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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All I wanted out of life was money enough to keep body and soul together and a
chance to practice my art ; cops - and - robbers nonsense did not interest me -
poor theater at best . Jefferson Port seemed handmade to carry out my scheme .
Penny , I should think that you would carry them rather than Dak . ” “ Dak doesn ' t
carry them . We all carry our own . ” She reached into her bag , pulled out a little
book , " I had mine but I did not dare admit it . " " Eh ? " “ He had his on him when
Well , look , will the word get back to Mars if I carry this wand today ? Inside the
nests , I mean ? " " Eh ? I suppose so . Yes . ” " Of course . I would guess that
every nest has stereo receivers ; I certainly noticed plenty of them in Kkkah nest .
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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