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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Heard of you ? I ' m one of your staunchest fans . " He looked at me very closely .
“ But you still look like Joe Bonforte . I can ' t believe that you are Lorenzo . " " But I
am . ” “ Oh , I believe it , I believe it . You know that skit where you are a tramp ?
... reared me with a firm hand and taught me my trade . I was afraid of something
like that with Bonforte ; I was now impersonating a well man at the height of his
powers , the way I had seen him and heard him in the many stereo records of him
I had just reached : “ Let us go forward together , with freedom for all — " when I
heard a noise behind me . " Mr . Bonforte ! ” I said . “ Doc ! Doc ! Come quickly ! "
Mr . Bonforte was pawing at me with his right hand and trying very urgently to tell
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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