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Apr 07

Where does the head end and the iguana begin!?!?!Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: We need something deep. Like a man… with an iguana growing on the side of his head! That’s so deep I don’t even know what it represents!
Published 1966

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: 7.00 out of 10)
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12 Responses to “The Dark Light Years”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Two civilisations meet–and one thrusts into the other’s ear!

    Is that a lettuce head next to the fellow’s head?

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Additional: We’ve seen that title before!

  3. FearöfMusic Says:

    “Son, you got an iguana on your head..”

    “Drive, old-timer.. ”

    Do iguanas even HAVE civilization? I can understand how, all things considered, one might wear flares into war, what with this being published in ’66, but do iguanas (even civilzed ones) wear trousers?

  4. fred Says:

    Hey, no rishathra allowed between non-homonid species you naughty little iguana you.

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    I’ve heard of the reptilian brain in humans, but not the reptilian Brian.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    @FearofMusic:
    Let’s not forget ‘Return of the Jedi’, in which the Rebel Alliance had such faith in a squid with flares that they let him lead the assault on the Death Star.

    I always used to wonder about the giant iguanas in the Buster Crabbe ‘Flash Gordon’ – were they the true rulers of Mongo and were Ming’s pretentions to be ruler mere braggadocio?

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Marlon, you’ve got an iguana rogering your ear.’

    ‘…mumble mumble mumble…can’t hear you….*hoarse breath*….mumble mumble iguana…mumble muble mumble…’

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    I think the iguana has just climbed that fellows head to get away from the stalk of corn that is attempting to molest it.

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3: IGUANA BOOGALOO

  10. anon Says:

    I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
    I am the egg man, they are the egg men.
    I am the Waldiss, goo goo g’joob.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The Dork Light Years

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I decided to ask our pal Google if this book ever got a decent cover.

    As almost always happens here on GSS, the answer is: NO.

    See for yourself.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=the+dark+light+years+aldiss&rlz=1CAACAC_enUS685US724&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjbvb_4sfvXAhVRVWMKHfPLBgkQ_AUICigB&biw=1233&bih=622

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