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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I wanted to tell you - - " He was out the door and following Dak without waiting to
say good - by . Roger Clifton closed the door Corpsman had left open , came
back , and said slowly , “ Do you want to risk this press conference ? " That is up
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 waiting for you to go up on your lines , brother , you
If you will come this way ? " We paused at the entrance to the throne room . Far
away , on the raised dais , the throne was empty . On both sides the entire length
of the great cavern the nobles and royalty of the court were standing and waiting .
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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