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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Eh ? " I realized with sudden dismay that I could as easily have said two hundred
, or even two fifty . " But I have not agreed to accept the engagement . " " Never
mind that ! We ' ll talk it over when you get here . The hundred is yours even if you
What Broadbent could not realize was that the grease paint really was not
necessary . It makes it easier , of course , but I ... I was about to say no when I
realized that it presented an interesting professional challenge . I had been
tempted to say ...
It was not until later that I realized that the file had not been defective , in view of
the theory on which it was based , i . e . it was intended to let a famous man
remember details about the less famous . But that was precisely what the
Emperor was ...
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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