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Feb 06

Oh no.. that isn't you... just wanted to see if you were into that type of thing.Click for full image

Ben Comments: I say kudos on the daemonic and the large yellow VOLUME 1.
Published 1974

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: 6.33 out of 10)
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31 Responses to “Flashback Friday: Out of Space and Time”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Presumably the book is unfinished if the author was out of space and time.

  2. towrope Says:

    It’s far more disturbing if you imagine the creepy head and the dangling legs two parts of the same person

  3. Ewan Says:

    That fella’s going to bang his head.

    If H.P Lovecraft said that about me, I’d smack him one, the cheeky sod.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I’m afraid I can’t find anything to criticise about the cover. Whenever I do shadow puppets, swirly blue lines follow the path of my fingertips.

  5. PulpCovers Says:

    RT @GoodShowSir: New Book Cover: Out of Space and Time http://t.co/9Qa9vp2M

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    So the guy being… lowered… into the pit? Is he standing on something? If not his fore-arm strength must be impressive.

    He’s thinking to himself, “Of all the days to forget my pants…”

  7. FearofMusic Says:

    @Ewan: Sheer daemonic strangeness is a highly underrated character trait. Guaranteed to increase your followers on Twitter. Put that in your Facebook profile and see your friends increase. Also removes pesky stains and unwelcome odors.

    as for the outwork, to quote ‘Blue Velvet’ and PWEI…”Pretty pretty..”

  8. Adam Roberts Says:

    That guy really needs to pluck his one unruly long blue eyebrow hair.

  9. fred Says:

    If you added “over the top batshit crazy” to the Lovecraft quote it still would be lacking as a description of CAS’s writings.

  10. Greg M. Says:

    The guy in the cloak is just messing with you. The image in the middle is actually printed on the cloak. It’s just been magnified.

  11. Jaouad Says:

    Sex education class, lesson 1: Drop your pants. Look down. If necessary, take off your blindfold.

  12. Ekwavikes Says:

    Or is it creepier if the dangling legs are part of the blindfolded guy; he’s being lowered through an infinite series of portals connecting ceiling to floor ?

    …. Was it just me that thought that?

  13. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @Ekwavikes – that’s actually the first thing that I thought as well…then my perspective shifted and it looked like the legs belonged to the skeleton guy there. A little disproportioned, but a lot funnier than the alternative 😉

  14. Scott B Says:

    I also thought it was some sort of portal from floor to ceiling and the legs were of the guy being lowered in the hole. I guess it’s most likely a whole string of people being lowered into Hell or some such, but more fun to imagine other possibilities!

  15. Robbie Says:

    Ekwavikes, I thought that too!

    The daemonically strange skeleton-guy seems to be writing “ogle” in the air.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If you can read Arabic, the ghoul-wizard dude is writing a very dirty word in the air.

  17. Herm Says:

    @ Robbie #15: At first glance I thought he was writing “He”… in an unnecessarily ornate mess of curlicues.

  18. Georgios Says:

    “Klarkash-Ton” Smith (as H.P.L.had dubbed him), the master of awkward names: Xiccarph, Avoosl Wuthoqquan, Xeethra, Sfanomoe… A self-taught genius!

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    In a parallel universe, Michael Jackson lived to be 90 years old.
    (Too soon?)

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: did he run out of time? Or space?

  21. anon Says:

    @DSWBT: I don’t think he had the time or space to write all Tales of the Crypt episodes there. That’s the reason it is volume 1.

  22. Hammy Says:

    Out of Time and Space. And Meaning?

    No “Rocky Horror Picture Show” fans, then?

    I’ll get me hat….

  23. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The Lich Queen restocks her sex dungeon with pantsless young men.

  24. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s a medley: Out of Space was a 1992 Prodigy single based on a sample of that song by Max Romeo about an iron shirt; Time was that David Bowie song about wanking and Quaaludes.

  25. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Greg M (10)—I thought it was an x-ray of his stomach and intestinal tract, showing the digestive havoc caused by his exclusive diet of pantsless boys.

  26. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Meanwhile, the mythological creatures have stopped marrying us and are going after each other, in The Mermaid Conspiracy Part Whatever:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KPC6SM9

  27. fred Says:

    ‘In sheer daemonic greenness he is unexcelled”
    U. A. INSTITUTE

  28. Tor Mented Says:

    I am picturing this cover as an endless animated loop. The pantless young man is lowered into the hole. He bangs his head on the side of the hole and then straightens up, saying “ow.” And the loop continues … bang, “ow,” bang, “ow,” bang, “ow …”

  29. GSS ex-noob Says:

    And it gets even worse:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NCPM2XP

  30. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: I’m not really seeing this as a problem. Would Watership Down be improved by a human-rabbit romance?

  31. Ryan Says:

    Editor: “Those fools at GSS say you can’t draw feet!”

    Artist: “I’ll show THEM some feet!”

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