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Feb 01

Looks like we're going to need a bigger glove...Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Marcus’ Art Direction: Fredric Brown mostly wrote short stories with twist endings. So let’s have a twist ending to the cover! But, at the same time, semi-naked women sell books. So we should have one of them. Not too big, though, we want lots of nice black space around.
Published 1980

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: 8.40 out of 10)
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20 Responses to “Space on My Hands”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Easy to misread as FREDRIC BROWN SPACE ON MY HANDS.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Half woman, half hand – or half woman, half bunch of carrots?

  3. Pat Says:

    I am more intrigued by the first depiction of a space hopper in its natural habitat.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    …that’s her swollen ovipositor, isn’t it? And is that the way the book is folded and illuminated, or is she supposed to be hovering on some gent’s right eyelid?

    It’s genuinely unsettling, but not in a socially acceptable way. You could have put the femme fatale in a frock and the cover would have been better.

  5. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    O_o. Who thought this was a good idea?

    She resembles some disturbing kind of space-louse.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    I dunno, it’s kinda clever and sophisticated, for a sci-fi cover.

  7. SI Says:

    Luckily there isn’t an actual north pole. Otherwise she’d be slightly less comfortable. Or more… depending on your preference!

  8. Smith Says:

    You should see the size of the nail file.

  9. Phil Says:

    It’s too clever to be stupid, but it has some GSS logic to it.

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    You know I think it feels more like an album cover than a book cover. The way “Frederick Brown/Space On My Hands” is arranged at the top just makes me want to pull some vinyl out of the thing.

  11. fred Says:

    $10 says she has feet for hands.

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Her giant hand seems to be holding a giant testicle.

  13. Yoss Says:

    “$10 says she has feet for hands.”

    Pessimist. My vote is for recursive naked ladies for hands. You know …if you’re into that sort of thing……which I am definitely…errr….not.

  14. GDwarf Says:

    Gives a whole new meaning to “My girlfriend is my right hand”…

  15. ecthroi Says:

    holy hell, no one made a yoga ball joke yet?

    or a Palmela joke?

    wait, i don’t really have jokes to go with those observations. damn.

  16. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    FUCK, this cover traumatised me as a little kid. I don’t know where I saw it, but the woman with finger legs is as familiar as a bruise.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I shall call her Squishy and she shall be mine and she shall be my Squishy. Come on, Squishy. Come on, little Squishy.

  18. Tom Noir Says:

    Do those fingers go all the way up? Oh yeah baby!

  19. Anna T. Says:

    What. What. What.

    Just . . . what.

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Startling adventures of humans and other beings.” I like that it has a period at the end, but it isn’t a sentence. It is somehow in keeping with her body plan.

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