Feb 14

Darling, I understand why you are killing giant mutant ants... but why did you have to strip down to your underwear to do it?Click for full image

Frank Comments: Another work re-issued with new title and new cover.  There was a previous publication of it as “The Radio Man” in 1924.
Published 1950

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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22 Responses to “An Earth Man on Venus”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    Venus seems very …. orange.

  2. Phil Says:

    Wait a minute… that damsel has antennae… and fairy wings. That’s no lady, that’s a fairy godmother! Where’s her magic wand?

    I do think that, in the interests of both decency and equality, the hunk’s man-boobs should be space-sheeped.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    “For heaven’s sake, dear, he just wanted to borrow a cup of sugar!”

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Loving the fourth-wall-breaking look of disbelief: either she can’t remember signing a contract to be in a book this idiotic or it’s just that he had that dagger on him somehow, despite those brief briefs.

  5. SI Says:

    “Welcome to Venus neighbour. I want to …AHHHHHH!”

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Phil: with a skirt like that? Where do you think??? :)

    Although, look at the foreshortening problem with her right arm. Maybe she can’t reach her wand.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    She’s excited because she’s just realized that the lighter gravity on this world means that she can lift and separate without special undergarments!

  8. FearofMusic Says:

    Return of the Radio Beasts! Again with the ants Mr. Farley? I don’t care when this was written. If ants are the best idea for a monster you can come up with (repeatedly) the author should be stripped to his tidy whities and forced to battle giant ants for all eternity in the hell of hack writers. Minus the buxom babe.

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    Four-legged ant man, from hell’s heart I stab at thee!

  10. Ewan Says:

    Those wings are in entirely the wrong place for her? They must belong to Fairy-Johnny-Weissmuller…

  11. FearofMusic Says:

    Return of the Radio Beasts! Again with the ants Mr. Farley? Really? I don’t care when this was written. If ants are the best monster you can come up with (repeatedly) the author should be forced to battle giant bugs in his tidy whities for all eternity in the Hell of the Hack Writer. Minus the buxom gal.

  12. Rags Says:

    Judging by the skimpy attire, Venus is a heck of a fun place….minus the giant ants….who…walk upright for some unknown reason….

  13. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Oh boy, looks like yet another alien world where the females of the dominant species look uncannily like attractive earth women.

    At least we assume they’re the females…

  14. FearofMusic Says:

    Curses on my wonky wifi. Another unintended double post. The internet gods mock me again.

  15. fred Says:

    This cover needs the SNL killer bees. And some theremin music.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If I were a character on The Big Bang Theory, I’d lecture you about the scientific implausibility of a four-legged ant, or how it would be unable to use its trachea to breathe…

    …while ignoring the big picture: the cover MADE YOU LOOK, DIDN’T IT! ;-P

  17. Rich Says:

    “He dared challenge it’s monster ruler” Oh god how long is that ruler then? Is it all one piece or is it one of those hinged ones? I have a 1 meter ruler, I thought that quite large, but it sure ain’t “Monster”. I’m feeling all inadequate in the ruler dept. right now. Please somebody, how big a ruler do I need for it to be monster?

  18. Phil Says:

    “Complete and unabridged”. In case you were thinking this was that awful truncated, incomplete version.

  19. Stevie T Says:

    We certainly seem to be getting a lot of traction out of Farley’s “Radio Man” series…

  20. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I guess on Venus the ants have teeth instead of mouth-pincers?

    Also, I wonder if the lady was ugly when she was a caterpillar…

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    True! Venusian (Cytherean? Venereal?) ants are toothy beasts.

  22. Georgios Says:

    I protest, the cover is incomplete and abridged. What am I saying, it’s censored!

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