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JuanPaul Comments: Eros at rock bottom. Now that’s worth a read.

Published 1986

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: 6.88 out of 10)
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21 Responses to “Eros at Nadir”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    I’d make a joke but I have a disturbing that this book does in fact include zero-G double amputee sex and somehow I’m all joked out.

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    “C’mere baby and let me show you my ‘velvet comet’,” he said with a smirk.

  4. fred Says:

    Something something something Oumuamua something something Trump something something tweet storm something 25th Amendment.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    (Getting) Off on a Comet by “Family Jules” Verne

  6. Ray P Says:

    If 2001 had been directed by Russ Meyer.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    They must have discovered that too much Eros just makes you Sore.

  8. Ray P Says:

    I was also thinking Emmanuelle in Orbit. Then I discovered Emmanuelle: First Contact exists.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    Is it wrong that I’m more interested in how they avoid blow-outs when there are square-cornered windows in a pressurised vessel? Is the comet in question a De Havilland?

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    If a computer can be more humane than man, I guess a bald person would be more human than mane.

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – [RIMSHOT]

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—I’m trapped in word play hell today. Must be the thought of what’s under that flimsy green sheet making me crazed.

  13. Anna T. Says:

    @THX 1139: [thunderous applause]

    In all seriousness, Eros is NOT a comet. It’s an ASTEROID. Also, if you ask fans of The Expanse, an eldritch abomination. But it definitely is not a comet.

  14. fred Says:

    Going from GSS worthy science fiction to GSS worthy science fact I present……..wombat poop.
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/19/australia/wombat-cube-poo-intl/index.html

  15. Ray P Says:

    Am I hallucinating or is there some kind of green lizard or frog-like creature squatting between her legs?

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Isn’t it nice when the title and cover art agree? This is a nadir, all right.

    That… woman? has all kinds of anatomical issues. Like, no lower legs, not even knees. Also weird hips, extra-long arms, odd neck, and what happened to her face? And her chest?

    Even the blurb’s wrong — it says “science fiction” when it should have said “stroke book”.

    @Francis (2): I fear that as well.

    @Tat (9): The windows are less disturbing to look at, even with your valid observation.

    @Anna T (13): You are entirely correct.

    @fred (14): I saw that yesterday. And what’s it say when implausibly-shaped marsupial excrement is more interesting and less disquieting than this cover?

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I personally am disturbed by the fact that this is #4 in a series. Go home Mike, you’re drunk.

  18. Hammy Says:

    @Tat (#9):

    Not a DeHavilland Comet, no. Mercury Comet, an underpowered example of which my folks owned in the early 1960s. Theirs wasn’t black, though – it was pale yellow.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Comet#/media/File:1962_Mercury_Comet_4-door_sedan_(black,_front_left).jpg

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @BAM—Well, you know what they say, two’s company, three’s a crowd and four’s the nadir.

  20. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    GSSXN: Apparently not much of a stroke book (Ive never read it). Second one of this series we’ve had (the other, Eros Ascending, is here: http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=4460), and Eros Ascending was published by Phantasia, like last Thursday’s startling effort.. I note that no less an authority than Ian Sales described Eros Ascending as “meh”.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @LL: So if the first (Ascending) was “meh”, then the last one must truly be the nadir. The naked woman isn’t even playing chess.

    @Hammy: I remember those. Either the outer space version was bigger, or the woman is much smaller. Maybe she’s a Barbie doll rip-off, which would explain the missing limbs and odd anatomy.

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