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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You think Quiroga will go back into office for another five years or at least the
Humanity Party will ? ” Clifton looked thoughtful . “ No , I think our chances are
pretty good to win the election . " " Eh ? Maybe I ' m not awake yet . Don ' t you
want to ...
Joseph , are you planning to bring the Martian nests into the Empire at once ? ” "
Eh ? Certainly not before the election , Sire . " " Come now , you know I was
talking about after the election . And have you forgotten how to say " Willem ' ?
I think that if you miss on the Martian issue immediately after the election , you
can afford to wait - for your other policies are going to prove very popular . You ' ll
pick up votes in by - elections and eventually you ' ll come around and tell me I ...
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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