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Jul 23

GET OFF ME BUILDING HEXAGONS YOU DAMN DIRTY SPACE SHIPS!Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: Headline – Planet Sized Monster Brings Sword Just In Case!
Published 1979

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: 8.63 out of 10)
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13 Responses to “The Bug Wars”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    Alternate title: SPACE LIZARD WITH RED DENTAL FLOSS FOR A TONGUE KNEES GIANT SPACE FLY IN THE EYE.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    I’d like to be a fly on the wall at this meeting.

  3. StevenLP Says:

    One leg … it only has one leg. Perhaps the monster is one legged in the book, not allowing its unidexter status stunt its ambitions* … either that, or there was an awesome lack of committment to this book from the artist and publisher.

    *if so, perhaps its anger is in response to failing to get the role of Tarzan?

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I’m amused that there are scales around the creature’s mouth, and nowhere else on the body. Perhaps this is the legendary Naugahyde creature? You could decorate dozens of sofas with a beast that size!

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It seems that that beast is supposed to be an arthropod of some ilk. Very creative, Mr. Art Director, sir!

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    No scabbard. That sword must be attached with Velcro. Or just Krazy-Glued on.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    A giant reptile uses the bones of one of his own legs to make a sword then threatens the residents of Geodesic City with… charades.

  8. Rev Says:

    That hexagon was pitched well inside off and the one legged lizard man was clearly not offering a shot. If he was a true sportsman he’d walk. Or hop.

  9. fred Says:

    Think I’ll sneak a Piers Anthony into the Zelazny stack. ANARCHY!

  10. L.B. Says:

    And I thought Asprin was to stop headache pain; not create it!

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    @Rev: I followed the link Dead Stuff supplied and found that one of the three insect races was supposed to be like a praying mantis – no mention of anything else cricket-like.

  12. Jeff Vader Says:

    Hey. Who wouldn’t be cranky if your tail got caught in a beehive?

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This cover reminds me of that time when I was a little boy, and I tore a piece out of the wallpaper in my room, and drew an outline around the torn spot, and imagined it was a drawing of something.

    That space monster seems drawn in precisely that way — around something that wasn’t a figure in the first place.

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