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 did not know how to use the wand and my name sounded like a leaky faucet ,
but from that instant on it was my legal name on Mars and I was legally a blood
member of the most aristocratic family on the planet - exactly fifty - two hours after
... the Farleyfiles on each nomination and each alternate . But the list really was
secret in the sense that the news services would not receive it until after the
Imperial audience . I took the scroll and picked up my life wand . Rog looked
He glanced at the wand and said smoothly , " That ' s a Martian wand , is it not ,
sir ? Interesting . I suppose you will want to leave it here - it will be safe . ” I said , “
I ' m carrying it . ” " Sir ? ” His eyebrows shot up and he waited for me to correct ...
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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