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Jan 31

A tinfoil hat would block those space waves!

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Good Show Sir Comments: “Hey! You! Climb down off the seafood buffet!”

Published 1971

Thanks to Sérgio for sending this in!

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: 6.80 out of 10)
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13 Responses to “The Time Dweller”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Ah, the old double take and fade away, we do the double take and he fades away. With embarrassment.

  2. fred Says:

    Any relation to the orca riding dude?
    I am a dweller in time but that ain’t me on the cover.

  3. fTom Noir Says:

    “The Time Dweller”???

    I’m a Time Dweller. You’re a Time Dweller. Sharon from accounting is a Time Dweller.

    This is like naming a book “The Air Breather.”

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    I find hard to roast Haberfield’s cover illustrations because he clearly knows exactly what he’s doing. That being said, this artwork reflects how I feel when I eat really good sushi.

  5. Raoul Says:

    Beam me up, Whitey.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Albino Timothy Leary is having a high old time there. Until the acid wears off and he’s under arrest at Sea World.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Hokusai’s ‘The Slug’.

    I presume that’s not salt water, then.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    I suppose he’s not so attached to that cape that he’ll take it with him when he disappears, leaving behind the weird red-nosed seal-thing and the Japanese art fish.

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    Is this a woodblock painting? Because I would block it from my memory if I could.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tom Noir is correct: everyone and everything (except maybe tachyons and possibly Billy Pilgrim, Dr. Sam Beckett, and some Gallifreyans) is a Time Dweller.

    Is he fading out because he ruined his parents’ marriage a la Marty McFly? They were supposed to meet at the seafood buffet, but when the naked androgynous person showed up atop it, they went elsewhere?

    Or is @THX correct and he’s fading away in embarrassment? Possibly at being seen thus, and possibly from realizing he’s underneath and reaching for a giant sign reading “MOORCOCK” (whilst starkers).

    One could make a case for the “tentacles” tag. Not sure what the deal is with his foot, either.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Every creature on this cover looks aghast, maybe because they just discovered the fractal nature of sea waves.

    @Bibliomancer 😉

  12. Tracy Says:

    Is the nude guy a reference to Elric of Melnibone? An older, more wizened Elric?

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The last thing you experience if you choose the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at the Japanese restaurant that serves blowfish.

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