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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He always gives a man the benefit of the doubt . ” He remained silent for a
moment . “ You make the changes you think you have to . ... B . could give him
instructions . But he ' s an able man . Uh , Chief , how soon can you be ready to
I would not give him that , even to keep peace . I was a professional , retained to
do a very difficult professional job , and professional men do not use the back
stairs ; they are treated with respect . So I ignored him and asked Rog , " Where '
Most ways they don ' t give a damn whether school keeps or not , as long as they
can keep on herding junk through the sky . But to do that you ' ve got to have
cargo , and cargo means trade , and profitable trade means wide - open trade ,
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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