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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And you haven ' t any right to jeopardize everybody else by telling him . You don '
t know a thing about him . " " It ' s a calculated risk . ” Broadbent turned back to me
. Dubois grabbed his arm , swung him around . " Calculated risk be damned !
I turned away slowly , so as not to appear jerky or nervous in stereo . There were
photographers around , still , news pickup , stereo , and so forth , as well as many
reporters . Bill was keeping the reporters away from us ; as we turned to go he ...
As I turned them back to her I asked Penny if she had read her own Farleyfile .
She told me snippily to mind my own business ! Then turned red and apologized .
Most of my time was taken up with study but I did take time to review and revise ...
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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