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Planet of the Dreamers Paperback – January 1, 1953


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  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; First Edition edition (1953)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000C1UYI0
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,843,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
MacDonald's science fiction is well written and well ahead of its time. I first read this book as a primary school student in the early 1970s. Often these books become dated by newer science, technology and writing styles, and are disappointing. This story did not date and was most enjoyable. Amazon seller, "Portraits of Distinction" was prompt and friendly.
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I read this book a hundred years ago when I was maybe 12 or 13 years old. I was interested in science fiction books in those days, but most of what I read didn't seem interesting enough...and some other sci fi books were maybe too advanced for me.

But "Planet of the Dreamers" was just right. After all these years I still have mental images from this book. I loved it.

And little did I know that, years later, John D. McDonald would go on to write some very readable and enjoyable detective books.

About the cover: If this cover had been on the edition of the book I read as a kid, I probably would never had picked it up. It's ridiculous, and I don't know what the cover image has to do with the book. The one I had was some old "Science fiction Book Club" edition...probably was just a plain, hardback cover.

"Planet of the Dreamers" is old-style science fiction. No special effects. No weird super characters. Just thought-provoking ideas. (At least for my 12-year-old brain at the time.)
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John MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Syracuse University and Harvard Graduate Scool of Business Administration. Began his career while in World War Two, the first of over 300 short stories that would appear in collier's, Cosmopolitan, American and Argosy. One of the leading men of Science Fiction and Mystery genres.
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