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Mirror Image

Mirror Image

(1972)
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If an alien creature can so perfectly imitate a human being that not only is it physically and mentally indistinguishable from a man but it actually believes itself to be one, what do you do with it? Is it human?

This is the question which confronts Alex Stordahl, supervisor of the harsh planet Marilyn. Initially nobody had suspected anything unusual about the largely reptilian animal life. Then Stordahl discovered the amorphs - shapeless in their natural state, but possessing a unique defence mechanism: when closely approached by a possible aggressor, they could adopt the form least likely to be attacked by the creature.

When it transpires that the creatures are harmless they are quickly absorbed into the colony to provide extra labour. The the ruthless owner of the development corporation arrives from Earth. He wants to test the amorphs, and brings with him a group of four brilliant, but totally egotistical men. And trouble soon starts...

 
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Hardback Editions

September 1973 : UK Hardback
Title: Mirror Image ([Gollancz SF])
Author(s): Michael G Coney
ISBN: 0-575-01726-0 / 978-0-575-01726-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 1975 : UK Paperback
Title: Mirror Image
Author(s): Michael G Coney
ISBN: 0-7221-2459-7 / 978-0-7221-2459-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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November 1972 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Mirror Image
Author(s): Michael G Coney
ISBN: 0-87997-031-6 / 978-0-87997-031-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Mirror Image
Author(s): Michael G Coney
Publisher: Gateway
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May 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Mirror Image
Author(s): Michael G Coney
Publisher: Gateway
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