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Mar 20

Flush again. Someone left an isaac floater in the loo.Click for full image

Foster Comments: Doctor, doctor I experience a painful burning sensation when I pass water and I am having nightmares about a science fiction convention I attended in the ’70s.

Published 1971

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: 6.07 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “The Currents of Space”

  1. L.B. Says:

    The paperback I have has a creepier cover. A dude with glowing eyes. Brrr! Meanwhile, the story is all right.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Maybe our friends in Oz can tell us if The Currents of Space flow counter-clockwise down under.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Dignity… always dignity.

  4. Ray P Says:

    A very cross Arthur Clarke has materialised on the cover of an Azimov book. The publisher will hear from his lawyer. Is this one of those times when the face of Jesus appears in clouds, or inside a loaf or piece of fruit, or in a stain?

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    Asmiov, Clarke… I don’t know what everyone is talking about. That’s clearly Muppet Wolverine.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Protip: NEVER ask to use the loo at Dennis Nilsen’s.

  7. Ray P Says:

    What Ewan McGregor saw before plunging in.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    An artist admiring his work

  9. fred Says:

    Nice cover in honor of The St Patrick’s Day Hangover.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    @fred Will people never learn? Don’t drink the green beer!

  11. Anna T. Says:

    If I saw an irate man with glasses and beard in my coffee, I probably wouldn’t want to drink it.

    And I don’t even drink coffee anyway.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I shall probably regret asking, but…beneath the left leg of the ‘m’. Is that a clitoral hood?

  13. Ray P Says:

    What if Philip Larkin had replaced Jon Pertwee as Dr. Who in the early nineteen seventies?

  14. Yoss Says:

    There’s something deeply unsettling about this… A graphical treatment of Asimov that distracts from his glorious sideburns? This does not sit right with me.

  15. THX 1138 Says:

    @12: Call yourself a doctor?!

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @15: Dammit, THX, I’m a palaeontologist, not a gynaecologist!

  17. Francis Boyle Says:

    Arthur Dent: “What’s so unpleasant about being drunk?”

    Ford Prefect: “Tell that to Isaac Asimov.”

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Ray P (4): My thought too. It really does look more like Clarke; it’s who I’d have identified it as if shown this without any text. Could someone have mixed up their big-time author photos? We’d have known, as 14 said, if they’d left the sideburns.

    @DSWBT: That would then imply that this was an extreme closeup of the chap’s birth, and it must have been painful for Mrs. A (or Mrs. C) what with the glasses.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Isaac looked deep into his whiskey glass and thought: Maybe I should switch to contact lenses.”

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