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Double StarT of time talking about Akshyay Mulberry Vol.One his own acting chops and it takes the reader a while to trust thate is actually as good as Como Abrir Mentes Fechadas he says This journey mimics that of Bonforte s inner circle who agree to the deception out of desperation butave little confidence that it will work Most of this shortish novel takes place over the span of a few weeks It manages to flesh out the political situation fairly uickly and with enough depth that there is a sense of what is at stake in the impersonation gambit The character development of the support players is a little lacking but Smith is fully realized as is Bonforte in a obliue fashion It s interesting to see Smith s own fears and prejudice and strong personality twist to conform with the role Devils Gate he is forced to playOn the whole I think this bookas aged well but as usual with mid century SF I The Old Myers Place (Halloween, had some issues with the characterization of women Smith learnedis profession from Witcheskin his father but doesn t seem toave Jack Glass had a mother to speak of Bonforte s assistant Penny is intelligent but also moody and petulant and subject to fainting spells She is also deep in unreuited love for Bonforte Thankfully she is only threatened with a spanking once by a co worker If itad been twice I would ave been tempted to put the book downI m glad I didn t put it down I was impressed by the taut plotting and the contained timeline I d be very curious to find out where the breaks were in the original Astounding serialization The will e be found out moments dripped with suspense and Smith s personal journey was well depicted This is a worthy Hugo winner and I d place it near the top of my personal best of Heinlein list Washed up actor Lorenzo Smythe accepts the role of Me Write Book his lifetime to impersonate a politician whoas been kidnapped right before both an important meeting meant to unite Humans and Martians Failure to show up could result in a war between planetsThis book was originally published in 1956 and it certainly felt dated to me Despite Cosmological Enigmas human existence now being on an interplanetary level this is very much an American story with a limited scope Lorenzo often doesn t refer to Humankind as being from Earth but simply as America Along with the anti British sentiment which seems so small once you bring space into the matter and the bigotry betweenumankind and the martians the viewpoints in this book are really rather boring and outdatedI was At Hells Gate hoping for something a little bit fun and not soeavily reliant on the reader s understanding of the American political system but perhaps it s my own fault for not expecting as much Brian Aldiss in Trillion Year Spree says this is Heinlein s most enjoyable novel Who am I to fault Never Goodbye (Albany Boys, his judgment It is indeed a lot of fun pathetic failed actor Laurence Smith stage name Lorenzo Smythe isired to impersonate John Joseph Bonforte leader of the Expansionist party and the Solar System s most important politician Bonforte as been kidnapped and for complicated reasons there is an appointment e must attend no excuse will be acceptable if Hunted by Herne (Otherkind Kink: Horned Gods, he fails to turn up on time So Smythe is drafted in proceeds to learn Bonforte s mannerisms and background story and startsis unusual new job The first public appearance goes fine and no one suspects a thing Then Lady Lorena’s Spinster’s Society heas to do another one and then yet another Pretty soon On the First Night of Christmas he s living Bonforte s life forim I don t want to give away too much of a fun plot but the basic message is that politicians even good ones like Bonforte are fakes Any P.S. Im Pregnant halfway competent actor with a few weeks of prep time could step into their shoes and they would do just as wellI think Heinlein was unusually prescientere When Tigress for Two (Alaskan Tigers, he wrote it remember that there was no Reagan or Schwarzenegger And even now the bookas some punch left Politics is less and less about ideas and about appearances you need a good script and the ability to project your character in a convincing way For a couple of weeks in 2008 it looked like Sarah Palin Cult Science Fiction Films had a decent shot at becoming Vice President and maybe later President largely on the strength ofer ockey mom persona It now seems that that was largely a construct but I believed it at the time even though I didn t like it In England it appears that we re going to get David Cameron as our next Prime Minister He s a Conservative and e s campaigning on a platform of Sailor Moon Episode Lists helping the poor and the environment it s difficult to believe it s anyonest than Dubya s compassionate conservatism But that s not the important thing He interprets the role imaginatively and Attentions Throbbing he looks convincing if this were the Oscars I d be tippingim for a statuette and most voters are viewing the election in pretty much that way Heinlein Dark Reflections (Dark Reflections, had a point I read this book growing up and I can t tell you exactly why I remembered liking it but a friend was recently reading it and I decided to add it to my listThere is a lot ofit or miss on the Heinlein bookshelf and I can respect those who don t find this one interesting First it really isn t focused on
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science fiction this one interesting First it really isn t focused on the science fiction we get a lot of what RAH imagines about Spinetinglers Anthology 2008 humans spreading out in the solar system Second the lead character isn t in Heinlein s terms a spaceman He is a somewhat narcissistic actor who isired on Earth to substitute for a igh level politician who is missing We get a good measure of Heinlein s thoughts on government and politics There are some very nice bits on the craft of acting There is nothin. ?та и опасна роля в своята кариераРолята да замести един лидеркойто е най обичаният и най заплашваният човек на планетатаЗалогът мир с марсианците и.

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G too profound and this short novel moves ahead at a rapid pace Why did I like it I enjoy Heinlein s ability to create ordinary people who are placed in extraordinary circumstances 35 because I was very entertained Before I begin I d like to thank you all for choosing to read this review today It is you who actively participate in the Goodreads community that are the pulsating eart of this great country Insert your country name Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity here Without your efforts intellectual life everywhere would be sure to stagnate Thisas always been my position and I am a man with firm convictions never changing my mind about anything Just yesterday a young impoverished child asked me The Doughboys how I was going toelp improve this country if I am elected Czar And I saidchecks notes on palmlower taxes by wagging war wagging war Oh uh sorry WAGING waron evil countries full of terrorists I also prioritize putting children first and also putting the environment terrorists I also prioritize putting children first and also putting the environment our future first It is my pleasure to discuss Double Star this afternoon Double Star is a terrific book of mine and I ve known it for several weeks Honestly I can only say nice things about it Having won the Hugo insome yearit is a book with the greatest of accolades to its name It s the story of an actor asked to play the most challenging and dangerous role of 魔法使いの涙 [Mahou Tsukai no Namida] his life representing a politician during a ceremony that if it isn t conducted exactly right could mean death But after the ceremony the politician isn t yet ready to return tois duties and the actor is Futurity hired for another job Witty and fast paced Double Star is very fun and I can tonestly say whether I liked this or Starship Troopers better Yes I can I liked this one better because at the end of the day the message Ouija in Suburbia here was Politicians can be replaced by decent actors without anyone noticing whereas the message in Starship Troopers was Woo Haa Go team While I give full credit to those willing to serve in the armed forces of and I m aware that they are the pulsatingeart of this great country and without them nobody would protect our borders from those dangerous terrorists and immigrants I relate with the former message It is truly a shame that so many of our representatives seem to simply say what they think people want to Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism hear but unfortunately some people are stupid enough that they can get away with it Not you people though you people are the foundation that this country is built upon It s time we take back this country from bland insipid politicians and put someone with real positions on the issues back in office And Iave positions On the issues I believe that our children shouldn t take drugs and education is important Unlike you know who who wants to undermine all the values that you old dear Say no to socialism and fascism And vote like a patriot Vote for our future Vote For Me Click for me Click below and take a stand for values You like values right Really enjoyed this Heinlein s first but least recognized Hugo Award winner Like many of is better works this is a science fiction vehicle that Caz Sanatı he uses to discuss other issuesere Desire Sensibility he spends time with politics maybe even adding some subtle and not too subtle ideas about whate thinks is right and wrong in politics Not consistent with other novels about martia review also posted at fantasy about Martia Review also posted at Fantasy In Double Star a 1956 Robert Heinlein novella Lawrence Smith aka Lorenzo Smythe or Lorenzo the Great an out of work actor accepts a job to impersonate a man for a few days without perhaps asking as many uestions about the job as e should ave He promptly finds The Faerie Godmothers Apprentice Wore Green himself whisked off to the planet Mars standing in for one of the most important political figures in the solar system whoas been kidnapped Larry s first task fool the Martians during a vitally important Martian adoption ceremony But somehow one appearance as a double leads to another and anotherMy self imposed mission was to find a Robert Heinlein story where the enjoyment of the tale isn t swamped by the offensive content for which Heinlein is unfortunately well known Double Star I think does the job pretty well There are a couple of instances of eyebrow raising dialogue and the women mostly The Sorcerer of the North (Rangers Apprentice have secretarial type jobs but it s par for what you d normally expect to see in 1950 s books even science fiction the imaginations of mid century SF authorsad their limits and nothing was too far out of lineHeinlein gets on Practicing History his soapbox a little about personal freedoms and politics but it s all good since the main message is euality for all races including Martians and Venerians aliens from Venus A few outdated technologies like microfilm and slide rules appear alongside the spaceships and ray guns but it doesn t ruin the fun It s actually pretty amusing in a retro kind of wayThis is a uick andumorous read not terribly challenging but enjoyable and there are some interesting ideas about ow acting a role can change you as a person the importance of the political process and the impact one person can ave If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewPax Americana Double Star by Robert A HeinleinImplausible and impossible to put down like all of Heinlein s books I ve read its Some Thing Black hero is a man of action and boundless self confidence a wisecracking all American cowboy figure who brushes obstacles aside a genial dictator figure who knows that as long ase s left in charge everything will be ok The voice is always. съюз с империятаРискът бърза смъртако бъде разкрита подмяната или доживотно преструванезащото отвлеченият политик може да не се появи никога повеч. ,

Double Star No second rate actor could ever become president rightOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureDouble Star is one of Robert Heinlein s ever become president rightOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureDouble Star is one of Robert Heinlein s enjoyable early period SF novels a short and tightly plotted story of out of work actor Lawrence Smith aka The Great Lorenzo who is unexpectedly tapped for a very important acting job to impersonate an important politician named John Bonforte who McClellans Other Story has been kidnapped Initially the job is supposed to be just short term until the real guy can be rescued but as things drag out this becomes difficult Even surprisingly Lorenzo findse is actually getting uite good at impersonating Bonfor This is one of Heinlein s early novels which you can tell by the brevity and the lack of wankery Also the fact that Cant You Make Them Behave, King George? he just jumps straight into the story and never wastes much time on expositionThis is in fact one of Heinlein s greatest strengths and I think a major reason foris grandmaster status Leonardo da Vinci he may be a bit out of fashion nowadays ande often lost the plot in Enkätboken his later works bute was first and foremost a storyteller A spinner of yarns a teller of tales and if readers freuently read too much into the author s id because of what Introduction to the Spiritist Philosophy his characters did that was their own lookout Double Star is typical of Heinlein SF We get a fully sketched out but barely described interplanetary society in which the United States still exists as a sovereign state in cooperation with an Empire that governs across the solar system Mars is its own planet and the alien Martians coexist withumanity with some on both sides wanting the two races to join together while others are violent separatists All of this plus the spacefaring technology which is on the slightly soft side of Play Me, Im Yours hard SF but presents nothing particularly outlandish for this rocket ships and BEM era storyWhat makes Heinlein a master ofis craft is that Health at Every Size he drops us into this universe and makes it all perfectly understandable the parts that aren t really explained don t matter without devoting a single chapter in fact barely a paragraph to exposition What exposition there is is all through character dialog and it allappens through action rather than As You Know Bob conversations Hence our main character Lorenzo Smythe who is a Martianphobe who winds up The Kings Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy having to impersonate a politician who is involved in an important formal ritual to become anonorary Martian tells us everything we need to know about Martians between dodging murder attempts by a renegade faction of Martians this Polvere alla polvere happens in the first few pages of the book and whining aboutow much e dislikes Martians on is An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery hasty trip to go make friends with themHeinlein characters are always a bit freakishly competent which is why we re supposed to believe that Lorenzo is such a great actor that even thoughe was grabbed seemingly at the last moment by a couple of a shady men needing Trial Run / Whip Hand / Twice Shy him to impersonate a famous politician at a moment s noticee manages to fool almost everyone around is subject from the Martians to the EmperorThere are even some space politics in this book though Heinlein is blamed for soapboxing than e actually did and while there some space politics in this book though Heinlein is blamed for soapboxing than I, Claudius he actually did and while thereints of is usual rugged self reliance and free trade philosophy nothing is too obviously on the nose with regards to real world politics Are the Martians a metaphor for some Earthly Other Maybe you could read them that way but sometimes a Martian is just a Martian Likewise the politician e is impersonating one of those rare Chicken Soup for the Soul honest sorts whoonestly is trying to do the right thing for Misbehaving his nation andis constituents could easily be read as a liberal or a conservative or any other sort of party memberThis was in fact a pretty fast paced yarn about political conspiracies and diplomatic maneuvers that could Blooming Red have easily been told without the sci fi trappings Heinlein added spaceships and Martians because that s the kind of storye wrote but I ll bet non SF readers would enjoy this story just as much if it Irrevocable Trust (Irreparable, had been written as a mundane conspiracy thrillerThis is notis most exciting or imaginative work but it is a good showcase of Heinlein s early style and Forensic Science his talents as a writer A couple of years ago I attended an event at which Connie Willis spoke abouter research for Blackout and All Clear She referenced numerous romantic comedies and several war movies in addition to The Penguin History of Early India her factualistoric research I don t recall that she brought up many works of fiction but Double Star was one of them and it stuck in my mind as something I wanted to read Between the Hugo win and the subject matter I thought it would be worth a tryWillis said that Double Star was inspired by the story of ME Clifton James who was sent to North Africa and Gibraltar in Field Marshal Montgomery s place in order to confuse the Germans She borrowed these events in Exploring with Frémont her own depiction of the intelligence war Heinlein s version is less madcap than the Willis version and possibly less madcap than the true story given that James was an alcoholic and a smoker and was missing a finger and Montgomery was not Double Star is fast paced and somehow manages a light tone despite the serious subject matter The Great Lorenzo nee Lawrence Smith is an out of work actor whene is plucked out of a bar to perform the role of a lifetime impersonating the kidnapped Expansionist leader John Joseph Bonforte At the beginning the actor s character is painted somewhat broadly He spends a lo. 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