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 and Penny had briefed me carefully . I shook bands , asked about his
sinusitis , thanked him for the pleasant time I had had on my last visit , and spoke
with his aide in that warm man - to - man fashion that Bonforte was so good at .
You ' re asking me for a decision as if I were Mr . Bonforte . I ' m not . " I tapped the
desk in his nervous gesture . " Either this decision is at his level , and you should
ask him - or it ' s not , and you should never have asked me . " Rog chewed his ...
The safety is on , sir , " “ I know how to use it . " He looked at it closely , then
handed it back . I had thought perhaps he would keep it . Since he did not , I
decided to turn it over to Dak to deliver to him . He asked me about myself and
told me 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