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Mar 16

Rinky dink starship in the backgroundClick for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Take me to your leader. The Dalai Llama!
Published 1982

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: 7.89 out of 10)
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29 Responses to “Mission to Universe”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Yes, Mr. Blurb Writer, this cover certainly oozes excitement and the forbidden.

  2. Ray P Says:

    Finally we see protagonists who look like the nerdy college-boy readership.

  3. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @Dead Stuff: maybe the blurb is referring to their forbidden love?

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    Look out, they’re a-llama-d, er, al-larma-d, um, armed-a-llama, oh forget it.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Perry: ¡Que estraño!

    @THX: Alpacagitated?

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    A young Bill Gates finds this book, sees the cover and immediately says: “This cover was made for me.”

  7. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Not so much a Dropship as a Teardropship.

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Space Geeks On The Planet Of The Acid-Spitting Llamas
    A Gripping Space-Yarn By Lionel Fanthorpe

  9. fred Says:

    ‘Pardon me, do you have any Viagra? Our space ship seems to have developed a serious problem.”
    http://www.bookshops.com.au/book_images/3221/0245039.jpg

  10. Ray P Says:

    The Teardropship explodes?

  11. Jon K. Says:

    Las Llamas! Cue the Spanish guitar and castanets! 😉

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBaUmx5s6iE

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    Hypnotising Llamas with an Apple Watch? There’s an app for that.

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is that really a flashlight? A glowing orb? Lens flare? Must be integral to the plot somehow.

  14. Anna T. Says:

    I think the llamas want the nerds to dance with them.

    Either that or something is off about the legs of the llama in front.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Human! Your dignity or your life!’

    ‘…toughie.’

  16. Jon K. Says:

    The one-L lama, he’s a priest,
    the two-L llama, he’s a beast.
    And I will bet a silk pyjama,
    there isn’t any three-L lllama.

    -Ogden Nash

    http://wonderingminstrels.blogspot.com/2002/08/lama-ogden-nash.html

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @JonK: Hop on the llama, and score with a fictional chanteuse!

  18. anon Says:

    Brief ventures of starship commander to sell niche deeds and fitch pathogen Ig extract
    I, SINISTER VENOMOUS

  19. Jon K. Says:

    @DSWBT (#17): You know, I just had to watch that video all the way through.

  20. THX 1138 Says:

    @DSWBT #5: Al-packing heat.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: See our advert on Chinese GSS and in Golfing Magazine.

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    We sincerely apologize for the above cover. The people responsible for it have been sacked. The cover has now been replaced at the last minute and at great expense…

    A Nøvel By
    Gørdon Møøse Dicksøn
    MISSIØN TØ UNIVERSE
    Starring Sven The Famøus Møøse

  23. RachelJ Says:

    How do you go on a “mission to universe”, anyway? Aren’t you already there?

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: I wøuld wåtch thåt. Nø, reålly!

  25. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @RachelJ: perhaps ‘universe’ is a verb?

    Sven the Llama: ‘Hello, Star-Sailor! How about we re-arrange the universe so U-N-I are together?’
    Bill Gates: ‘…’

  26. Anna T. Says:

    @A.R. Yngve: You win. Forever

  27. Jon K. Says:

    “We’re on a mission to universe…” – apologies to The Blues Brothers

  28. HappyBookworm Says:

    @RachelJ – My sentiments exactly. I would be way more impressed if someone went on a mission to somewhere ELSE than the universe.

    …Mission to Galaxy…Mission to Planet…Mission to Continent…Mission to My House…

    No, still doesn’t work on any scale.

  29. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Hey Melvin, what are we playing exactly?”
    “We’re on exciting adventures of the first starship commander to… to…”
    “What?”
    “…to challenge forbidden space!”
    “Looks more like we’re challenging your granny’s llama farm… look out!”
    “Watch out for their spitting!”
    “OH CRAP! Too late! My favorite shirt!”
    “Retreat to the starship!”

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