Who Goes There?

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RosettaBooks, Feb 5, 2001 - Human-alien encounters - 70 pages
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A remote scientific research expedition at the North Pole is invaded by a monstrous alien, reawakened after lying frozen for centuries after a crash-landing. The alien is intelligent, cunning and a shape-changer who can assume the form and personality of anything it destroys. Soon it is among the men of the expedition, killing and replacing them, using its shape-changing ability to lull the scientists one by one into inattention and destruction. The transformed alien can seemingly pass every effort at detection and the expedition seems doomed until at last the secret vulnerability of the alien is discovered and it is destroyed.

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Campbell was a great sci-fi writer from the 1930s. - Goodreads
This story proves just how great a writer he was. - Goodreads
I wanted a little bit more characterization though. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Nickidemus - LibraryThing

The Basics A science team in Antarctica have discovered an alien being frozen in ice. Their curiosity gets the better of them, and they thaw it out. Bad things ensue. My Thoughts John Carpenter’s The ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This novella is the SF horror story that formed the basis for the various film versions of The Thing (from Outer Space). While it has tense moments, I think it takes too long to get to the point ... Read full review

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