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Who Goes There?: The Novella That Formed the Basis of the Thing Paperback – April 1, 2009
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This printing, from Buccaneer Books, is a reprint of the 1948 book of the same name. It contains seven short fiction pieces originally published in "Astounding Science Fiction" between November of 1934, and August of 1938. They were originally published under the pseudonym Don A. Stuart. This collection was tied for 13th with four other books on the Arkham Survey in 1949 as one of the 'Basic SF Titles'. In addition, on the 'Astounding/Analog All-Time - Book' polls in 1952 and 1956 it was rated 5th and tied for 13th respectively.
John W. Campbell (1910-1971) was undoubtedly best known as the editor of "Astounding Science Fiction" from 1937-1971, but he also wrote quite a few books and short fiction pieces along the way. This collection includes perhaps his best known stories: "Who Goes There?", "Twilight", and "Night".
"Who Goes There?" is the classic story of a group of scientists in Antarctica who discover an alien who was frozen there millions of years ago.Read more ›
A quick note on the cover art. Too much of today's science fiction is jacketed in cluttered, over painted, or just repetitive imagery. However, Rocket Ride Books took the high road with a restrained, well balanced, but still eye-catching cover piece that captures the essence of the story. In fact, they've done an all together first rate job with this re-issue. I look forward to whatever they have planned next.
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Glad I read it. Always enjoyed the original movie version of the Thing. Now I see how much they changed it from the book and how much closer the Kurt Russell remake was to the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by MWYoung
The story is pretty much the same as either movie. Some of the events are different, and the ending is quite different. A nice sci-fi novella.Published 5 days ago by ZenDodge69
Now I know why this is recommended reading for aspiring writers of suspense. This small book has a glorious severity of style which adds to the pounding sense of dread. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Marcia
Paranoia emerging from the slow collection of facts leading to terrifying reflections on the meaning of one's humanity
and it's very survival. Read more
Complex mind boggling, like the way humanity comes together to face the superior force. Suspenseful and clever. Very well written.Published 2 months ago by Donald Ross
I have always been a fan of John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) and I never knew it was based off a story. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Digital Dreamer
I am a big fan of the 80s redux of this film with Kurt Russell and wish I had read this years ago! Too short but a great read!Published 4 months ago by J Lines
I have wanted to read this novella for a long time. I finally tracked it down on Kindle. I enjoyed it. Fans of horror with a sci-fi twist will find a lot to like here. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael D Jedlowski