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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Oh . And the machine told you that I was the man for it ? ” “ Yes . You — and one
other . " This was another good place for me to keep my mouth shut . But I could
not have done so if my life had depended on it — which in a way it did . I just had
I told them , " she said slowly and scornfully , “ that this ridiculous scheme would
not work . " “ I am very sorry . I cannot help it . " She did not answer but climbed
heavily out of the cider press . She did not walk as easily at two gravities as Dak ...
But when Rog told me about it I felt sick , realizing that my stiff - necked attitude
had us all in acute danger . I told him so . He shook his head . " But he knows it all
! It was his scheme from the start . Look at the load of dirt he can haul over to the ...
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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