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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And , while I did not expect Broadbent to kill him , I did think that I was about to
see Dubois used as a dust rag . I had no thought of interfering . Every man is
entitled to elect the time and manner of his own destruction . I could see tension
One or two maybe , but they wouldn ' t expect it when you were so rushed . ” " I
was caught in a squeeze . That fiddlin ' gatemaster and his passports . Penny , I
should think that you would carry them rather than Dak . ” “ Dak doesn ' t carry
The networks were led to expect a major speech from you today , commenting on
yesterday ' s event . I thought Rog intended to cancel it , but Bill has the speech
worked up . Question is , will you deliver it ? ” The trouble with adopting a cat is ...
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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