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Mar 25

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Bibliomancer Comments: Wearing a beehive as a breastplate is just rubbing it in.
Published 1980

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: 7.75 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “Starship Troopers”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Another cover where the artist painted the firearm in afterwards. Look, his left hand’s through the stock and not taking any of the weight.

  2. Tom Noir Says:

    His gun is leaking!

    Not that he appears to have any idea how to fire it, so it probably doesn’t matter.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    “No, Luke, I am your farter.”

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @THX: Fartship poopers

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Sploog Gun

  6. fred Says:

    How can the artist only draw in the singular when the title screams plural? Instead we get Gomer Pyle and not Sgt Fury and his Howling Space Commandos.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    That helmet would rub against his ear-ring.

    (See also ‘The Embarrassments of Science Fiction’ by Thomas Disch and the footnotes to ‘Triton’ by Samuel R Delany).

  8. Anna T. Says:

    Is this picture from a Bug War-themed music video or what?

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T.: starring Sarah Brightman?
    (Like I needed an excuse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wwilCs4Jqg)

  10. dangermom Says:

    Ahahaha, this is my copy.

  11. Jon K. Says:

    I don’t think Juan Rico would be caught dead in that armor….

  12. Perry Armstrong Says:

    I’m seeing something of Monty Python’s Black Knight in this design. Come to that, it’s pretty easy to envisage Michael Ironside’s character proclaiming “It’s just a flesh wound” in the midst of being torn apart!

  13. JRDelirio Says:

    Would still have been better than the outfits in the movie. Except for the dripping space-blunderbuss.

  14. HappyBookworm Says:

    His hands aren’t even anywhere near the trigger! I think Johnny would cringe at living in readers’ imaginations in such absurd armor, sort of just standing in front of a bug-explosion. I have just three words for the artist…READ THE BOOK!

  15. DaveM Says:

    “No Luke, I am your Mother! And would it kill you to ring on birthdays and Christmas? Some of us are busy maintaining the empire you know, we don’t all have time to be swanning about with rebels and being all rebellious.”

    Also, soulcatcher knew how to rock a morion without needing a gun! http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=92

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