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Michelle Comments: I suspect the figure in the lower half of the cover found their armor just wasn’t enough to protect them from the title pun.  Look at the poor spaceman, crushed by the agony!  This is a follow-up to Matt’s submission of SpaceCops: Kill Station.  I thought maybe you all hadn’t suffered enough, and another one from the series just came into the shop.  Enjoy?
Published 1992

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: 6.17 out of 10)
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21 Responses to “Space Cops – High Moon”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    I think that chappie’s bending over to give us the low moon…

  2. Jaouad Says:

    His aim hasn’t improved much. He’s still firing off into the blue. What is so threatening outside the image border that it needs to be shot?

  3. SI Says:

    Does.. that bane helmet have razors on the side!! Tilt you head left and goodbye shoulders!

  4. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    That black armor on the right — how, how does he move his arms? I see horrible chafing with the slightest shift away from his current stance.

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    The triumphant return of Space Lops!

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “I can’t see a thing in this helmet!”

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Look out for these riveting sequels to Space Cops: HIGH MOON

    – Space Cops: GUNFIGHT AT E.T. CORRAL
    – Space Cops: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE TENTACLED
    – Space Cops: SHE WORE A YELLOW OXYGEN TUBE

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “What took you so long, bitch? I’m getting reamed here!”
    “Sorry, love, I was held up at the Tenderloin!

    (That’s a San Francisco joke, by the way, and it’s totally appropriate for a spacesuit like that.)

  9. Ian Says:

    New York Times best selling authors!!
    Who are these writers and when did they
    get on the NYT list?

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    “Hold them off! I’ve lost a contact.”

  11. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    @Ian: Diane Duane has done a lot of TV scriptwriting, including for Star Trek, and has written some popular Star Trek novels. She’s done more, but that’s what I’m most familiar with.

  12. Jon Says:

    Is it just me, or does “Solar Patrol” conjure up images of folks sunbathing on the beach?

    “Can’t talk now, I’m on solar patrol. Pass me the SPF 100.”

  13. Jim Says:

    I have this book!

    It’s not that bad, really, and is totally awesome when you’re a teenage boy.

  14. fred Says:

    “How can this cover better reflect the lawlessness of the galactic frontier?”
    “How about a space suit with fingerless gloves subliminaly reflecting the lack of comprehensive health and safety rules?”
    “Perfect!”

  15. Don Hilliard Says:

    I like how the shiny, shiny armor doesn’t have *TING*s emanating from it, but the flesh of his neck and arms DOES.

    And is it just me, or does the guy in the foreground look like he’s playing “human picnic table” for his dom?

  16. Phil Says:

    Slight mistake in the header for this post – NOON instead of MOON.

    And Tom Noir: I’ve said it before, but if it’s Lops (rather than Cops) then it must also be SpaLe (rather than SpaCe). Hence, SPALE LOPS!

  17. admin Says:

    Thanks Phil! I was watching too much Gary Cooper over Christmas :D

  18. Yoss Says:

    Well spotted on the oily flesh tings, Don.

  19. IZ Says:

    Is that a mechanical claw jutting out of the black-armoured guy’s boot?

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Is there any profession left that hasn’t been done “In Space”…?

    We’ve had space cops (lots of them), space gardeners (Silent Running) space dentists, space popes (Simak), space window cleaners (an award-winning Chinese story, I’m not making this up), space hookers (but OF COURSE…), way too many space soldiers and mercenaries (99% of them published by Baen), space hot dog vendors (Bradbury) space doctors (Damn it, Jim!), space poets (Heinlein) space advertising men (Pohl), space detectives (Asimov) even space plumbers (Asimov again!)…

    But I dare anyone to write about…
    Space Proctologist
    Space Feng Shui Specialist
    Space Judo Instructor
    Space Science Fiction Writer

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: not only have all of them been done, but examples of most are on this site. :(

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