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Jun 15

Good to see giant squid's are still a problem in the future!Click for full image

Adam Comments: We have everything you could want with this cover. Giant space-squids, intense aborigonies, rocket ships and WWI German soldiers. Everything, that is, except a clock.
Published 1972

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: 6.29 out of 10)
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One Response to “The Big Time”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Yeah, but clocks are sooo linear time.

  2. Phil Says:

    No clock, eh? That’s the sequel you’re thinking of: THE BIG TIMEPIECE.

    When this edition was published, they HAD to put a giant squid on the cover, otherwise people would have expected this to be about an Esther Rantzen TV series featuring Sheena Easton. (Yes, I AM showing my age!)

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Time_%28TV_series%29]

  3. Little Mi Says:

    Nice hat! Love the octopus look you’ve got going on there.

  4. Phil Says:

    PS: I can’t quite figure out whether that guy is wearing a spacehelmet or a crocheted shawl. And what IS he doing with his gloved hand?

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    A change war being the kind of war that is set off when you go to break a twenty and all they have are ones.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    @Phil: They might not have put Sheena on the cover, but they did put Fanny Craddock on there, scowling away. This whole cover screams “What is a bramble?”

  7. UnravThreads Says:

    “Change War”? Are they fighting over petty amounts of money?

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Famous saga of the blurb copy war that devastated the language!”

  9. Zycrow Says:

    Someone get that Colorform off of my book cover!

  10. fred Says:

    So they fought a war over re-useable cloth diapers vs disposable Pampers? (guy with symbolic cloth headgear)?
    Or tv remotes vs having to get up and do it at the tv? (gloved hand w/apparatus)?
    Or the attempt to remove yellow from traffic lights? (colored circles)
    Or stopping politicians from using a favorite campaign theme? (snake)

  11. Joachim Says:

    Everyone likes a good tentacle caress….

  12. arch9enius Says:

    Never realised the Thompson Twins fought for the Kaiser first time around.

  13. Dalton H. Says:

    If you look into a mirror and chant “BAD BOOK COVERS” three times, this cover will pop out and attempt to kill you.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Famous saga of the Change War that devastated the Universe!’. Given that a Change War is one where they go back in time and prevent their opponents from happening, I’d like to know how you can have one that doesn’t devatastate the universe. Unless they have really insignificant antagonists, such as Sheena Easton or Fanny Cradock, it’s going to cause a dent in history. Why else would you bother with temporal-anomaly combat in the first place? And if you win, do you remember having fought? If not, how can it be a ‘famous’ saga?

    In fact, as victory is a literal non-event, how can there be a saga of any kind?

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