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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I can ' t really believe it . ” He switched them on and I watched and wondered .
Martians were not disgusting , if one looked at them without prejudice ; they
weren ' t even ugly . In fact , they possessed the same quaint grace as a Chinese
I just wanted to say don ' t believe what Bill said about writing his speeches ! " " I
didn ' t . I ' ve heard his speeches and I ' ve read this . " “ Oh , Bill does submit
drafts , lots of times . So does Rog . I ' ve even done it myself . He - he will use
Heard of you ? I ' m one of your staunchest fans . " He looked at me very closely .
“ But you still look like Joe Bonforte . I can ' t believe that you are Lorenzo . " " But I
am . ” “ Oh , I believe it , I believe it . You know that skit where you are a tramp ?
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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