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 soon as you agreed to the job I had Jock send word to call off the team that
was trying to arrange a deal with Trowbridge . " " I should think sol * " But - see
here , Lorenzo , I ' m going to lay it on the line . While you were busy whooping
Dak was more than busy trying to drive the car while leaning over from the back
seat . The driver , caught off balance at first , now tried to wrestle him away from
the wheel . I lunged forward , got my left arm around the driver ' s neck , and ...
If I try to do it - will you help ? " She turned suddenly toward me . “ Yes . Oh yes ,
Chief ! I ' ll help ! ” " Then I ' ll try , " I said humbly . I wrote all of the above twenty -
five years ago to try to straighten out my own confusion . I tried to tell the truth and
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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