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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It ' s a lot of fun for an actor to mess around with lines ; he doesn ' t get the chance
very often . I used no one but Penny for my audience and made sure from Dak
that I was not being tapped elsewhere in the ship though I suspect that the big ...
The hours are easy and the pay is good - and the social security is firstratebarring
the outside chance of revolution , and my line has always been lucky on that
score . But much of the work is tedious and could be done as well by any second
Yes . But this is just a walk - through , isn ' t it ? Lines as fixed as a play ? Would
there be any chance of anyone pulling any surprises on me that I couldn ' t
handle ? " : " Well , no . Ordinarily you would be expected to talk to the press
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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