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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Dubois was busy at the phone ; he looked up , saw me , and his jaw dropped . ...
After his first glance at me , he had looked away and not bothered to look back - “
Benny Grey ” is such a tired , negligible little guy that there is no point in looking ...
Do you have to make my job six times harder by treating me like dirt ? " She
looked shocked . ... She watched me , looking from the image back to my face
with a dazed look on her own . We finished and I switched it off myself . " How
was that ?
He looked like my father ! Oh , it was just a " family ” resemblance ; he and I
looked much more alike than either one of us looked like my father , but the
likeness was there and the age was right , for he looked old . I had not guessed
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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