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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Hold it , Bill ! ” Dak cut in . “ And a little less of that " Smythe ' stuff , too . Well , Rog
? How about it ? " Clifton said , " As I understand it , Chief , your only objection is
to some of the phrasing ? " " Well , yes . I ' d suggest cutting out that personal ...
I saw then that Bill was at the far end of the table . But I looked around the room
as usual and said , " Good morning , gentlemen . " “ Good morning , Mr . Minister !
” most of them answered . I added , “ Good morning , Bill . Didn ' t know you were
I ' m sorry , Bill . That ' s all , gentlemen . I must get back to work . ” “ Just a
moment , Mr . Minister ! " someone called out . " Do you want to issue a denial ? ”
Someone else added , " Are you going to sue ? " I answered the latter question
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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