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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The next few moments were extremely confused . I suppose I am a ground hog at
heart for I disorient very easily when I can ' t tell the floor from the ceiling .
Someone called out , “ Where is he ? ” Dak replied , “ Here ! ” The same voice
I reached over and patted Penny ' s hand on the wheel and said in my own voice
, " I ' m glad it ' s over . But I ' m going to miss having you around , pal . You ' re a
trouper . But even the best run ends and the company breaks up . I hope I ' ll see
He seemed to pull toward me and away while his voice drove on . " . . . robbed
him of his chance to finish his work . So you ' ve got to do it for him . You ' ve got to
make him live again ! ” I shook my head and made a great effort to pull myself ...
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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