Apr 09

OK! Stop holding your breath we'll get ice-cream! And take the damn golden eggs out of your eyes!Click for full image

Cyrl Comments: The face of Möbius.
Published 1968

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: 7.69 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Elsewhere and Elsewhen”

  1. FearöfMusic Says:

    I am picking up a very strange ‘butt vibe’ from that face. And I’m pretty sure that no matter what you are, ‘butt vibe’ and face are not two things that should go together. Oh, and having two golden eggs crammed into your eye sockets just looks incredibly uncomfortable.

  2. anon Says:

    What are those round things on the sides of the mouth? And what is the smaller thing below it?

  3. Noel Says:

    A moebius strip always comes in handy. I carry one with me everywhere.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Infinite wimple.

  5. fred Says:

    I refuse to mock a cover that has the name Donald E Westlake on the cover.

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Editors shouldn’t edit elsewhere and elsewhen, but HERE AND NOW. Or this is what happens.

  7. Jeff vader Says:

    Groff Conklin. Now that´s one heck of a name!

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @JV: my grandmama died of conklin in her groff! And that is what she looked like at the funeral.

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s amazing what a little lipstick can do to enhance the features, girls.

  10. Kwyjor Says:

    Seems to me there are a bunch of characters from the Kirby series of video games that bear a strong resemblance. Bubble Bobble, too.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I will never be able to look at an avocado again.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Ova Gangam Style?

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    They would have improved both covers if they had switched this artwork with Lady of the Bees.

  14. Gene in L.A. Says:

    For those of you who don’t know, Groff Conklin was one of the greatest editors/anthologists who ever lived. His name on the cover guaranteed good reading on the inside, no matter how bizarre the design.

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    Hey the URL says this was page 10000.
    Did I miss the party?

  16. Anna T. Says:

    That face just reminds me of an alien I saw somewhere, probably on Doctor Who. I still don’t get what’s up with the golden eggs, though. Or the Mobius strip.

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