The Puppet Masters

The Puppet MastersEarth Was Being Invaded By Aliens And The Top Security Agencies Were Helpless The Aliens Were Controlling The Mind Of Every Person They Encountered So It Was Up To Sam Cavanaugh, Secret Agent For A Powerful And Deadly Spy Network, To Find A Way To Stop Them Which Meant He Had To Be Invaded Himself

Robert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction writer Often called the dean of science fiction writers , he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre s standards of literary quality He was the first SF writer to break into mainstre

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  • Paperback
  • 175 pages
  • The Puppet Masters
  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • English
  • 18 December 2019
  • 9780451085382

10 thoughts on “The Puppet Masters

  1. Lyn says:

    Putting this book down I cannot help wondering if Bob wrote this for the excuse to see, at least in his mind, a nation wearing no clothes.You see, this is about an invasion of body snatchers type event, the aliens being large slug like creatures who affix themselves to the hosts skin So, one method of finding the insidious creatures is an ordinance where everyone must be nude.Clever You are a devil, Bob Heinlein.First published in 1951, this is a couple decades before he took the turnpike exit to weirdville, and this is not bad at all, but we may be seeing early glimpses.Heinlein took the concept of Invasion of the Body Snatchers Jack Finney s classic Cold War allegory was actually first published in 1955 AFTER Heinlein s continental nudist colony and tooled it to a SF alien invasion for a vehicle to espouse civil libertarian and free will doctrines No doubt Heinlein saw the metaphorical qualit...

  2. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    This is the Heinlein book where evil alien slugs take over everyone s brains, causing nationwide chaos.This novel was written in 1951 and is set in 2007 whew no mind controlling slugs around yet at least not that I m aware of Though the current state of politics makes me wonder The story is told from the viewpoint of Sam, who works in a secretive national security agency under a boss he calls the Old Man Sam, the Old Man, and an excellent and very sexy agent called Mary head to Des Moines to investigate a flying saucer rumor and importantly find out why six other agents sent to investigate before them have disappeared without a trace They discover the alien slugs hard at work, busily attaching themselves to the back of every human they can once they attach, they control that person s mind and have access to all their memories and skills, so they can use the people the...

  3. Manny says:

    Evil, slug like aliens land on Earth They attach themselves to people and take over their minds After a while, everyone has to walk around completely naked, so that you can spot the ones who have a slug attached I just can t understand why Paul Verhoeven didn t film this He could have combined Starship Troopers and...

  4. Phrynne says:

    I enjoyed this book for its story which was well thought out and interesting However it s age definitely showed mostly in the naivety of the writing I can t really describe what I mean exactly but if y...

  5. Christy says:

    Robert Heinlein s The Puppet Masters is both an action oriented adventure story about parasitic slug aliens attempting to take over the world and its citizens and social commentary on Communism and the Red Scare As such, it appeals to young adult readers, who are looking for excitement and aliens, and to the general populace of the early 1950s, who would recognize the paranoia and militarism as part of the broader culture of the time.This book, like Wylie s The Disappearance, is very much a book of its time, first in its Cold War references to the Iron Curtain and Russia, and second in its characterization of women and of gender roles This comment made by Sam, the protagonist, is typical of the attitudes expressed toward Russia I wondered why the titans the parasitic aliens had not attacked Russia first Stalinism seemed tailormade for them On second thought, I wondered if they had On third thought, I wondered what difference it would make the people behind the Curtain had had their minds enslaved and parasites riding them for three generations There might not be two kopeks difference between a commissar with...

  6. Sara says:

    I have no problem with dated things I do not hold against a past time its inability to miraculously speak to my present I enjoy trying to crawl into the context of a different reader who may have lived decades or centuries ago and to imagine their responses to what I am readingor to imagine what rules the author tried to follow or break, as the case may be I seek this kind of exercise in books, art, film, musicit s one of the many reasons why I dig old stuff So, regarding The Puppet Masters, I feel compelled to observe that it is not its dated quality that specifically irks me As a work of early science fiction, this novel earns a high rank for introducing about a thousand tropes that became par for the course in later scifi novels and films It must have seemed strikingly original to contemporary readers and the story stands up today It has much to recommend it But I will forget, for a moment, The Puppet Masters status as a science fiction novel and consider it in light of another genre to which it relates.The Puppet Masters begs comparison, not just with other scifi novels, but with the pulp novels that inspired film noir Heinlein portrays the Titanian slug invasion as a mystery to be solved and his characters as the confrontational, go to hardboiled even individuals who will get to the bottom of the problem and resolve it, come hell or high water It s got the wisecracks, the unadorned yet coy dialogue, the hero s ...

  7. Simon says:

    Well that was a classic bit of vintage SF Up there with Heinlein s best I would say Aliens are invading earth in a most insidious way and there s no room for compassion or understanding it s them or us For heaven s sake don t try to read anything allegorical into it or you re bound to find issue with it.Okay, the novel is undeniably dated but it shouldn t jar with most modern readers unless they are particularly sensitive to these things It does feel like a novel written in the 50 s but it is set several decades in the future which might lead some to criticise Heinlein of failing to anticipate the direction social technologi...

  8. Mark says:

    Alien invasion Fifties paranoia Mind control After a visit to the British Library s Out of this World Exhibition in London, I was suddenly reminded that I hadn t read this Heinlein for a long while And indeed I haven t read it in its uncensored version, which was published in 1990 with the tale increased from about 60 000 words to 96 000.So it was time to revisit Puppet Masters is Heinlein s version of an alien invasion tale, written at a time when such tales were popular in film and in prose The tale itself is quite simple Told in the first person, Sam Nivens not his real name is working for the US secret service This means different names, different places, different faces as I find on the first page a blonde in bed with Sam, who wasn t there in my original version He s assigned with a red headed woman currently named Mary and his boss, the Old Man , who go to investigate a report of a crashed saucer in Des Moines It is quickly claimed to be a hoax a schoolboy prank reported by an overenthusiastic local news station, but there is clearly to it Mary, being the typical Heinlein heroine, notices she doesn t get a reaction from the adult males that she usually receives the droolin...

  9. Michael says:

    Zumindest in der deutschen bersetzung liest sich dieser typische 50er Alien Invasion Paranoia SF Roman so eigenwillig, dass ich von der Handlung oft regelrecht abgelenkt wurde und mehrfach das Buch zuklappte Hinzu kommen Spr nge und ein h chst eigenwilliger Erz hlrhythmus manche Merkw rdigkeit stellt sich allerdings zu einem sp teren Zeitpunkt als gewollt heraus, so die berst rzte Ehe zwischen Sam und Mary Die anf nglichen Ankl nge an das Inzest Motiv, das sp ter bei Heinlein eine gr ere Rolle spielen wird, sind dann im Verlauf der Story nicht mehr aufgetaucht, vielleicht habe ich ja das Gras wachsen h ren Jedenfalls sind Sam und Mary keine Geschwister, auch wenn sie sich zu Beginn zwecks Tarnung als...

  10. Monica says:

    ltimamente en mis rese as describo lo que me ha parecido la obra con una frase o m s bien una palabra en ste caso ser a una obra IMPRESCINDIBLE para cualquier lector en general, y para los amantes del g nero en particular El porqu , pues por ser un gran libro con una excelente historia, bien narrado y construido, con un ritmo envidiable y un excelente desarrollo, interesante en todas sus partes y a lo largo de la obra sin desfallecer en ning n momento, con unos buenos personajes, eso en general, y en particular para el g nero por ser un poco el ABC de la invasiones extraterrestres por tanto, Heinlein como siempre acaba siendo con sta obra el precursor de los posteriores homenajes a tan estimables obras c mo Alien, Aliens, La cosa, La invasi n de los ladrones de cuerpos, inclu do James Bond por nombrar unos cuantos t tulos.Pero voy all con unas pinceladas de la novela que quiero destacar y su argumentoNos situamos en el a o 2007, cuando uno de los mejores agentes del servicio secreto de inteligencia de EEUU, Sam Cavanaugh es enviado junto a una compa era Mary por su jefe, El viejo todo sta comillado por un sentido pero no voy a hacer spolier, lo tendr is que leer , el cual se a ade como tercer miembro y testigo directo, a una expedici n para investigar el aterrizaje, sup...

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