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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There are a dozen other details which can ' t be set down in words ; the point is
you have to be a spaceman when you do it , with a spaceman ' s alert body and
unconscious balanceyou have to live it . A city man blunders along on smooth ...
... halfhearted interest in continuing to live . Dak was busy most of the time at the
ship ' s communicator , apparently talking on a very tight beam for his hands
constantly nursed the directional control like a gunner laying a gun under
My head ached and my eyes would not focus . He seemed to pull toward me and
away while his voice drove on . " . . . robbed him of his chance to finish his work .
So you ' ve got to do it for him . You ' ve got to make him live again ! " I shook my ...
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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