THE BODY SNATCHERS. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1955. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. "Seed-pod aliens take over a small American town, replacing people with will-less simulacra. A memorable piece of paranoia, similar to Heinlein's THE PUPPET MASTERS (1951)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 45. "A chilling classic ..." - Barron, ed., Horror Literature 4-116. Now filmed four times, the classic 1956 first film adaptation directed by Don Siegel "improved upon the novel's unpersuasive optimistic ending and opened up the story's exploration of the dark side of conformity to a variety of interpretations" (Stefan Dziemianowicz). The latest version, titled "Invasion," appeared in 2007. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-401. Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-136. King list, p. 390. Winter list, p. 269. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of shelf wear at lower spine end and touch of rubbing along lower front edge. Title lettering is bright and not faded. The scarce promotional wraparound band is present. Scarce in this condition. (#129296).
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