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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Rog hesitated , then added , " I think we both might as well leave ; we don ' t
seem to be getting anywhere . If you will excuse us - Chief ? ” " Certainly . " I sat
and thought about it for several minutes . I was sorry that I had let Corpsman
I even added the scar on the " game " leg , using a photograph Capek bad kept in
Bonforte ' s health history . If Bonforte had had wife or mistress , she would have
had difficulty in telling the impostor from the real thing simply on physical ...
Someone else added , " Are you going to sue ? " I answered the latter question
first . “ No , I shan ' t sue . One doesn ' t sue a sick man . " " Sick , am I ? " shouted
Bill . " Quiet down , Bill . As for issuing a denial , I hardly think it is called for .
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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