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 risked a hope that my violation of propriety had not yet reached the capital
offense level . I reached the ramp leading down into the inner nest and started on
down . That line of astericks represents the adoption ceremony . Why ? Because
it is ...
... you can quote me if you wish . " I reached back into my mind and ... This " - I
gestured with the Martian wand — “ is proof that two great races can reach out
across the gap of strangeness with understanding . Our own race is spreading
out to ...
He reached out and patted my hand in a fatherly way and we both watched the
receiver . The first station Penny got said : “ _ doubt about it , folks ; eight of the
robot brains say yes , Curiac says maybe . The Expansionist Party has won a ...
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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