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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in selecting a true artist , as well as one who was in measurements and bony
structure the twin of the politician . His profile was much like mine ; even his
hands were long , narrow , and aristocratic like mine - and hands are harder than
I limped over and offered my hand . The ship was at the moment under low boost
as it ... Clifton threw me a quick glance , then played up . He took his cigar out of
his mouth , shook hands , and said quietly , " Glad to see you back , Chief .
company , but the only behavior Corpsman would willingly accept from me was
that of a servant , hat in hand and very ' umble , sir . I would not give him that ,
even to keep peace . I was a professional , retained to do a very difficult
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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