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2.95  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Invasion! At first the U.S. army--what was left of it--thought it was battling a communist invasion. The truth was much worse. It wasn't until Jeff Mallory awoke one morning to find that all his fellow townsfolk had become sleep walking zombies, and that a tower had been erected in the center of town, a tower that seemed to stretch to the stars, that the horrible truth beg ...more
Paperback, 117 pages
Published January 1st 1971 by Berkley Books (first published 1970)
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Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was ok
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - March 31, 2015

I wrote a review of a Laumer bk yesterday ( ). That was about all I got done yesterday. Not a good day. Today's not much better, the only slightly substantial thing I've done today is take apart an accordion, now I know a little more about accordions, maybe I'll take my last few dollars & buy some carpenter's glue so I can try to fix it. Who cares, right? Get to
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Jul 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
A deservedly forgotten short alien invasion novella. The book begins in Twilight Zone mode, with the narrator waking up to find his family and neighbors transformed into brainwashed zombies serving alien invaders. After escaping the town, the hero roams the nearby countryside where he runs into a variety of totally unhelpful people (religious fanatics, inept soldiers, rednecks) ineptly dealing with the alien invasion; luckily there's our badass Gary Stu protagonist, who in a shocking plot twist, ...more
Feb 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
This started off promising enough: guy wakes up in his house, but everything is just a little off. His clothes are shabbier, his hands are calloused and dirty when they shouldn't be, his face looks thinner and more haggard, and he clearly hasn't had a shave or haircut in some time. He gets downstairs and his wife and children are acting strange. They think he has a different job than he should, and, worst of all, none of them seem to remember that he has a teenage daughter. Even the door to her ...more
Aug 11, 2011 rated it did not like it
Didn't like it at all. About aliens that come down and capture a town in the US and brainwashes everyone in the town to work for them. The US thinks they are being invaded by the Chinese. Amidst it all one man is some "Galaxy Protector", yet has been living among the humans in the conquered town. Just did not like the book at all. ...more
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John Keith Laumer was an American science fiction author. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and a U.S. diplomat. His brother March Laumer was also a writer, known for his adult reinterpretations of the Land of Oz (also mentioned in Keith's The Other Side of Time).

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