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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How could anyone memorize all that ? ” " Why , you can ' t , of course . " " You just
said that this was what he remembered about bis friends and acquaintances . " "
Not quite . I said that this is what he wanted to remember . But since he can ' t ...
Do you remember the details ? ” " Why , certainly . He said , How did you break
that arm , son ? and I said , ' Riding a bicycle , sir , ' and he said , ' Did the same
thing myself , only it was a collarbone . ' " “ Do you think he would remember it if
I remember him , yet I have trouble realizing that I was ever he . My wife
Penelope claims that she remembers him better than I do and that she never
loved anyone else . So time changes us . I find I can " remember " Bonforte ' s
early life better ...
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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