The Puppet Masters

The Puppet Masters

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First came the news that a flying saucer had landed in Iowa. Then came the announcement that the whole thing was just a hoax. End of story. Case closed. Except that two agents of the most secret intelligence agency in the U.S. government were on the scene and disappeared without reporting in. And four more agents who were sent in also disappeared. So the head of the agency and his two top agents went in and managed to get out with their discovery: an invasion is underway by sluglike aliens who can touch a human and completely control his or her mind. What the humans know, they know. What the slugs want, no matter what, the human will do. And most of Iowa is already under their control. Sam Cavanaugh was one of the agents who discovered the truth. Unfortunately, that was just before he was taken over by one of the aliens and began working for the invaders, with no will of his own.
Publisher: Riverdale, N.Y. : Baen, 2010, c1951.
ISBN: 9781439133767
Call Number: HEINLEIN
Characteristics: 407 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Human-alien encounters -- Iowa -- Fiction.
Unidentified flying objects -- Sightings and encounters -- Fiction.
Intelligence officers -- Fiction.
Brainwashing -- Fiction.
Science fiction.


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Sep 05, 2013

the commenter below (kygav...) is remarking upon what may be one of the first truly secret agent-type books of fiction ever written, as well as a most excellent future fiction work (given that it was first published in 1951); it was also an award-winning episode on the first Outer Limits show.

Sep 04, 2013

Pubescent male idea of a romance packaged in a decent premise - similar to Invasion of the Body Snatchers - but lacks development of characters and technology concepts although all of the hooks are in there.


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