When it comes time to write a blurb, or have a blurb written about the book, the publisher will either sell the book; or write something so long and convoluted that it makes no sense and takes up half the cover.
I have great suspicions this is the book that gave Michael Crichton the idea of writing speculative fiction based on cutting edge science. This book, 1968. The Andromeda Strain, 1969. The evidence seems irrefutable.
Do we have a “blurb problem” tag? Or something similar? If you tried to diagram that blurb, you’d end up with a Gordian knot. And don’t we have a “starkers” tag?
The back cover blurb is nearly as bad. Are the invaders from another constellation (yeah right) or another dimension? And, since they’re nekkid, is it the Dimension X that Dick Blade is always going to?
Both blurbs appear to have been written by someone for whom English isn’t a first language. Or a second one.
Also, the writer needs to be smacked repeatedly for using that pseudonym. If he’s dead, dig him up and smack his bones. Ditto the editor who allowed it.
I see a crab, a scorpion, and a set of scales — wanna bet there were 12 invaders or 12 groups of them? And who’s the clone — lady, dude, both, neither?