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Jun 27

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Tom Noir Comments: Can’t believe they got Jodie Foster to star in this.

Published 1963

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: 7.91 out of 10)
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20 Responses to “Contact”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Yeah, thanks – I got the idea watching Joan Collins on Dynasty.”

  2. JuanPaul Says:

    When you live on this planet, all porn is tentacle porn.

  3. fred Says:

    It’s not a mesa it’s a buffet table.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Does this qualify for the shoulder pads tag?

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “It’s ok boys, that’s not an alien life form. It’s an alien traffic signal. Looks like we’ve got the green light to keep going.”

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    Yeah, Tom Noir, I know people have some weird ideas about lesbians but the last time I checked Jodie Foster wasn’t one-eyed and 20 metres tall.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    I’m intrigued by the asymmetric limb-arrangement. Is it like humans, with a right-handed majority and a few others? Do beings like this have special tin-openers for those with four tentacles on the right and three on the left?

  8. Anna T. Says:

    Is that alien related to the TV-headed gorilla from this really terrible sci-fi movie I can’t remember the name of?

    Fortunately for us all, this isn’t the Contact (written by Carl Sagan) you’re thinking of.

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    “Roger, Houston. I didn’t say that we can raid here. I said we need a can of Raid here.”

  10. THX 1138 Says:

    @Anna: I believe that’s the sainted Robot Monster you’re referring to. I must… yet I cannot… note the lack of bubbles.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Hey, I own this book! (Or, Mr. xnoob does) Our copy’s in better condition. Original price 50c, the Mr. paid 10c. I guess it’s been around here so long that I never considered it GSS fare; you can get used to anything over decades.

    @B’mancer (4): Those are shoulder pads… maybe. Are they an intrinsic part of yon beastie, or is it wearing them? Might be built-in.

    @THX: Ro-Man! I don’t see his washing machine either.

    What scale is this at? Are those humans as we know them, or is that a Hugo award, sitting on a mesa-shaped base, with tiny figurines of men and some rubber monster attacking them? Is it a set-up on some shelf of Murray Leinster’s library?

    http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-trophies/1956-hugo-award-trophy/

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    Whenever the first word in the blurb is “man” I am going to add Florida ahead of it.

    Florida man faces extraterrestrial life!

    https://twitter.com/_FloridaMan?s=09

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    @JuanPaul – You mean like this?

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Tat [email protected]: don’t mock the war veteran. He lost that tentacle fighting for our FREEDOM against the atomic toadfish of Vega 7.

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    @biblio Damn you! 😀

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    @Bruce: I stopped watching ‘Neighbours’ when Stingray died. Have they moved into space-opera combat?

  17. Anna T. Says:

    @THX: Thank you! I was definitely thinking of Robot Monster. This thing could at least be Ro-Man’s cousin, I think.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Tat [email protected] uses Australian. It’s super effective!

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Earthlings, I wouldn’t pay half of what you’re asking for a spaceship that old. I mean, look at the wings. You can’t find spare parts for those models anymore.”

  20. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “Give me the Crabby Patty formula!”

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