A Glorious interplanetary romp. Larry (Lorenzo Smythe AKA 'The Great Lorenzo') Smith, a down-on-his-luck third-rate actor with an over-active ego gets conned into the rough-and-tumble world of interplanetary politics.
Yesterday he couldn't name the Prime Minister of the United Planets. Today he's on his way to Mars to stand in for the leader of the Loyal Opposition in a ceremony that will affect the future of interplanetary relations for decades. Then it gets complicated.
Heinlein's first Hugo, and possibly his best work, though eclipsed by later and more contriversial books.
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