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Mar 08

The primal urge... Synchronised swimming?Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Scott B Comments: Synchronized swimming… IN SPACE!
Published 1972

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: 6.00 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “The Primal Urge”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    A wasted sheep.

  2. anon Says:

    @Bibliomancer: That would sound like an interesting read.

    Adrian Bliss
    GREET, HUMP, “LIAR!”
    Sheep Friction Science

  3. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Sheep Friction Science” !?!

    Oooh Matron!

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    And if thou gaze long into a lava lamp, the lava lamp will also gaze into thee.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    So you see kids, when the red dot magnets’ poles are opposite, it exerts an attractive force. These swimmers seem clearly to be attracting each other.

  6. fred Says:

    Original w/back cover. Word is ‘British’ under the price sticker. Banned in Ireland. A much more happy happy joy joy cover than this one.
    https://vintage45.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/brian-aldiss-the-primal-urge.jpg?w=640&h=517

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    It’s like one of those spot the differences puzzles. . . but with boobs
    Also after failing to find one particular difference I refuse to believe that couple aren’t lesbians.

  8. Ray P Says:

    We’ve now seen what happens when the British abandon all restraint in sexual matters. It doesn’t involve sea-monkeys.

  9. anon Says:

    @Perry Armstrong: These any better?
    Phonetic Science Fries
    Thief Pries Conscience
    Hop Science Is Frenetic
    Cretin Copies His Fence

  10. Anna T. Says:

    Are they both made of rubber? Or are they aliens?

    . . .

    Was I wrong about British people being human? Was everyone?

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T: The category ‘everyone’ includes Britain.

  12. Ray P Says:

    Her majesty the Queen appears to be some variety of lizard.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Ray P.: You are David Icke and I claim my five pounds.

  14. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Are we sure they didn’t just slap the author’s name on some signage from a crystal therapy clinic?

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Every ad for a spa looks like any other. Always the same generic models looking blissful.

  16. Anna T. Says:

    @Tat Wood: So, if even the British aren’t consciously aware of their nonhuman-ness, do you think they’re subconsciously expressing it in their fiction?

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T.: Try watching Disney Channel or US news. Then tell me who’s inhuman. I’m sure everyone on American telly is manufactured in a lab somewhere.

    The sad and simple truth is that we’re the only real humans left on Earth, which is why all aliens in ‘Doctor Who’ come to London first and everyone in the universe speaks properly except Captain Jack and the obviously fake newscasters.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Anna, Tat: unlike the US, which has alternating droughts and floods, 3000 years of human occupancy of and natural selection in the British Isles has led to the appearance of gills and webbed feet to make use of the damp.

    It’s basically Kevin Costner’s Waterworld, but with more football riots.

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Note that there appears to be some sort of neutron star exploding just over the surface of Planet Earth, turning the atmosphere to some variety of groovy plasma.

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