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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Thanks for asking me . We can leave now ... Thanks for meeting us , Mr .
Commissioner . I am afraid we had better hurry along now . ” " Yes , certainly .
Pleasure . " " Thanks , Mr . Bonforte ! " " Thank you , my dear . " I turned away
slowly , so as ...
Thanks indeed . " I was congratulating myself on the perfection of the timing . " Uh
. . . " The cop looked flustered and ... He glanced at the life wand with a touch of
awe . I knew exactly how Bonforte should look in this routine . " Why , thank you .
Dak looked around and said , “ Thanks for coming in , Chief . We need some help
. ” “ Good morning . What is it ? ” Clifton answered my greeting with his usual
dignified deference and called me Chief ; Corpsman nodded . Dak went on , “ To
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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