"[Science fiction] has become big business, where books are merchandised and promoted and distributed and placed on sale like slabs of bacon or cans of soup."
I don't usually include alien life forms in this index, but I couldn't resist this one.
I was surprised to read this idea in a 1942 story; I'm wondering how early this plot device can be found. The more famous example is the parasitic "slugs" from Titan in Robert Heinlein's 1951 novel The Puppet Masters.
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