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THE PUPPET MASTERS
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. Octavo,. cloth.. Very slight spine lean, a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with. light wear at upper spine end and two corner tips and some dust. soiling to rear panel. A nice copy with bright jacket. (#114597). First edition. Parasitic slug "masters" from outer space "attach themselves to human hosts and control their every thought and action ... Speaking through a host, a master offers mankind a life of contentment, peace, and security of surrender, and the offer appears genuine ... [The novel] allegorizes modern anxiety about the preservation of freedom ... Heinlein anticipates that moment when a man must make the fateful choice between security and freedom." - Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, p. 106. "Fast- moving tale of paranoid (anti-Communist?) fears run wild. Well handled, a classic of it type." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 291. Filmed in 1994 with Donald Sutherland. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-205. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 4. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1730-34.
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