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Gunfight at the C-3PO.K. CorralClick for larger image

Lillie Awesome Comments: “I’m not going to chicken out this time…I’m going to ask the dreamy Earthman to the Robot Spring Formal…just put it out there…the worst he can say is no, and anyway, I’ve got a lot going for me; he could do way worse…Omigosh omigosh omigosh – here he comes! O.k., just be cool…”

Published 1955

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: 7.29 out of 10)
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18 Responses to “The Last Planet”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Shhh. Be vewy vewy quiet, We’re hunting Wobots!”

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    An early attempt to invent both the ‘super robot’ and ‘big eyes small mouth’ genres of anime.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Step on a crack, break a robot’s back!’

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    Some fashion is timeless.

    Guys wearing wide, star-spangled collars, for instance.

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    You can tell those eyes will pop out on springs if he gets a bump.

  6. fred Says:

    That’s the Lone Star Ranger in his cunning disguise as the old prospector robot.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Springfield Republican is endorsing a group of white men hunting down and preemptively shooting someone who looks and acts differently from they…ahead of its time, I suppose.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “One of the best science fiction novels to appear between 10:30-11:15 am on a Wednesday in a month without an r in it during leap year!”
    Faint Praise Intelligencer

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    Futuristic Fed-Ex started going out armed on deliveries after Planet Express got aggressive.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Remember guys, we’re looking for the robot with the cherry on top.”

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Twenty years later, Gonzo the Great would toy with the idea of a septum pierce.

  12. fred Says:

    The Springfield Republican beat out the NY Times for the front cover review quote. I Like Ike.
    http://andre-norton-books.com/archive/Titles_L/Last_Planet/Last_Planet_1962_D-542.jpg

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The abridged version is titled The Next to Last Planet.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: the incomplete version is titled The Last Pl.

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    “oh no! I forgot to disable my poorly-timed-sneeze module. Aaaaaa-aaaaaa….”

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Get over here, ya coward, or we’ll star-range your FACE! Haw haw haw haw!’

    ‘Jeff…no. Just, no.’

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Come out, Bender! Time to change your personality chip!”
    “Bite my shiny metal ass, humans!”

  18. StevenLP Says:

    I assume the men in red are the Star Rangers; given the low slung holsters, they appear to be carrying six-shooters. Their quarry appears to be made of metal. So I imagine it’s the Last Planet those star rangers will ever visit. Hence the title.

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