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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Plenty of time for that on our way to Mars . " " Huh ? Damn your arrogant ways , " I
protested feebly . " I don ' t want to go to Mars . I would never have considered
your crazy offer if I had known it was on Mars . " " Suit yourself . You don ' t have
haven ' t any liking for Mr . Bonforte , he does have the reputation for being
painfully , even offensively , honest . When do I get to talk to him ? As soon as we
reach Mars ? ” Dak ' s ugly , cheerful face was suddenly shadowed with sadness .
If he is not there and it makes no difference at all why he is not there his name is
mud on Mars , in every nest from pole to pole - and the greatest interplanetary
and interracial political coup ever attempted falls flat on its face . Worse than that ,
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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