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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Look , I ' ve been with the Chief for six years . During that time I know he has
never used a double . . . Nevertheless , I was present on two occasions when
attempts were made on his life - one of those times I shot the hatchet man . Penny
, you ...
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 attack on Mr .
Quiroga , too , and the insinuation about his financial backers . It doesn ' t sound
like real ...
Here ' s the ' safe ' list , Chief . Want to look it over ? We ' re due there in twenty
minutes . " " Oh , that damned meeting . I don ' t see why I should look at the list .
Anything you want to tell me about it ? Nevertheless , I took the list and glanced ...
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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