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Jul 31

Really can't think of something funny to say today... it's a mouse in a space suit... not going to win any awards today. Not that I have actually ever won any...Click for full image

Perry Comments: The great mouse rapper, 50 Cent, enjoys a moment of adoration from his many tiny fans.
Published 1977

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: 6.50 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “The Best of Fredric Brown”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Heeere I come to eat the cheese!”

  2. Tom Noir Says:

    That mouse is all ready for space travel!

    In his diving suit.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The ‘M’ on his suit is so we know he’s a ‘Mouse’, and not a real representation of Fredric Brown.

    Note the Del Rey Ears ™.

  4. fred Says:

    Classic cover. Tiny mice? don’t like jackets colored white or black.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    The stories are written by Fredric Brown. And edited by Robert Bloch. And the cover art is by H.R. van Dongen. So who is Carl Onspaugh? The mouse?

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    What do you suppose happens when Mouse Man meets Cat Lady? Unmitigated ferocity, or wacky hijinks? Discuss.

  7. Linden Says:

    So here’s what happened when Reepicheep made it to Aslan’s Country!

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Completely unprotected tail – a mouse who knows no fear of hard vacuum. Or of tiny Subbuteo people.

  9. Steve Staab Says:

    Absolute favorite artist, cover, and book series (Del Rey’s “Best Ofs”.) Hail Mr. Van Dongen and Mr. Brown!

  10. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Now I’m envisaging a fun, family film about a reluctant astronaut (cue CGI Don Knotts) being secretly tutored by an intrepid space mouse.

    Pixar should make this film. It could be their next Cars 2!

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    GET CHEESE OR DIE TRYING

  12. L.B. Says:

    Stuart Little is Lemuel Gulliver!

  13. Anna T. Says:

    I just feel the need to point out that the “50c” is the price that someone from the bookshop wrote on it.

    And incidentally, should we fear the invasion of the giant mice from outer space? Because I’m a little worried . . .

  14. anon Says:

    @Anna T: In case of invasion, I think we can afford the 50c per mouse. We only need to buy half of them to fight the other half anyway and maybe not even pay those who die doing that.

    Do female mice have a large F in their suits and why would that be?
    Also, how came the “tail” is coming out from the front of the suit?

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @anon: How do you know that’s a male mouse and not a female one? You can’t see any distinguishing bits.

    The M stands for Mouse.
    If it said R, it would be a rat, V a vole, and so forth.

    Whatever gender it is, it might be a plain Earth mouse which is conquering the planet of the tiny blue aliens. But it better not go outside the spaceship in that suit lest its tail freeze off.

  16. RachelJ Says:

    @anon. I think the mouse is facing forwards- look at the hands. It’s just put together so oddly that it looks back-to-front.

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