Saturday, December 22, 2007
The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein
The Puppet Master
Robert A. Heinlein
1951, Ballantine Books, New York.
Story of an alien invasion taking place in 2007 (book written in 1951) after a flying saucer lands in the central United States. The aliens lifeforms are parasitic 'slugs' which take over control of humans' bodies and minds. Sam Cavanaugh from an above-the-government agency narrates the story as he attempts to rid the population of these parasites.
This is a really great pulpy 50s sci-fi novel!
It's got plenty of action and is fast moving. The science is interesting and not too complicated - just a nice simple story of alien invasion and body snatching! And that mild 1950s sexism just makes the book complete.
This story would make an excellent movie ... it has nudity and everything!
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