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Nathan Comments: The attack of the Levi’s mannequin.

Published 2012

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: 6.50 out of 10)
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25 Responses to “The Survivors”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    White people problems.

  2. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    Lethe Press, huh? Deservedly forgotten.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    After the apocalypse, we all devolve into Florida Man?

  4. fred Says:

    Nail clippers didn’t survive.

  5. Ray P Says:

    Fill the blank-space yourself.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    UAI Instructor: Well, class, today’s exercise is to create a cover for a novel titled The Survivors. Ms. Smith, what are you planning?

    Niki Smith: I just don’t know. I’m drawing a blank.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Art direction: “When I said just mail the cover in, I meant you didn’t have to hand deliver it.”

  8. Ryan Says:

    Maybe the artist used up all of her energy drawing the hands and feet and had nothing left for the torso, etc.?

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    I see this and hear the theme to ‘Land of the Giants’.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Ryan—And what we see as a result is that even blank hands and feet are hard to draw.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    I didn’t think Autons needed to use clubs, so, on reflection, he’s probably just trying to impersonate one. For whatever reason.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T.: The club may be a Nestene shaped like a club, needing another, anthropomorphic, Nestene to move it from A to B. I doubt that the wheelie-bin that ate Mickey trundled into place by itself – that would have looked suspicious to the UFO-spotter who lived at that address.And the Killer Daffodils needed humanoid Autons to hand them out to the public.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    In the GrimDark future, there are only blue jeans.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Jeans no t-shirt.

    I can’t believe any artist is credited. Get some clipart, throw on some brush-like effects, I daresay 90% of us could do that.

    GSS to:

    L_L, JP, BC (6) and (10)

    And extra-bonus GSS to AnnaT and Tat for the delightful trip down memory lane. Just missing out the inflatable chairs that eat people.

  15. Ikari Gendo Says:

    Think this cover needs more detail? Join the club.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    If that _is_ Future Florida Man, he’s probably bleeding because he tried carrying the spiked club under his arm.

  17. Anna T. Says:

    @Tat Wood: I see. Do you think that non-humanoid Autons are always so dependent on humanoid ones to move about? It sounds like a serious weakness for them, especially since not all humanoid ones are that convincing-looking.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T: Their invasion plans all hinge on getting someone with a plastics factory to make Autons to collect the glowing spheres in which they’ve secreted their disembodied consciousness(es). If this doesn’t happen there are just lumps of shattered plastic lying in mud.
    This means a stage where they need to hope someone with a plastics factory is walking past where one of the spheres landed, ready to be hypnotised, and a very indulgent bank* willing to invest in an unexplained expansion-project with no hint of a return on the investment.
    Plan B was better: find a renegade Time Lord willing to aid them but inclined to waste time on joke-shop pranks and faffing about at a circus for no good reason.

    (*See also ‘The Faceless Ones’, “The Idiots’ Lantern’, every second ‘Sarah Jane Adventures’ story and ‘The Bells of St John’.)

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Ikari G— 😉

  20. Raoul Says:

    Niki Smith is proud enough to sign it. Who am I to judge?

  21. THX 1139 Says:

    Walter Matthau finally snapped after too much of Robin Williams goofing around.

  22. anon Says:

    U SHIVS TREVOR?
    Sees Dana

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @anon: Also “Us Shiv Trevor, Dana Sees”.

  24. anon Says:

    @GSS ex-noob I get where you’re going with this. I’ve been playing a bit fast and loose with grammar and spelling lately, but I think I’ve yet to cross the line completely and anyway I thought the scene played quite nicely this way.

    I appreciate each and everyone of your acknowledgments. Otherwise this feels way too much like spamming, because the anagrams don’t make much sense as comments.

    BTW, my Enemy Mine comment is probably stuck in moderation. Can’t remember it exactly, but I think it came out pretty okay. You might enjoy it, though I do recognize there is always the other option.

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    In any case, Trevor gets shived, and Dana’s in the vicinity.

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