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    Donald A. Wollheim's Copy

    Robert A. Heinlein. The Puppet Masters. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1951. First edition. Octavo. [2: blank], 219, [220-222: blank] pages. Publisher's grey cloth, spine lettered in dark red, in original dust jacket. Housed in custom clamshell case. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends. Formerly Donald A. Wollheim's copy with his name stamped in ink on rear free endpaper. A beautiful copy.

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    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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