The Mind Parasites

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The Mind Parasites
Mind parasites.jpg
Dust-jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for The Mind Parasites
Author Colin Wilson
Cover artist Frank Utpatel
Country United States
Language English
Genre Horror novel, Science fiction novel
Published 1967 (Arkham House)
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages xxi, 222 pp
ISBN NA

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.[1][2][3][4] It was Wilson's first and only book published by Arkham House.

The book is based on H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.[1][2][3][4]

Publication history[edit]

The novel was published earlier in 1967 by Arthur Barker (London), but with a different introduction.[1][4] It was then reprinted by Oneiric Press (Berkeley,CA) from 1967-75, initially by Michael Besher (aka Misha PanZobop; Paris, France) then along with his brother Alexander Besher.

In 1986, an edition was produced by the Moscow-based publishing house Raduga, with 29 190[clarification needed] 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.

Plot summary[edit]

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

Reprints[edit]

  • New York: Bantam, 1968.
  • St. Albans, UK: Panther, 1969.
  • Berkely, CA: Oneiric Press, 1967-1975.
  • Moscow: Raduga Publishers, 1986.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 100. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4. 
  2. ^ a b Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 44. 
  3. ^ a b Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. pp. 86–87. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  4. ^ a b c Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 99. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. 

References[edit]

  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. pp. 86–87. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 44. 
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 99. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. 
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 100. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4. 
  • Wilson, Colin (1986). The Mind Parasites. Moscow, USSR: Moscow Raduga Publishers. p. 336. ISBN 5-05-001039-x.