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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All right , Penny , I ' m ' Mr . Bonforte ' again and you ' re my secretary . We ' d
better get with it . " “ Yes Mr . Bonforte . ” ' " Now try to get Captain Broadbent on
the phone , will you , please ? " We couldn ' t find a phone list in the car and she
Both Penny and Bonforte himself carried minicorders powered by their body heat
. If Bonforte was alone he would dictate into his own when opportunity offered - in
rest rooms , while riding , etc . ; if Penny went along she would take it down in ...
check points - except for the favored few who were conducted directly by Rog
through a bypass tunnel to Penny ' s office and from there into mine . The setup
meant that I could study the Farleyfile on anyone before he got to see me . I could
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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