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 don ' t know what you ' re talking about ! You ' re going to be in ... I think he might
talk if we urged him . " The driver tried to ... After you talk we are going to turn you
loose , not do anything , just let you walk back into town . But , , listen carefully ...
They couldn ' t have been trying to make him talk because he didn ' t have any
secrets that were of any possible political importance . He always operated out in
the open and everybody knows it . They must have been using it simply to keep ...
Dak looked up at me . " Chief ? ” " Eh ? About time to knock off that ' Chief ' stuff ,
isn ' t it ? He ' s back . " “ That ' s what I wanted to talk to you about . Would it be
too much trouble to you to keep up the impersonation just a little while longer ?
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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