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Sep 05

When Hunks CollideClick for larger image

Klaatu Comments: Apparently a gay orgy scene was added to the paperback edition.

Published 1970

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: 8.33 out of 10)
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20 Responses to “When Worlds Collide”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    So that’s where Stallone and Travolta got the idea for Staying Alive.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Hey lady, who let you in here. This is a gay orgy for gay people.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    The Men’s Chorus Club annual rocket-wash fund raiser got a little out of hand this year.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    “We’re carrying too much weight. Everybody, off with your clothes and we can fit more people into the escape rocket!”

  5. fred Says:

    ‘After Worlds Collide’ uses the same theme in cover art. Supermen…but some of them do look amazingly like women.
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    https://www.biblio.com/book/after-worlds-collide-wylie-philip-edwin/d/1146238366?aid=frg&utm_source=google&utm_medium=product&utm_campaign=feed-details&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiJetteS55AIVmpOzCh3ENA4lEAQYBCABEgIj0fD_BwE

  6. Raoul Says:

    @fred – Someone is getting blown away on that cover

  7. Ikari Gendo Says:

    I don’t know about worlds, but there are definitely moons colliding.

  8. Kendall Says:

    @Bibliomancer: Ah, leading to the sequel, “The Cold Equation” – everyone got chilly after throwing out their clothes!

  9. Anna T. Says:

    That’s a really bad spot to hold an orgy, since the rocket blasting off will severely injure or kill them.

  10. Danno Says:

    Now this is what it’s like when Worlds Collide!

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    When pinas colada.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    They seem to have landed their rocket on the sun. No wonder they had to disrobe.

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This cover only strengthens the widespread prejudice that SF fans are turned on by rockets. Hogwash! We do not turn into slobbering gimps at the sight of large, shiny rockets with curved pointed heads and… bulbous, powerful thrusters, glistening with…

    Eh… Where was I…?

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @TM #11…I can’t stop giggling 😀

    Thank you. GSS!

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The naked men grow impatient at being the last in boarding priority, behind even basic economy and pets in hats.

  16. Rick Deckard Says:

    “You have to let him on board. He’s my emotional support sex slave”.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Let’s face it, SF back then had so few women that it was a complete sausage fest. Rather less buff, though.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The novel climaxes with the Earth getting smashed to pieces by a rogue planet (I’ve read it)… and it didn’t occur to the publishers that they could use that on the cover??

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: A quick look at ISFDB shows that perilously (har) few covers have used the obvious idea. Whereas so many covers without that book concept exist, as we have seen.

    There do appear to be a couple of worlds possibly colliding in the background, but nobody notices due to the foreground.

    This is the only cover with a gay orgy, luckily. The obligatory hero/heroine pair (who are actually in the book!) appear on several.

  20. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @ARY&GSSxn: Maybe the publishers didn’t want any spoilers on the cover, but I can’t help thinking the title is still a teeny little bit of a clue…

    I assume the orgy (which looks about 80% gay as far as I can tell) is picturing one of the classic ‘what would you do if the world was going to end today’ options.

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