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 tried to get my breath and stop trembling . " Miss Russell - I am very sorry - but
please don ' t turn that on again . I can ' t stand Martians . ” She looked at me as if
she could not believe what she saw but despised it anyhow . " I told them , " she ...
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 ...
I searched North America and tried to pick out the little dot I had left only weeks
earlier , and tried to get my emotions straight . After a while I came back in ; night
on Luna is rather overpowering . Rog returned a little later and sat back down at ...
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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