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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Then you can excuse yourself to go to the men ' s room and just stay there until
you are sure of them . " " That should work . ” " I think so . Uh , I must say I feel
considerably better now that I ' ve seen you . Is there anything I can do for you ?
Sure , you ' ve asked the manager to count the house . Sure , you ' ve done it all
before . No matter — when you first walk out there and know that all those eyes
are on you , waiting for you to speak , waiting for you to do something - - maybe ...
Sure , I ' m anxious to get home now that the job is done . But a few days , or even
a month , on Luna would not matter . I have nothing pressing me . But thanks for
taking time to tell me the news . ” I searched his face . “ Rog , you look worried ...
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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