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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Uh , never mind . What do you get by the day ? " " My minimum fee for a one -
evening date is one hundred Imperials . ” This was simple truth . Oh , I have been
coerced at times into paying some scandalous kickbacks , but the voucher never
But I reviewed it in my mind and assured myself that my personal differences with
Corpsman had not affected my decision ; my mind had been made up before he
appeared . A sharp knock came at the door . I called out , “ Who is it ? " “ Captain
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 , " Tell the rest ...
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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