NEEDLE. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book. An early example of a theme that became popular in the 1950s: the apparently normal human being next to you might be a human body highjacked by an alien intelligence. In this story, two such 'highjackers' arrive on earth, one a detective, the other his quarry, who is planning monstrous crimes. They soon take over human bodies and resume their chase. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-110. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1505-09. In 333. A fine copy in near fine, bright dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips. An attractive copy. (#137290).
First edition so stated on copyright page.