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 and 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  - M.G.Edwards - LibraryThing

Originally published by John W. Campbell as a novella in the August 1938 edition of the magazine Astounding Science-Fiction under the pen name Don A. Stuart, “Who Goes There?” spawned the body horror ... Read full review

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User Review  - KelMunger - LibraryThing

There's a reason this film had to be remade: The abject terror of having people--and critters--you know and love completely taken over down to a cellular level can't be approximated by any other kind ... Read full review

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