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The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein

The Puppet Masters (original 1951; edition 2009)

by Robert Heinlein

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Title:The Puppet Masters
Authors:Robert Heinlein
Info:Baen (2009), Paperback, 320 pages
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The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein (1951)



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interesting, humans are top dog ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
This was a fun read. I liked Heinlein' tongue-in-cheek humor. ( )
  Foghorn-Leghorn | Jun 5, 2016 |
1950s to the MAX! ( )
  apomonis | Jun 2, 2016 |
Good serious work, classical, not like superficial sci-fi books of our days, with great characters, important questions.
Although there are details showing age (politics among them...) it has som quality for preparing with a possible encounteer with aliens.
  Gerardlionel | Apr 2, 2016 |
What a great tale on so many levels! This novel works as a straight science-fiction alien invasion story, but there are also the philosophical questions to consider. How much freedom is a person willing to surrender for peace of mind? How do you know what is true when you cannot see events yourself? When does a war end?

I picked this book to re-read (I read it first decades ago) after another novel mentioned it in passing. I am glad I did as the more experienced me saw the multi-layered novel with fresh eyes. Heinlein fans have no doubt already read the novel, but I think it is worth reading again. ( )
  Jean_Sexton | May 15, 2015 |
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Met een uitgebreide produktie, die gaat van de klassiek gebleven korte verhalen van zijn "Future History" tot de langere, meer ambitieuze, maar ook meer controversiele romans als "Vreemdeling in een vreemd land", hoort Robert Heinlein tot de bekendste namen in sf. Zijn wel erg populaire "Puppet Masters" (1951) dat eerst in een Bruna-Omnibus verscheen, is hier als pocket ook al weer aan herdruk toe. Het boek verhaalt de strijd tegen een buitenaardse invasie, in de vorm van parasitaire symbioten, die zich op de rug van de mens vastzetten en hem via het zenuwstelsel volledig overmeesteren. Pretentieloos, dynamisch en vlot geschreven.

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D'Achille, GinoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoyt, Sarah A.Afterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
James, LloydNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Patterson, William H., Jr.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shaw, BarclayCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Earth was being invaded by aliens and the top security agencies were helpless: the aliens were controlling the mind of every person they encountered. So it was up to Sam Cavanaugh, secret agent for a powerful and deadly spy network, to find a way to stop them--which meant he had to be invaded himself!

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When alien slugs with mind control abilities begin infecting people, Sam and Mary, federal agents whose work is only known to the President, try to stop the invasion and kill the aliens without harming their hosts.

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