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Jan 20

Carl Sagan flips out!Click for larger image

Maude Comments: The upside-down eye sees all!

You might remember this from here.

Published 1978

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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15 Responses to “The Asylum World”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    The results of talking politics at the dinner table.

  2. fred Says:

    Historical? That must be why Carl Sagan is beating up a yet to be identified person.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Who gave the inmates Sidewinder missiles?

  4. Tor Mented Says:

    “I’ll teach you to deny the existence of dark matter!”

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    RD Laing has a lot to answer for.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    Future-Cluedo: It was Carl Sagan with a bicycle chain, Eric Idle with a tyre-spaner and Patrick Troughton with a SAM-6 missile.

  7. Anna T. Says:

    @Tat Wood has clearly won this comment war. I’m still laughing.

  8. daard23 Says:

    England wins the World Cup!
    Or…
    The Detroit Lions win a football game!

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The little splat of pigeon poop makes the cover just that much more appealing!

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: Good Show Sir! You win.

    The victim there resembles Nicholas Courtney a bit, as long as we’re on a Who theme.

    The blurb isn’t too effective, is it? “This guy is great at historical stuff, so read his SF!” Non-sequitur much?

    Floating eyeball’s been watching too much TV, Look at the bags under that eye.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Good going, @Tat Wood. Although there seem to be a bunch more missiles coming out of the sun(?): or are they spaceships?

    (Speaking of the sun- or Jovian planet – is it rising from the box with the eye in it? Because it looks like it’s rising from a horizon way above the actual horizon).

    @GSS ex-noob: the giant eyeball has been streaming all five thousand episodes of “Asylum World” – it’s the epic historical future SF drama you just can’t look away from!

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “I will beat you billions and billions of times…”

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Don’t you hate it when you buy an electrifying novel… and the socket isn’t compatible with EU standards?

  14. Francis Boyle Says:

    Incoming phalluses. Is this happening in Second Life?

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: Maybe it’s not a sun or a planet, but a decorative light atop the TV. Possibly lava lamp-esque?

    @Francis: That idea causes the artwork to suddenly make sense. GSS.

    @Tat Wood has been on a roll of late, winning many internets.

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