Chicago: Shasta Publishers. Very Good. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [a good solid copy, light wear to extremities, a bit of fading to spine cloth]. A collection of seven of Campell's stories, including the title yarn, the basis for the Howard Hawks-produced film THE THING (1951) and John Carpenter's excellent 1982 remake. Also in this volume are the stories "Blindness"; "Frictional Losses"; "Dead Knowledge"; "Elimination"; "Twilight"; and "Night," all of which originally appeared in various pulp magazines between 1934 and 1938. ("Who Goes There?" itself was first published in the August 1938 issue of "Astounding Science-Fiction," under Campbell's alternate by-line, Don A. Stuart.) Campbell, who Isaac Asimov called "the most powerful force in science fiction ever," was the editor of "Astounding" from 1937 until his death in 1971. . (Inventory #: 22383)
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