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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My voice was warm but casual ; on the level at which these people operated , a
hasty trip to Earth and back was simply a few days ' separation and nothing more
. I limped over and offered my hand . The ship was at the moment under low ...
... granted the same privileges on Earth that humans enjoyed on Mars had been
abhorrent to me - until I visited the Kkkab nest . “ My opponent , ” Bonforte had
said with a rasp in his voice , " would have you believe that the motto of the
I had seen " myself " die , I had again seen my father die . I knew then why they so
rarely manage to save one of a pair of Siamese twins . I was empty . I don ' t know
how long I stayed out there . Eventually I heard Rog ' s voice behind me .
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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