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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with it and twisting the chain , after he had stopped taking my pulse . I started to
mention it , since it was catching the reading light just over my head , but decided
that it was probably a nervous habit of which he was not aware and really too ...
She stopped crying , whirled around , looked at me , and her jaw dropped . I
added , still in my normal self , “ Come back here and sit down . " I thought she
was going to refuse , then she seemed to think better of it , came slowly back and
Two of the kids , of the same and smallest size and looking just alike to me ,
skittered out and stopped dead in front of me , just like a foolish puppy in traffic .
Either I stopped or I ran them down . So I stopped . They moved even closer ,
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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