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Who Goes There?

Written by John W Campbell and William F Nolan

Average Score: 73(3)

"Who Goes There?": The novella that formed the basis of "The Thing" is the John W. Campbell classic about an antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient body of a crash-landed alien. The creature revives with terrifying consequences, shape-shifting to assume the exact form of animal and man, alike. Paranoia ensues as a band of frightened men work to discern friend from foe, and destroy the menace before it challenges all of humanity! The story, hailed as "one of the finest science fiction novellas ever written" by the SF Writers of America, is best known to fans as THE THING - it was the basis of Howard Hawks' The Thing From Another World in 1951, and John Carpenter's The Thing in 1982. With new Introduction by William F. Nolan, (Logan's Run), and his never-before-published, suspenseful Screen Treatment (written for Universal Studios in 1978), this is the must-have edition for scifi and horror fans!

Book Details

Paperback, 168 Pages
Published by Rocket Ride Books on April 01, 2009
ISBN-10 0982332203
ISBN-13 978-0982332207


Horror World | Joe Howe
Review Rating: 80
A few caveats aside, "Who Goes There?" is still a captivating story, full of paranoia due to the characters uncertainty as to whether their comrades are human or monster.
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SF Signal | John DeNardo
Review Rating: 80
Campbell's original story holds up amazingly well.
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sffworld.com | Mark Yon
Review Rating: 60
In summary, though the book is a little uneven and starts with its best tale, as a book that signposts the changes in SF in the 1930's, as they were from Astounding to Analog, this is a good read.
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