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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No matter — when you first walk out there and know that all those eyes are on
you , waiting for you to speak , waiting for you to do something - - maybe even
waiting for you to go up on your lines , brother , you feel it . This is why they have
His eyebrows shot up and he waited for me to correct my obvious mistake . I
reached into Bonforte ' s ... On both sides the entire length of the great cavern the
nobles and royalty of the court were standing and waiting . I suppose Pateel
Wait until they take your fingerprints ! " I sighed and made the understatement of
my life . “ This is ceasing to be a joke . Gentlemen , I think I had better put an end
to this . Penny my dear , will you please have someone send in fingerprinting ...
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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