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Apr 10

The tall lady does not look at all impressed with that space ship!Click for full image

Richard Comments: The spaceman in the foreground is both scared and turned on.
Published 1969

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: 7.21 out of 10)
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21 Responses to “Mutiny in Space”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “HAARRRYY!!! I’m back and I’m armed!”

  2. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    Err … more like “Mutiny on the Bounty.”

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The publisher uses the slogan “A Science Fiction Blockbuster” the way Disney labels its products “A Disney CLASSIC” immediately upon release…

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Castaways of the universe — marooned on a lost planet of war-crazed females!
    ESCAPE FROM BACHMANN’S WORLD

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Oh, erm, I misread that as ‘maroon on a lost planet’. And it does look rather maroon. Easy to lose a planet like that on a maroon background, natch.

  6. sean brodrick Says:

    Should read “war-crazed, clothing allergic females.”

  7. Smith Says:

    Isn’t this a Futurama episode?

  8. Yoss Says:

    Tallest pelvis ever.

  9. fred Says:

    A masterful use of reflectivity by the artist to inform the possible purchaser of this fine book that the approaching horde is equipped with breasts as well as swords and shields.

  10. Richard Palmer Says:

    I’m a bit scared to read the book; in the first paragraph it has this sentence:

    “He must have crippled a good few of him, and their friends had kicked him to death rather leisurely while the discussion about what to do with the surviving officers and loyal crewmen went on.”

    The back cover blurb is nearly as awesome as the cover, too:

    “Rond and his crew had been left to die slowly on an unknown planet.
    As they moved warily through the alien forest they heard the eerie rhythms coming toward them.
    Then they saw the grotesque figures.
    A BIZARRE ARMY OF SCREAMING WOMEN!
    Masked, brandishing gleaming swords, rattling their terrible death drunsm howling with the fury of some primitive blood lust – and they were attacking!
    As the scarlet waves of growling women approached, Rond and his men began to run – back into the dark forest of looming horror…”

    SOLD!

  11. RJ Says:

    And people say SF is lacking credible female characters, the fools.

  12. Ian Says:

    Forget the book cover! That is the best location for a cover photo. Was it hard to balance?

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Richard: That doesn’t sound like much of a mutiny. Perhaps they misspelt “misogyny”?

  14. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    I doubt those women are very effective fighters if that’s the best-designed bra they can come up with.

  15. Richard Palmer Says:

    @Ian – you’d think it would be, right? But no! :D

    @Dead Stuff – Ha! Yes. Thing is, this was published in 1964 (this is the second printing from 1969); I’d like to think that at least somebody would have considered that sort of thing backwards nonsense. :(

  16. Frank Says:

    @Richard..that “maroon” prose makes the cover almost palatable! ye gods!

  17. Jaouad Says:

    I see the astronaut from the Den Of The Dragon has exchanged his pencil for a hairdryer. Probably because backpack-powered hairdryers are the only thing WAR-CRAZED FEMALES! are afraid of?

  18. Tom Noir Says:

    Those females! Always crazed about something! War, sex, oddly-fitting clothing. I tell ya what.

  19. Arch9enius Says:

    That would be a cool rocket if it were straight. Also why is the Astronaut holding his gun like that?

  20. Arch9enius Says:

    Also wasn’t Mutiny in space a SF film about a colony ship that got MST3K’d?

  21. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “We want Snoo-Snoo!”

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