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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Rog , Dak , and Penny followed me into the car . There was the usual skyfield
crowd , not as numerous as at any earthport , but numerous . I was not worried
about them as long as Boothroyd accepted the impersonation — though there
The conviction that I smelled it was so strong that I involuntarily glanced back to
see if Penny had followed me in . I could feel her handclasp warm in my palm . I
started limping down that aisle , trying to make it about the speed a Martian
Penny followed me back into my office . When she closed the door I said , " I won '
t need you for the next hour or so , Penny child . But you might ask Doc for more
of those pills , I may need them . " “ Yes , sir . ” She floated with her back to the ...
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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