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 was not worried about them as long as Boothroyd accepted the impersonation
— though there were certainly some present who knew that I was not Bonforte .
But I refused to let those individuals worry me , either . They could cause us do ...
But it did not worry Rog Clifton . He shrugged and said , “ Let him . There are no
new votes to be picked up by personal appearances at political rallies . All it does
is wear out the speaker . Those rallies are attended only by the faithful .
Rog said , “ Don ' t worry . " " Huh ? " " I said , ' Don ' t worry . When the reports on
those prints come back from the Identification Bureau at The Hague , you are in
for a small but pleasant surprise and our exfriend Bill is in for a much bigger one
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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
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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