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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By the time we were in the torchship I was glad to be comfortably back in free fall
again ; surge nausea is even worse than everyday dropsickness . But we did not
stay in free fall more than five minutes ; the three men who were to go back in ...
I hated free fall but Bonforte did not . “ Will you or Rog make my apologies to the
Commissioner , and so forth ? " " We ' ll take care of everything , sir . " " Good .
How soon can you arrange a shuttle for me ? “ The Pixie is still standing by for
He means , ” Clifton answered , “ that he is convinced that the fall of the Quiroga
government was the direct result of the speech you made earlier today . It is even
possible that he is right . But it is beside the point . Bill , try to be reasonably ...
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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