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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We should at least " Shut up , Jock . I want no hypnotists around at this point .
Lorenzo , we want you to do an impersonation job . It has to be so perfect that no
one - I mean no one - will ever know it took place . Can you do that sort of a job ?
He had a bulldog named Snuffles Bullyboy , several assorted uninteresting
offspring , and he liked a twist of lime in his whisky and splash . “ Penny , do you
mean to tell me that Mr . B . pretends to remember minutiae like that ? It strikes
me as ...
I mean ' No ! You did ask me ; therefore there is doubt in your mind . So if you
expect me to present that name to the committee as if I were Bonforte - - then go
in and ask him . " They both sat and said nothing . Finally Dak sighed and said ...
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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