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Jul 13

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Bibliomancer Comments: It takes balls to paint that spaceship.

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: 7.89 out of 10)
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25 Responses to “Mordred”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “I’ll just paint on my shirt and I’m ready for action!”

  2. Raoul Says:

    Mordred’s playing solitaire Rock, Paper, Scissors.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    BY JOHN ERIC HOLMES

    FROM AN OUTLINE BY LARRY NIVEN & JERRY POURNELLE

    WRITTEN ON PAPER BY WERNHAM HOGG

    USING INK BY SEPIA PLANA

  4. fred Says:

    I hope the unauthorized sequel to Armageddon 2419, AD has tiny cat people on bicycles.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    It’s Mindhorn!

    (Damn autocorrect)

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    Unlike yesterday’s redundant zed, here we have a case were the middle initial is probably important. (Or maybe not, considering the fellow on the cover.)

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    An ‘authorised’ sequel to a book by Philip Francis Nowlan (so, not like the one Nowlan himself wrote). Outline by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Did John Eric Holmes just lend them his typewriter?

  8. SI Says:

    Hey… what’s that … new gallery thing in the menu…

    Says a completely unrelated person to GSS admin and long time commentator of GSS….

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I just have to say Good Show Sir! to the eight posts preceding this one, which has little to add. Word for word this might be the best cluster of comments I’ve seen.

    Ok, maybe a couple of things, like, he’s got the hands Trump can only dream of. Where is the sense of proportion on those ginormous arms? Who stole all the buttons off of the lady in red’s flimsy burnoose?

    And, er, ah, um, weird pecs?

  10. Tag Wizard Says:

    @SI – Look at that new “Gallery” feature! I didn’t even notice.
    GSSAdmin must have been working on something new late last night.

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    Mordred dude has bigger boobs than Little Miss Squats over there.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    It kind of looks like Mordred is juggling. Juggling an exploding spaceship and, umm, nevermind…

  13. Ray P Says:

    Is space green? Moss covered? Algal blooms?

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    I love the Gallery. Here’s the appropriate soundtrack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcCHRW8G9yY

  15. Anna T. Says:

    For a book named after an Arthurian villain, there is disappointingly little swords, dragons, armour, etc. Except for the guy in black, who looks vaguely medieval.

    And what is up with that weird-looking spaceship in the background? It looks like two Death Stars and/or actual moons glued together and reinforced with an equatorial band. With a ridiculous result.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Wood—great sound track. I think that cool vibraphone sound can only come from mallets striking those special pecs.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Francis: you beat me to the John Holmes joke.

    @Tat: Good questions, all, as to who was involved.

    In 1980, Buck Rogers (I’m guessing that’s supposed to be him? Do we have a tag for him?) was known for wearing a tight white outfit thanks to the TV show. But not spray-painted on. And pecs not that weird. And girls a bit more covered.

    Is that Billy Zane as BOTH the chaps in the background?

    I tried to look at the gallery, but about 3 screens in, my brain couldn’t handle that much badness.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @GSS alliteration: Hm, what would you get if you combined Faux + Buck???

  19. David Van Domelen Says:

    Wait, a sequel to Armageddon 2419? Damn, I need to get a copy of this. That was one of the formative novels of my youth (fortunately, my mom was an English teacher, so she didn’t freak out at its subtitle “A Seminal Novel”).

    Actually…I think I kind of “bought” my copy from the library. Lost it, paid the fee, found it later.

  20. RachelJ Says:

    @David Van Domelen. A “sequel” written by a trio of different authors 50-odd years later? I wouldn’t get *too* excited, dear…

  21. Francis Boyle Says:

    @Anna T.

    When a mummy death star and a daddy death star love each other very much . . they have to use special equipment because they live in space.

  22. Anna T. Says:

    @Francis Boyle: I . . . don’t know what to say to that because I’m laughing too hard.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Not only is it written by 3 different people, there were other books by other writers “based on an outline”, and it tied into one of N&P’s other novels. So sez Wiki.

    No mention if 2suits were needed. Seems to me that removing that skin-tight one piece outfit he’s got on is going to take QUITE some time; even tougher in zero G. The girls are ready to go, but poor Buck there is going to be slower.

    @DSWBLeadingQuestions: It’s an authorized sequel. No faux.

    That is definitely Billy Zane as the Phantom displayed on the old TV in the background, and Billy Zane as everything else he’s ever done in the black outfit.

  24. David Van Domelen Says:

    RachelJ: even at that, it’s like looking through the fanfic tags and finding that not only is there something in an obscure tag you thought no one else cared about, but it’s novel-length and had some involvement by pros. 🙂

  25. Tracy Says:

    Mordred = Mortified.

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