THE UNPLEASANT PROFESSION OF JONATHAN HOAG. Hicksville, New York: The Gnome Press, Inc., [1959]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects the title story (a short novel) and five shorter tales, including "All You Zombies," "They," and "And He Built a Crooked House." "Robert Heinlein's 'They' is, I believe, the most comprehensive of all mind-invasion stories ... [it] is the consummate story of invasion and isolation." - Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 110-11. "They" is "perhaps the ultimate solipsist fantasy (a man is convinced the world is a puppet show)." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 460. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-84. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 793. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 21. The usual age-darkening to the text paper, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with a tiny closed tear at the bottom edge of the front panel, mild wear to lower spine end, some rubbing along rear spine fold, and moderate dust soiling to rear panel. (#155366).

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