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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always possible . He directed the production himself and he timed it perfectly . I
have seen him deliver a line , walk away - then whirl around and snap out a retort
to a line that he had never heard , precisely on the timing . This was like that .
It is even possible that he is right . But it is beside the point . Bill , try to be
reasonably polite , will you ? We get nowhere by bickering . ” I was so surprised
by the suggestion that I had caused Quiroga to resign that I forgot all about my
desire to ...
His progress was good , if slow ; Capek reported that it was possible , if
absolutely necessary , to let him appear any time now — but he advised against it
; he had lost almost twenty pounds and his co - ordination was poor . Rog did
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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