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    Robert A. Heinlein: The Puppet Masters. (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1951), first edition, 219 pages, beige cloth with maroon lettering on spine, 8vo (5.25" x 8"), dust jacket (in protective Mylar). Originally serialized in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1951, this book by Heinlein is rated #4 on Pringle's list of the 100 Best Science Fiction Novels. Heinlein wrote this alien invasion tale, thematically similar to Jack Finney's The Body Snatchers, three years BEFORE Finney's famous story of the pod people. This copy is in fine condition; the text block is clean and tight. The dust jacket shows very minimal wear to the edges, and has one .25" tear at the back of the bottom cover. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. This is a truly marvelous copy of Heinlein's seminal science fiction story of parasitic alien attackers. From the Ventura Collection.

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