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 did not answer the ridiculous suggestion . He went on , " But if you can ' t
breathe space the easiest thing to do is to go to Mars — and I ' ll see that you get
back . The Can Dan that ' s this bucket - is about to rendezvous with the Go For
More than that , it is impossible - - without the wholehearted support of the other
members of the cast . So let ' s call Captain Broadbent down here and tell him .
Let ' s call it off . " She jerked her face up and said , " Oh no ! We can ' t do that .
Why , you can ' t , of course . " " You just said that this was what he remembered
about bis friends and acquaintances . " " Not quite . I said that this is what he
wanted to remember . But since he can ' t , not possibly , this is how he does it .
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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