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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... seemed a logical certainty . Bonforte had lived through at least three
assassination attempts - - or so the news reports would have us believe . At least
two of his escapes had seemed almost miraculous . Suppose they were not
Eh ? I suppose so . Yes . ” " Of course . I would guess that every nest has stereo
receivers ; I certainly noticed plenty of them in Kkkah nest . They follow the
Empire news as carefully as we do . Don ' t they ? " " Yes . At least the elders do .
He glanced at the wand and said smoothly , " That ' s a Martian wand , is it not ,
sir ? Interesting . I suppose you will want to leave it here it will be safe . ” I said , “ I
' m carrying it . " " Sir ? ” His eyebrows shot up and he waited for me to correct my
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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