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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I started to tell him what I thought of his humor in scathing green - room idiom ,
then recalled that there was a lady present . My father had taught me that a
woman will forgive any action , up to and including assault with violence , but is
I was not worried about them as long as Boothroyd accepted the impersonation
— though there were certainly some present who knew that I was not Bonforte .
But I refused to let those individuals worry me , either . They could cause us do ...
Mr . Bonforte , it is asserted that you intend to demand that the Grand Assembly
grant full Empire citizenship to Martians ; will you comment ? ” " Mr . Bonforte ,
how soon are you going to force a vote of confidence in the present government
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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