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 don ' t understand you . There are lots of actors picking up spare money making
public appearances for celebrities . " " I regard them as prostitutes , not
colleagues . Let me make myself clear . Does an author respect a ghost writer ?
I understand that Trowbridge is that sort of bloke . So if we can get him , we ' ll use
him instead , pay you off and tell you nothing and ship you back . Understand ? "
Too well I understood . Dak did not use the word - I doubt if he would have ...
To understand all is to forgive all " — and I was beginning to understand Bonforte
. At turnover we got that one - gravity rest that Dak had promised . We never were
in free fall , not for an instant ; instead of putting out the torch , which I gather ...
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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