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The Puppet Masters. 1951 The Puppet Masters
by Robert A. Heinlein
First Edition 1951
New York
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustrator unknown
220 pages
Price: $2.75

The Puppet Masters, a novel by Robert A. Heinlein.

The text was cut by the author prior to publication at the request of the publisher. The original uncut version was published in 1990.

First published as a serial in Galaxy (September, October and November 1951 issues). The version of the text published in Galaxy was further cut by editor H.L. Gold, who also rewrote some sections of prose.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1960 Panther Books paperback edition. Cover illustration by Richard Powers.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover

For a brief and terrifying period, one man became the pawn of a parasitic slug: an invader from another world which could dominate men's wills as well as their bodies. One man held the key to the means of over-coming the menace; and this same man was finally able to convince the government of the nation’s peril...

Uncut Edition
The Puppet Masters - 1991 Del Rey / Ballantine Books Paperback Edition, 6th Printing, ISBN 0345330145.
Cover illustration by Barclay Shaw.
The Puppet Masters. 1991

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