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Cover of: The Puppet Masters | Robert A. Heinlein
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First came the news that a flying saucer had landed in Iowa. Then came the announcement that the whole thing was a hoax. End of story. Case closed.

Except that two agents of the most secret intelligence agency in the U.S. government were on the scene and disappeared without reporting back. Then four more follow up agents also disappeared. So the head of the agency and his two top agents went in and managed to get out with their discovery: an invasion is underway by slug-like aliens who can touch a human and completely control his or her mind. What the humans know, they know. What the slugs want, no matter what, the human will do. And most of Iowa is already under their control.

Sam Cavanaugh was one of the agents who discovered the truth. Unfortunately, that was just before he was taken over by one of the aliens and began working for the invaders, with no will of his own. And he has just learned that a high official in the Treasury Department is now under control of the aliens. Since the Treasury Department includes the Secret Service, which safeguards the President of the United States, control of the entire nation is near at hand.

24 editions First published in 1951

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The puppet masters
2009, Baen Books
in English
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The Puppet Masters
December 2004, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio CD in English
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The Puppet Masters: Library Edition
January 2002, Blackstone Audiobooks
MP3 CD in English
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The Puppet Masters
April 1999, Yestermorrow Inc
Hardcover
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The Puppet Masters
December 1998, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English - UNABRIDGED edition
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The Puppet Masters
October 1994, Del Rey Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The puppet masters
1990, Ballantine
in English - 1st Rev. ed.
Cover of: The puppet masters
The puppet masters
1990, Ballantine
in English - 1st Rev. ed.
Cover of: The puppet masters
The puppet masters
1990, Del Rey
in English
Cover of: The puppet masters
The puppet masters
1990, Ballantine
in English - 1st Rev. ed.
Cover of: The puppet masters
The puppet masters
1989, Del Rey Books
in English
Cover of: The puppet masters
The puppet masters
1987, New English Library
in English
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Puppet Masters
October 12, 1986, Del Rey
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The puppet masters: Waldo ; Magic Inc..
1981, New English Library
in English
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The puppet masters
1979, Gregg Press
in English
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The Puppet Masters
January 1, 1969, Signet (New American Library)
Mass Market Paperback in English - 6th edition
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The Puppet Masters
January 1, 1969, Roc
Cover of: The Puppet Masters
The Puppet Masters
January 1, 1969, Roc
Paperback
Cover of: The puppet masters
The puppet masters
1969, Pan Books
in English
Cover of: The Puppet Masters
The Puppet Masters
January 1, 1969, Roc
Paperback
Cover of: The Puppet Masters
The Puppet Masters
January 1, 1969, Roc
Paperback
Cover of: The puppet masters
The puppet masters
1951, New American Library
in English
Cover of: The puppet masters
The puppet masters
1951, New American Library
in English
Cover of: The Puppet Masters
The Puppet Masters
1951, Doubleday
in English - 1st ed.

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