The driver tried to get away . I tightened the pressure on his neck and jabbed ...
After you have talked - now here comes the nice part ! After you talk we are going
to turn you loose , not do anything , just let you walk back into town . But - listen
carefully now ! - if you are real nice and co - operative , you get a prize . We ' ll let
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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