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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It will be the most wholehearted co - operation you ever saw , for they will be
deadly anxious to produce him before the whole Kkkahgral nest swarms over
them and tears the city down around their ears , " " Oh . I ' m still learning about
I reached the ramp leading down into the inner nest and started on down . That
line of astericks ... Martians visit very freely back and forth between their nests but
a Martian enters the inner nest only of his own family . Even his conjugate ...
Inside the nests , I mean ? " " Eh ? I suppose so . Yes . ” " Of course . I would
guess that every nest has stereo receivers ; I certainly noticed plenty of them in
Kkkah nest . They follow the Empire news as carefully as we do . Don ' t they ? " "
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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