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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Dubois jumped up off the couch . " Now see here , Dak , you can ' t " Cut it , Jock !
He has to know . " " He doesn ' t have to know now — and here . And you haven '
t any right to jeopardize everybody else by telling him . You don ' t know a thing ...
Dubois : “ All right , then get Doc Scortia over here , hypnotize him , and shoot
him the happy juice . But don ' t tell him the score not until he ' s conditioned , not
while we are still on dirt . " Broadbent : " Uh , Scortia himself told me that we could
Dubois was busy at the phone ; he looked up , saw me , and his jaw dropped . He
hurried out of the hush locus and demanded , “ Who ' s he ? And where ' s that
actor fellow ? " After his first glance at me , he had looked away and not bothered
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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