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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Just tell me : is it worth our time to discuss the factors ? Have you given it plenty of
thought ? ” " My mind is made up , Dak . This isn ' t my pidgin . " " Well , perhaps
you ' re right . I ' m sorry . I guess we ' ll just have to hope he pulls out of it in time ...
I tried to tell you this job could not be done . How could anyone memorize all that
? ” " Why , you can ' t , of course . " " You just said that this was what he
remembered about bis friends and acquaintances . " " Not quite . I said that this is
what he ...
Anything you want to tell me about it ? Nevertheless , I took the list and glanced
down it . I knew them all from their Farleyfiles and a few of them from contact ; I
knew already why each one had to be taken care of . Then I struck the name ...
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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