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May 24

Painted for a Grateful Dead album cover but overnighted to the New English Library by mistake.Click for full image

Mark E. Comments: We have a book here about a climate induced apocalypse. Stock image of a skull used on countless horror anthologies? That’ll do.
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: 5.73 out of 10)
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13 Responses to “The Day After Tomorrow”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @admin: I believe you’ve confused that damned Roland Emmerich film with Heinlein’s story The Sixth Column, which does involve killing people by blowing up their brains.

    In truth, though, I’d rather stare at this cover for two hours than watch the film again!

  2. Mark E Says:

    Darn – my bad.
    Saw the cover on my bookshelf and confused the two.
    Perhaps it is a more appropriate cover than I had first thought – is it about an exploding skull eating a plastic cube?

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    The first edition of Sixth Column aka The Day After Tomorrow has a righteously GSS-worthy cover.

  4. fred Says:

    1/27th of the Cosmic Rubik’s Cube is still deadly.

  5. Anna T. Says:

    The skull is either exploding in protest of being used on this cover, or the cube killed it.

    Even odds, in my guess.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    See, this is why we can’t have nice things. Like cephalisation.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—why don’t you post that other cover? She could really use a “behind you” tag before it’s too late.

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: there’s a supernova going off behind them both, and it’s already hot enough to melt steel. BEHIND YOU! may be too little, too late at this point.

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    The Fondant Fancy 3000 was too literally mindblowing.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: make that 2/27 of a Rubik’s Cube!

  11. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @Mark E./Dead Stuff: this edition also shares its title with a Gerry Anderson TV movie starring the skull-shattering awesomeness that is BRIAN BLESSED!

  12. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Go through, Nyssa. It’s your only chance.”

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Aw, not ANOTHER “Final Destination” sequel!

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