Pattern for Conquest

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Pattern for Conquest
Pattern for conquest.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author George O. Smith
Cover artist Edd Cartier
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Gnome Press
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 252 pp
OCLC 1591187

Pattern for Conquest is a science fiction novel by author 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 in 1946.

Plot introduction[edit]

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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