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 was out in the sunlight for about ten feet , then I was inside a long tube in the
ship . I used about every third rung . The rocket ship was apparently small . At
least the control room was quite cramped ; I never got a look at the outside . The
I ' m going to stay right in this ship . Somebody has to take it back and land it on
Earth . You can ' t fool me . " " True , " Broadbent agreed . “ But you won ' t be in it .
The three blokes who are supposed to be in this ship - according to the records ...
It leaves the ship on boost the whole time and is done rather quickly , but it has
an oddly disturbing effect on the sense of balance . The effect has a name
something like Coriolanus . Coriolis ? All I know about spaceships is that the
ones that ...
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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