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 suppose Dak has arranged some shenanigan to keep me under cover and
snake me back into the Tom Paine ? ” “ I don ' t know . " Her voice sounded odd
and I gave her a quick glance and saw that she was crying . My heart gave a skip
I don ' t get it . Here you chaps have been working and scheming for years to
bring about this very thing . Now you ' ve won - and you look like a bride who isn '
t sure she wants to go through with it . Why ? The nogood - nicks are out and now
Why , I don ' t know . The matter never came up . " " When was Penny put in ? " "
About three years ago . A by - election . ” " There ' s your answer , Rog . " " I don ' t
follow you . " “ Bonforte could have made Bill a Grand Assemblyman at any time ...
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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