Well, it looks like I’m going to be buying another edition of Jack Finney’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers…
I stumbled across the upcoming 60th anniversary reissue of Invasion of the Body Snatchers on Amazon and the new cover caught my eye for one simple reason: John Picacio’s stunning cover art. The book is no slouch either. I read it over a decade ago and I still remember enjoying it quite a bit. This new edition looks way better though. And a Picacio cover? Shut up and take my money.
Check out the larger cover below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of one of the earliest science fiction novels by rediscovering Jack Finney’s internationally acclaimed Invasion of the Body Snatchers—which Stephen King calls a story “to be read and savored for its own satisfactions,” now repackaged with a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.
On a quiet fall evening in the peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, friends, family, the woman he loves, and the entire world as he knows it.
First published in 1955, this classic science fiction thriller about the ultimate alien invasion and the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy has inspired multiple film adaptations and entertained readers for decades. This repackaged edition features a new cover by Hugo award–winning illustrator, John Picacio and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author, Dean Koontz.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Touchstone; Reissue edition (October 6, 2015)
- ISBN-10: 1501117823
- ISBN-13: 978-1501117824