Pattern for Conquest

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Pattern for Conquest
Pattern for conquest.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first book edition.
AuthorGeorge O. Smith
Cover artistEdd Cartier
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherGnome Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)

Pattern for Conquest is a science fiction novel by American writer George O. Smith. It was published in 1949 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000 copies of which 2,000 were bound in paperback for an Armed Forces edition. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding SF in 1946.

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The novel concerns Earthmen who are overwhelmed by alien invaders, whom they then attempt to conquer from within.


P. Schuyler Miller reported that the novel showed "that he [Smith] can slip right in with "Skylark" Smith and "World Wreckers" Hamilton and slap the stars around."[1]


  1. ^ "Book Reviews", Astounding Science Fiction, February 1951, p.150


  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 298.
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1978). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 400. ISBN 0-911682-22-8.

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