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 felt lots better when it hit ; one third gravity is not much , about the same as Mars
' surface I think , but it is enough to steady the stomach and make the floor a real
floor . About five minutes later Dak knocked and let himself in as I was going to ...
Then I struck the name : Corpsman , William J . I fought down what I felt was
justifiable annoyance and said quietly , “ I see Bill is on the list , Rog . " " Oh , yes .
I wanted to tell you about that . You see , Chief , as we all know , there has been a
But it felt fresher . They had killed him . His enemies had killed him as certainly as
if they had put a knife in his ribs . Despite all that we had done , the risks we had
taken , in the end they had murdered him . “ Murder most foul ” ! I felt dead ...
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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