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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But we did not stay in free fall more than five minutes ; the three men who were to
go back in the Can Do were crowding into the transfer lock even as Dak and I
floated into the torchship . The next few moments were extremely confused .
Two minutes ! ” I tried to look around but the drug made me even more confused .
My eyeballs did feel hot and my teeth ... One minute ! Knock off those pinochle
games and spread your fat carcasseswe ' re goin ' to smoke ! ” The hooting was ...
Four minutes to spare , " he said happily . “ This is a nice car . I wish I owned it .
Rog , ease up a touch and give me room . " Clifton did so , Dak chopped the
driver expertly on the side of his neck with the edge of his hand ; the man went
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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