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Cover artist  Frank Utpatel
Media type  Print (Hardback)
Originally published  1967
Followed by  The Killer
3.8/5 Goodreads

Language  English
Pages  xxi, 222 pp
Author  Colin Wilson
Country  United States of America
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Genres  Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative fiction
Similar  Colin Wilson books, Horror books

The Mind Parasites is a science fiction horror novel by author Colin Wilson. It was published by Arkham House in 1967 in an edition of 3,045 copies. It was Wilson's first and only book published by Arkham House.

Contents

The book is based on H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.

The mind parasites purge


Publication history

The novel was published earlier in 1967 by Arthur Barker (London), but with a different introduction. It was then reprinted by Oneiric Press (Berkeley,CA) from 1972–75, initially by Michael Besher (aka Misha PanZobop;Paris, France)and Chellis Glendinning; then by Besher and his brother Alexander Besher.

In 1986, an edition was produced by the Moscow-based publishing house Raduga, with 29 190 copies printed. The book was formally intended for learners of English. The edition includes a Russian-language afterword by V. Ivasheva as well as page-referenced endnotes (also in Russian) clarifying language usage, concepts, motifs, personal names and toponyms deemed difficult for the learner by the commentator E. M. Mednikova.

In 1994, the first Russian translation of the book was published by a Ukrainian publishing house Sofia, with 20,000 copies printed.

Plot summary

The story is about Professor Gilbert Austin's conflict with the Tsathogguans, invisible mind parasites that menace the most brilliant people on earth.

Reprints

  • New York: Bantam, 1968.
  • St. Albans, UK: Panther, 1969.
  • Berkeley, CA: Oneiric Press, 1972-1975.
  • Moscow: Raduga Publishers, 1986.
  • References

    The Mind Parasites Wikipedia


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