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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Bonforte had lived through at least three assassination attempts - - or so the news
reports would have us believe . At least two of his escapes had seemed almost
miraculous . Suppose they were not miraculous ? Suppose they had all ...
It is my job to see that he has at least a minute or two to study the appropriate
Farleyfile before anybody gets in to see him . If the need turns up , I can protect
you with the same service . ” I looked at the typical file she had projected on the
No , I do not regret it , even though I was happier thenat least I slept better . But
there is solemn satisfaction in doing the best you can for eight billion people .
Perhaps their lives have no cosmic significance , but they have feelings . They
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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