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Apr 08

Ah, see there's your problem... you need to change the computers balls.Click for full image

Mark E Comments: So many bad things done in the name of cover art to this great book. This isn’t the worse but nor does it scream “read me”.
Published 1974

You might remember this from here

…and here

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: 7.95 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “The Demolished Man”

  1. Ray P Says:

    Snooker on BBC2 but the angles are all wrong. Higgins has a total breakdown.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Willy Wonka’s bubble gum for the eyes wasn’t quite perfected.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    In all fairness, whoever that fellow is supposed to be, he does certainly look demolished.

  4. Noel Says:

    If you jump up and down & bounce from side to side, it actually looks quite normal.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    It is cover art by our old friend David Pelham:

    http://www.penguinsciencefiction.org/20.html#2536

    If you are looking to join the fun read about Penguin SF cover art of the 60s and early 70s here.

    http://www.penguinsciencefiction.org/toc.html

    Check your local used paperback store for one of the many terrible covers we haven’t posted yet and send it in!

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This man is in desperate need of special sci-fi dental work. Better call this crew.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    If you take all your prescription drugs at once, he actually does look quite normal.

  8. misterbob Says:

    Wot no Amstrad tag ?

  9. fred Says:

    A masterpiece. ‘Nude Offending a Cover’.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    @DSWBT: Seconded. With pool balls.

  11. Ray P Says:

    He fought the Angry Espers and lost.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    There was a good cover for this once. Ironically, it was by Adrian Chesterman, for Penguin, usually a combination to make you wish air-brushes had never been invented.

    Not great, but better than any of the others http://www.ebay.com/itm/Adrian-Chesterman-DEMOLISHED-MAN-Fantasy-POSTER-/250348728079

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @RayP: Alfred Bester’s The Angry Espers’ Billiards Bluster Busted

  14. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Bibliomancer – Thanks! Artist name tag updated.

  15. Mark E Says:

    I just have a horrible feeling the artist hadn’t read the book and just thought “Sci-fi… Robots??”

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s like the cover for Lennon’s ‘Shaved Fish’ met the cover for ‘Venus and Mars’ by WIngs and had a baby. Mayby the Beatles splitting was a mercy.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Trump’s face fell off! Quick — put it back on! And don’t forget the toupée!

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