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This paperback was probably from ca. 1970. The well-off don't want their apple-cart upset by alien tech. Hero saves "Polly Ling" from an alien monster, which turns out to be her husband- she's an alien.

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  • Yes, this is certainly it! At last! I apologize for the incorrect name, but considering Apollo was still a going concern when I read it... Do I need to delete all this, or leave it for the next searcher? – pygar2 Oct 16 '18 at 0:24
  • No need to delete it at all. You can accept Martin's answer: scifi.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers (click on the check mark beside the answer to toggle it from greyed out to filled in). – Ayshe Oct 16 '18 at 5:02
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    I've changed it back to Polly Ling because there's no real need to update it after identified. Also it will help people who also get the name wrong. – TheLethalCarrot Oct 16 '18 at 12:29

Bright New Universe by Jack Williamson.

I was looking for this book too and someone identified it yesterday here Seeking title / author of a story about alien first contact with Earth. The character is actually called Polly Ming not Polly Ling.

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