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The Puppet Masters (original 1951; edition 2009)

by Robert Heinlein

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Title:The Puppet Masters
Authors:Robert Heinlein
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The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein (1951)

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Dashiell Hammett meets the body snatchers. Despite the misogyny, it had three stars until the last third turned out to be pure agony to force myself to read. I really hope when I get to the late 1950s books, he gets better. ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
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 |
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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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Robert A. Heinleinprimary authorall editionscalculated
D'Achille, GinoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoyt, Sarah A.Afterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
James, LloydNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meltzoff, StanleyCover artistsecondary 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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