|Quatermass II (1960) [Novel]|
by Nigel Kneale
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(From the publisher):
This is the script of the Quatermass serial, as presented on television. The Quatermass Experiment
has already been published, and Quatermass and the Pit
will follow shortly. The same central character appears in all three, but otherwise the stories are not connected.
The title of this volume is the code name for a giant rocket, which forms the basis of Professor Bernard Quatermass's ambitious Moon Project. While working on its technical faults at his research station, he is interrupted by a disturbing discovery: here on earth, at a lonely point on the English coast, something weirdly suggestive of his own project is already in an advanced stage of construction.
Quatermass determines to investigate - and finds he has to break through every kind of barrier, from barbed wire and armed security guards to what seems the most perverse brand of Whitehall bureaucracy. What he gradually uncovers is something infinitely more sinister than any of these.
Original title: Quatermass II
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Alien Beings→ Alien Invasion & Post-occupation