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Nov 26

I guess they've seen yesterdays cover!Click for full image

Don Comments: In the Future

  • Your basketball shoes will be shiny.
  • Your garage will have lots of random gages and tubes on its walls.
  • “Dead Gopher with Habanero” will be a popular flavor of cat food, judging by the expressions of this guy and his cat respectively.

Published 1957

Many thanks to Don!

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 3.52 out of 10)
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13 Responses to “The Door Into Summer”

  1. SI Says:

    Not bad really! Kinda cool actually!

    Is that a rocket coming out of a laptop on the bottom left?

  2. SI Says:

    I also like to think there is someone off to the side saying:

    “In 50 years… DIS AR TEH HOW THEY MAK KATS TALK”

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    There’s no denying the man on the cover seems offended by some cat-related odor…

    …but surely in the future, atomic science has eliminated such problems!

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    Somebody’s cut the cat’s jugular! See, his lifeblood streams from him! No wonder he looks so unhappy!

    Actually, I approve.

  5. Fred Zimmerman Says:

    Also noteworthy that there’s no sign of the 12-year-old girl who is the adult protagonist’s love interest…

  6. Phil Says:

    The cat has the tail of a beaver!

    I think this may be a reverse angle on this scene:
    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2010/10/my-name-is-legion/

  7. AikoAiko Says:

    Is it Heinlein or Rudyard Kipling? That’s not a cat, it’s Rikki Tikki Tavi! The touching futuristic story of a boy and his space mongoose. Not pictured is the robotic cobra with the laser beam eyes.

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Oh Go no the cover is starting to crack the cracks are coming closer!!”

  9. Don Hilliard Says:

    Belatedly, I find that the artist on this one was Mel Hunter.

    @AikoAiko: That, I would read.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “On the telly… oh no… it’s Judge Judy! Good God, no!!”

  11. Default User Says:

    Given most of Heinlein’s early works, this cover probably accurately describes the book.

  12. Annexian Says:

    In the future, it will resemble the 1950s.

    And you will be afraid of the CAT!
    And the cat will be afraid of everything!

  13. scifi-guy Says:

    This is actually one of the better 50s covers. If I remember correctly they are reacting to a nuclear strike.

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