THE PUPPET MASTERS. Robert A. Heinlein.

THE PUPPET MASTERS.

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. Octavo, cloth. 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 its 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. Previous owners bookplate affixed to front paste down, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing to corner tips and spine ends, a tiny 5 mm closed tear with crease to lower front panel. (28547). Item #28547

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