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224 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 1955
“Tell me this: could these spores conceivably be some sort of weird alien organism with the ability to imitate, in fact, duplicate a human body? Turn themselves, for all practical purposes, into a kind of human being, indistinguishable from the real thing?”A spoiler-free review of the novel:
Somewhere we had to find sanctuary, and there was none—not a home at which we dared to appear, not a face, even that of a lifelong friend, to which we dared risk appealing for help.
I think everyone pretty much knows this story, and oh what a blast it was reading this sci-fi novel from the past. This super fast-paced work was so much better than I thought it would be and had a far different ending from the movie version I remember. If I was not already familiar with the storyline, it would have scared the pants off me!
Anyway, his "old" tale from the 1950's is not without a few minor flaws, , but for the most part, a super entertaining and worthwhile read. (the skeleton scene is by far my favorite)
If you have not read this novel and like science fiction, Highly recommend!