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Jul 22

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Jonathan Comments: It’s a shame AAA’s imagination didn’t stretch to clothes. Except for yellow socks.

Published 1982

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: 7.80 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “Radix”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Not since Tolkien’s Middle Earth has a biological washing powder been so brilliantly realised…

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Pictured: the man who outran the lion despite having ridiculously stubby legs.
    Not pictured: the same man ten seconds later after being taken by a giant eagle.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    Climb every mountain
    Search high and low
    Someone has your trousers
    Oh where did they go?

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    Not only could the author not imagine clothing, apparently he also missed out on landscape, creatures, architecture, sky-scapes. WHAT EXACTLY DID THE AUTHOR IMAGINE???

  5. fred Says:

    Radix movie Boromir was right. Even nude, one can simply walk into Radix movie Mordor.

  6. Lillie Awesome Says:

    I didn’t realize the Unknown Artist Institute offered a double major in Dimples of Venus and TEXTURE.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    “A.A. Attanasio: the first name among science fiction writers! Or is it Asimov? Aldiss you say? Oh fuck it.” — Publishers Weakly

  8. Anna T. Says:

    I bet you they’re about to try cliff diving and are going to seriously regret it.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @ Francis Boyle—The contract drawn up by Corgi stipulates that all characters depicted on a Corgi cover must have disproportionately stubby legs and large heads, so that they evoke the silly proportions of the Corgi dog itself.

  10. fred Says:

    Euro cover. I don’t know why it went from a hunkbutt landscape to WTF.

    https://en.todocoleccion.net/second-hand-books-science-fiction-fantasy/a-attanasio-radix-nova~x105628339#sobre_el_lote

  11. Raoul Says:

    @Bibliomancer – Douglas Adams is first in my book.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    Being in his nuddy. round or skinny bottoms and yellow socks were some of Ian Dury’s ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ so maybe there are other covers depicting Hammersmith Palais, Bonar Colleano, Wee Willie Harris and a Vincent motorsickle.

    @Bibliomancer, Raoul: Ben Aaronovitch for the win.

  13. Tracy Says:

    “Where oh where did the Columbia River go? I swear it was here a second ago.”

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Juan Paul – no freebies: you have to buy the book to experience the author’s imagination.

    For some reason I’m imagining him wearing crocs rather than socks. Better suited for traversing desert landscapes while maintaining a low standard of taste.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’m gonna have to give the blurb the ol’ side-eye. Grammatically correct, but I think not factually.

    Despite the author’s world of imagination, apparently the artist didn’t have any.

    @BC: But at least Corgis are cute and fun to look at. Her Maj wouldn’t be caught dead with this anywhere near her. The former First Dog of California was also a Corgi, who helped raise education funding.

    @Bruce: I think the stubby-legged man is wearing those foot-glove shoes that look even ickier than Crocs.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—Good points. I should have mentioned that the actual Corgi dog, while proportioned oddly, is indeed very cute. It’s an open question whether the Royal affinity for the Corgi adds to their cuteness, or their silliness.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The First Dog was quite popular, and good for Gov. Brown’s image in his last term. His Twitter was avidly followed. (Sutter Brown)

    His cuteness was so overwhelming that it was credited for getting people to vote for higher taxes to support the schools. That’s powerful cute.

    The Capitol went into mourning when he died. He was bipartisan.

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