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. Fore-edges of boards warped, mild tanning to text pages, else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light wear along top and bottom edges, mainly rubbing to black background ink on front and spine panels, and light dust soiling to rear panel. Title lettering is bright and not faded. The scarce promotional wraparound band is present. A nice copy. Scarce in this condition. (#140899).
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