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May 28

And that's how I lost my bike. So please... can I have a lift home?Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: When bikers talk to each other they usually never take off their helmets right? Well have one on there twiddling his thumbs like he’s trying to borrow 20p to buy some sweets at the school tuck-shop!
Published 1983 (maybe)

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: 7.37 out of 10)
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14 Responses to “Futuretrack 5”

  1. RJ Says:

    The artist, with the chap in green, has convincingly captured the fear all bikers feel when The Mystic Bike Shagger appears and starts to undo his belt.

  2. Adam Roberts Says:

    The future’s crap … the future’s orange.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    “Geez, I’m trying to have a slash in peace here!”

  4. Smith Says:

    Babylon 5 called. They want their logo back.

  5. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    @Smith: Funny!

    I suppose it’s possible glove-twiddler will remove the helmet to reveal — gasp — an attractive young woman with perfectly brushed hair.

  6. SI Says:

    Biker 1: Hey guys, want to see something that goes faster than your bike *ziiiiiiip*
    Bikker 2: God no! I’m outta here!

  7. Phil Says:

    TOP GEAR’s The Stig meets BABYLON FIVE’s 5 meets… Mickey Mouse’s trousers?

    http://tinyurl.com/d7jjzmk

  8. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    “Hey, maybe they always wear helmets because they they are space bikers, in space, or some– Oh, wait, that’s a tire.”

    This makes the “The Lies That Bind” cover look like the “I Sing the Body electric” cover.
    Dangit, it’s a sci-fi book, the cover needs to be awesome! Or at least deranged and unintentionally amusing!

  9. Herm Says:

    Why have The Stig’s shoulders grown up and swallowed his neck?… And why are those people sitting on the Pilot from Farscape?

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Blurb:
    “Lusty bikers – trapped in a world of yellow smog!”

  11. ash966 Says:

    “Sorry, I only have room for one member of Daft Punk on my motorcycle.”

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    White helmet: Luke, I am your father!

    Green Helmet: No you’re not, the guy behind me is!

    Red Helmet: Luke, I have something to tell you…

  13. Stevie T Says:

    “Some say…He once posed for the cover art on Futuretrack 5…We simply know him as…Well, OK, not The Stig, but some guy who really, really wanted to be him.”

    Budget cuts really hit Top Gear hard this year….

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Futuretrack 5″ sounds just like those crappy pop-music compilation tapes they churned out in the 80s…

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