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Nov 12

I concur Doctor Alien Face Space Ship...Click for full image

Kim Comments: Don’t even know where to start.
Published 1977

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: 8.84 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “Collision Course”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    The new series of Space Blind Date turns ugly.

  2. Tat Wood Says:

    We all knew that when a Japanese company bought the rights to ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ a ‘Transformers’ team-up episode was on the cards.

  3. David Cowie Says:

    The man’s face is a bit close to the alien’s crotch.
    However, the alien lacks secondary sexual characteristics, so I am sure that no funny business is in the offing.

  4. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    If spacetrain A leaves the dock at 8am and spacetrain B leaves the dock at 9pm, at what time is spacetrain B going to throw an energy projection of an alien who looks like he ate too much Taco Bell at spacetrain A’s face?

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The first edition cover is marvelous. This one? Not so. When EVERY element of your cover needs the epithet ‘space’, such as ‘space man face train’ or ‘space lightning cat’, your cover is a Good Show, Sir.

  6. NGpm Says:

    “With a brand-new introduction by the author” I wonder how they ever managed to wrangle Silverberg for an introduction on a book like this.

  7. SI Says:

    I like to think the alien is stepping between them:

    “Guys guys guys… can’t you creepy face space ships… just get along!?!”

  8. fred Says:

    Gremlins In Space, but where is Phoebe Cates?

  9. David Cowie Says:

    Could the price sticker be an alternative to the space sheep and CS Lewis?

  10. Phil Says:

    The one in bottom right I like to think of as Tron Face. If anyone actually paid 99p for this, you woz robbed.

    For 99p, I would expect a “font problems” tag. Look at the size of that G. And what gives with the V?

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Note that it says “Oxfam” on the price sticker!
    (See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxfam )

    Now, how exactly did anyone reason that this book cover was going to help Oxfam? I’ll wait forever for an explanation…

    [crickets chirp in background]

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The brand-new introduction by the author starts like this:

    I swear to God I had nothing, NOTHING to do with this cover. Editors never listen to the wishes of authors when it comes to book covers. I can only explain the cover as some kind of fantastic conspiracy…

  13. Michele Drier Says:

    I think the Oxfam 99 pence sticker says it all.

  14. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    1977, huh?

    Yeah, it has that late-1970s, disco, overly colorful macramé tired druggie culture vibe.

    I wonder if it dates from before or after Star Wars’ release that year.

  15. Rags Says:

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…………..a glowing green teenager alien is bullied by his alien peers, watch as he suffers the most terrible of pranks, the dreaded butt/groin simultaneous headbutt!!!

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