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Aug 27

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Tom Noir Comments: … and radioactive!
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: 8.52 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “Sturgeon Is Alive and Well…”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Gotta get this lightbulb above my head instead of inside it and my idea will be free!”

    Wait a minute – is being the author of “The Cosmic Rape” something to shout about?

  2. Jaouad Says:

    Actually, Sturgeon is spinning in his grave. You can tell by the radiation.

  3. Tom Hering Says:

    That’s an awfully long title, “STURGEON IS ALIVE AND WELL … THEODORE STURGEON author of The Cosmic Rape.” Not surprising that they had to keep making the typeface smaller and smaller in order to fit it all on the cover, or that there was no room left over for the writer’s name. Anyone have an idea what the writer’s name is?

  4. FëaröfMüsic Says:

    The classic phantasmagoria of… wait, what? Are his followers flowers? Or does he just happen to be a human grow light? Is this the sequel to ‘Hemingway is Dead and Rotting’? This is of course no doubt the 1978 winner of TUBOMFAFANAF. Pity I missed it. Or perhaps not.

  5. fred Says:

    Ted Sturgeon. Author and night light.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    I like how they titled it “Sturgeon is alive and well…” and then came up with creepiest possible illustration of the author.

    SOLD!

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    He’s obviously outstanding in his field.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tom Noir: whoever this is, it ain’t the author. In which case, writing in the middle of a field full of dandelions while dressed as the Best Man at a wedding in 1972 with a luminous David Janssen mask is just eccentric. And what’s with his hands?

  9. Tom Hering Says:

    @ Tat Wood, the typewriter that ate Herovit is eating Sturgeon’s fingers now. Yeah, everything about this cover says he’s alive, but really, doesn’t look so well.

  10. Rags Says:

    “Radioactive zombie author writes best seller while having his fingers consumed by a demonic typewriter.” = genius marketing!

    “Author of the cosmic rape.” – not so much with the great marketing…

    What is with the endless rolling weedy hills?

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    A thought struck Sturgeon…in the posterior cranium…at about 0.99 c…

  12. Stevie T Says:

    Me: “Doc, something’s wring with my Sturgeon!”
    Veterinarian: “No, your Sturgeon is Alive and Well.”
    Me: “Its glowing.”
    Vet: “That’s the glow of good health.”
    Me: “I didn’t think that was literal.”
    Vet: “Well, according to my manual a Sturgeon should be glowing between 1500 and 20,000 lumens….if you caught it downstream of the nuclear plant.”

  13. Lionrock Says:

    The success of Peter Frampton’s “Frampton Comes Alive” LP spawned a number of similarly named copycat records.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Maybe the title lost a comma and a few words: “Sturgeon Is Alive And, Well… Positively Glowing”

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    He can type so fast that his head lights up!

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @A-S: no, it’s just like that Operation game. Instead of his nose lighting when you touch the sides, Sturgeon’s head lights when he types the wrong letter. Also, it’s easier to see the typos with direct light. 🙂

  17. rev Says:

    So, it would seem God has not deserted us. He has been writing bad science-fiction on his ancient typewriter this whole time.
    He is not at all what I imagined he would look like.
    I am also surprised to learn that he has been hiding in Pepper Land, a place I once believed to be fictional.
    I am no longer sure of my beliefs. This has shaken me to very core.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    …and turned into Peter O’Toole?

  19. Monty Says:

    The secret origin of the Church of Subgenius.

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