Who Goes There?
"Who Goes There?": The novella that formed the basis of "The Thing" is the John W. Campbell classic about an antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient, frozen body of a crash-landed alien. The creature revives with terrifying results, shape-shifting to assume the exact form of... show more
"Who Goes There?": The novella that formed the basis of "The Thing" is the John W. Campbell classic about an antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient, frozen body of a crash-landed alien. The creature revives with terrifying results, shape-shifting to assume the exact form of animal and man, alike. Paranoia ensues as a band of frightened men work to discern friend from foe, and destroy the menace before it challenges all of humanity! The story, hailed as "one of the finest science fiction novellas ever written" by the SF Writers of America, is best known to fans as THE THING, as it was the basis of Howard Hawks' The Thing From Another World in 1951, and John Carpenter's The Thing in 1982. With a new Introduction by William F. Nolan, author of Logan's Run, and his never-before-published, suspenseful Screen Treatment written for Universal Studios in 1978, this is a must-have edition for scifi and horror fans!
Publish date: April 1st 2009
Publisher: Rocket Ride Books
Pages no: 168
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Media Tie In
, Short Stories
Beautifully imaginative story about Antarctic scientists discovering a strange creature trapped in the ice and the terror and paranoia that unfold as the monster kills and replaces them with perfect mimics. While I've seen the John Carpenter movie version many times, I know better than to believe a ...
What a mess of a book. Story lurches from one scene to the next and characters and scenes change in the space of a sentence. Things happen with no explanation prior or afterwards.Basic story consists of a bunch of cookie cutter Characters standing round asking each other if they're a monster or accu...
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 fiction subgenre and three versions of the movie The Thing. The plot is familiar to millions of fans...
This novella has run the gamut in just three films. The first one used the setting, but none of the characters, and externalized the monster; the second mirrored the text in almost every way; and the third one played off the second more than the novella itself. From "loosely based" to textbook adapt...
John Carpenter's The Thing is one of my favorite movies, so I'd love to read this story that the movie is based on.