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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As soon as you agreed to the job I had Jock send word to call off the team that
was trying to arrange a deal with Trowbridge . " “ I should think so ! " " But - see
bere , Lorenzo , I ' m going to lay it on the line . While you were busy whooping
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 ...
Tried ! You succeeded . It is an odd thing to see one ' s own self . ” I realized with
sudden painful empathy that he was not ... Taking the middle of the rug , I gave
the peroration of one of his finest speeches , not trying to do it word for word , but
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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