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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They must have been using it simply to keep him under control , keep him from
trying to escape . " He went on , " Doc says that he thinks they must have been
using the minimum daily dose , just enough to keep him docile , until just before
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 '
He grabbed the water glass that had been sitting in front of me ; I had handled it
several times . " The hell with that ! This will do . " " I ' ve told you before , Bill , to
mind your language in the presence of ladies . But you may keep the glass .
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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