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I don't remember that level in Goldeneye on the N64!Click for full image

Man of the Mountains Comments: So, we talk about mystery, mystery reader buy lots of paperbacks.  How do we get the science fantasy people — what are the names of some of the popular magazines?
Published 1950

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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: 5.47 out of 10)
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12 Responses to “Shot in the Dark”

  1. bincat23 Says:

    Blimey. Monster cloud cat. I know the lady is the main subject, but the cat-fog thing from the winged planet steals the show.

  2. Adam Roberts Says:

    Brylcreemtastic!

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    I don’t think your fur coat is dead yet, lady!

  4. SI Says:

    And that’s why James Bond never goes to Saturn anymore.

  5. Smith Says:

    Is it me, or is she balding on the right side of her head only?

    Either way, that widows peak makes her look like Ray Reardon’s sister.

  6. Pat Says:

    I presume Edison Tesla Marshall writes some pretty shocking stories.

  7. Jon Says:

    I don’t recall Miss de Vries or Mr. Cruse describing the cloud cat like that…there seem to be a lot more teeth, and a lot less muscle and bone.

  8. Tim Says:

    It’s Hugo Weaving as Elrond! In drag!

  9. Phil Says:

    Surely the first recorded appearance of a Vulcan. Actually, quite a decent cover. The back cover could go further: they used “amazing” and “astounding” but they missed “thrilling wonder”.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Ironically, most SF book cover designs ARE “a shot in the dark.”

  11. Francis Boyle Says:

    Must get me some of this “new kind of reading thrill” – before they make it illegal.

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “Hand over that cat-fur coat, or I’ll shoot you in the boob!”

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