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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On arrival I decided to forego the main entrance and took a bounce tube from the
sub - basement to the twenty - first floor , I having at the time a vague feeling that
this was not the place to let my public recognize me . My voyageur friend let rie ...
I took the right - hand seat , Rog sat beside me , and Penny beside him , while
Dak wound his long legs around one of the folding seats . The driver glanced
back through the partition and started up . Rog said quietly , “ I was worried there
for a ...
She looked thoughtful , then took out her secretary ' s notebook , wrote in it : Let '
s get rid of the car . I nodded , then took the book from her and wrote in it : How far
away is Gate 3 ? She answered : Walking distance . Silently we climbed out ...
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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