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Bantam A2187. SF novel. ''A Bantam Book, published January 1961'' on copyright page.
''US author of detective novels and much sf, and for many years active in journalism. He is perhaps best known for such detective novels but is also highly regarded for his sf, which is noted for its elegance and humour, and for a polished slickness not generally found in the field in the early 1940s. Many of his shorter works are vignettes and extended jokes of the sort he specialized in (they feature sudden joke climaxes whose ironies are often cruel). Brown is possibly at his best in these shorter forms, where his elegant and seemingly comfortable wit, its Iconoclasm carefully directed at targets whose defacing sf readers would appreciate, had greatest scope. But his sf novels are by no means without merit. In THE MIND THING (1961) a stranded alien attempts to get back home using its ability to ride human minds piggyback; the experience is fatal for those possessed'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).