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May 13

Looks like things in this ward is about to... steam up... yeah yeah... I'm tired. Need coffee! Not my best by any standards but at least I try.Click for full image

Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Comments: I want to take the art director, grab him firmly by the shoulders, shake him like salad dressing and shout into his face, ‘TOO HARD! TOO BLOODY HARD! YOU ARE TRYING TOO BLOODY HARD!’ But that’s not allowed, is it?
Published 1985

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.64 out of 10)
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18 Responses to “The Adventures of Terra Tarkington”

  1. jun Says:

    wow that’s a rare one in scifi genre – a female intergalactic nurse. nice find.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    After Nurse Terra steals your heart, Loonie and Zucchinihead will be harvesting the rest of your internal organs.

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    That’s no nurses outfit I’ve ever seen. I think she might actually be a patient who stole a hat. Wait, is this the mental ward? Are those orderlies? Get off me! I DON’T WANT TO TAKE THE MEDS!!!!

  4. Noel Says:

    This is the next top-down reorganisation of the NHS. Hell yeah.

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    The accidents in this new series of Casualty are just too ridiculous for words.

  6. fred Says:

    She’s hot looking. Unnaturally hot. She is positively glowing. Glowing like Godzilla going into nuclear melt down.

    Well I’m not uptight
    Not unattractive
    Turn me on tonight
    Cause I’m radioactive
    Radioactive

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    I’m more intrigued by the blurb’s claim: what is an ‘Earth Song Triad’? Chinese gangsters who yell “What about the elephants?” Maybe it’s a counterpart to the Torch Song Trilogy. Will Alex Kingston be along to say “Hello sweetie”?

  8. RachelJ Says:

    Isn’t it about time we had a “Space Careers” tag?

  9. StevenLP Says:

    Well, she’s a nurse; gorilla face (with lab coat and clipboard) is clearly another medical type – perhaps a doctor – but I’m baffled by the cucumber hatted guy on the left: maybe he’s some kind of consultant?

  10. Adam Roberts Says:

    Heroine; Intergalactic Nurse: Otter … it’s THE ADVENTURES OF TARKA TERRINGTON.

  11. Stevie T Says:

    Artist: “It’s a science fiction book? Oh, well in that case I’ll just stick a guy from Planet of the Apes on here…and then we’ll put Ming the Merciless over here…And there you go! Doesn’t that just scream sci-fi to you?”

    Author: **SOB!** (breaks down crying)

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I feel the clammy hands of Luis Royo ALL OVER this cover…

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Tonight on ER 3000: Dr. Golgox knows how Nurse Terra feels for him, but is he able to love a woman with only two arms? And who is the mysterious blue patient in the burn ward?”
    [Cue “ER 3000 Theme”]

  14. Muttley Says:

    This is what the hospital looks like AFTER you’ve inhaled the laughing gas from my mask….

  15. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Coincidence? I think NOT!

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enema_of_the_State

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Nice to know that in the future they’ll still have spring-loaded clipboards and paper forms. The gorilla has learned, it seems, to grin and bear it.

    @B’Mancer 2: I think Zucchinihead is a Phrygian.

  17. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – A Phrygian you say? More like a friggin’ jamoke.

    That’s my Parthian shot!

  18. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Dunno about Zucchinihead, but I’m pretty sure hot nurse & ape-faced-boy are the same cosplayers seen on the cover of ‘Return From the Stars’ by Stanislaw Lem.

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