Oct 18

LOOK it's a giant space brain! And he's got balls!Click for full image

Terry’s Art Direction: You see, nothing says ‘saving the universe from a 30,000 year descent into barbarism’ like a floating dead brain and two eyeballs. Oh, and be sure to lace it with lightning, and oh yeah it is a space story so put stars and stuff behind it.
Published 1983 (maybe)

Still not exactly sure who the publisher is.
Many thanks To Terry!

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: 8.20 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Foundation’s Edge”

  1. Richard Palmer Says:

    Foundation’s Edge.

    I think that it may be Granada – assuming that the metadata on Goodreads is correct anyway.

    Great days, though; I’m sure that’s the same cover as the edition I borrowed from Cumbernauld Library.

  2. The GSS Bookfinder General Says:

    Thanks Richard!

    Still not sure, it looks to be either Granada or Grafton. Fantasy Fiction has that book under Grafton.

    Obscure versions! I’m loving it! Thanks for your help!

  3. SI Says:

    I just can’t get the futurama episodes about the space brains out of my head now.

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    I had so many of this vintage Asimov titles. I especially like the way they use up all the capital letters on ‘ISAAC’ and have none left for the surname.

  5. Justin Leego Says:

    Spacebrain looks a bit Starship Enterprise to me. Cloaking device fail.

    Doubleday 1982? (Cumbernauld Library)|Rb1050338|Sfoundation%27s+edge|P0%2C3|Orightresult|X5?lang=eng&suite=pearl

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    This is your brain on Asimov.

  7. NGpm Says:

    For me it’s the eyes, “All bow down before the great and mighty hypno-brain!”

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If there was some serious thought behind this cover art design, it probably went like this:

    “People who read Foundation books think that they are super-brainy, super-clever people. So let’s pander to that audience by showing them their own imaginary super-duper brains…”

  9. Nix Says:

    What? Can’t you remember the plot twist where Second Foundationers are revealed to be floating brains? If the Seldon Plan is threatened, they shoot the threat down with their deadly lightning. Then Kimball Kinnison comes and kills them all with his deadly hedge-trimmer, because genocide is a happy thing that everyone likes to do (see e.g. Langford, D., _Fun With Senseless Violence_ for detailed citations).

    (Hence the title. They seem to have typoed, though, and left the ‘H’ off.)

  10. Phil Says:

    I used to own a hardcover edition of this, with that exact cover. Couldn’t get rid of it quick enough…

    It can’t be a brain, because it appears to be spherical. I think it’s a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, left too near a radiator.

  11. violet Says:

    Looks like an illustration of the classic orb song…

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The plan to save Disney’s brain hit a snag, when someone accidentally dropped a toaster in the vat.

  13. Neville Says:

    Nothing says scary like eyes akimbo

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Welcome to the show. Tonight, we’ll be making Electric Brains in Tomato Sauce with Capitalisation Salad.

  15. Tor Mented Says:

    “Capitalization Salad” made me laugh.

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