Jun 11

No it's by MY SELF not Will Self... I bet he hears that one everyday of his life... sorry.Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: I guess this cover is a fairly realistic depiction of cybersex. I mean, he IS only using one hand…
Published 1996

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: 8.53 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “Cybersex”

  1. SI Says:

    Surprised it didn’t come with a free AOL CD.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    SETI has made first contact . . . alien dick pics

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It really makes me quite angry, how heteronormative this cover is!

  4. fred Says:

    An ’90’s anthology with ‘cyber-‘ and ‘neuro-‘ on the front cover and William Gibson’s name is strangely absent.

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    No, Jeff Fahey, we’re still not impressed.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Will Self, of course, inventor of the Selfie

  7. anon Says:

    Wait.. “Cybersex including Martin Amis, Jeff Noon, Kathe Koja, Harlan Ellison, Lisa Tuttle, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and many more…”
    What kind of book is this?!

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Right, worst song to have running through your head while you look at the cover? I think it’s a toss-up between Selena’s ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom’ and the West Ham cover of ‘Forever Blowing Bubbles’.

  9. valerie coupland Says:

    I didn’t read the title, first, I thought it was something like the ‘human centipede’.
    Erotical, indeed!

  10. L.B. Says:

    @THX1138 Was that the phone ringing?

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    Masturbation and Will Self do seem to go together.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    So judging by the cover, cybersex simulates fake intercourse with a lifeless plastic doll.
    The irony is so thick you can cut it with a knife…

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @admin, Bib, Tat: Let’s not make cheap jokes about Will Self, just because he associated himself with a book called Cybersex! We should exhibit some self-control. If anything, we need more Self love in here.

    Addendum: The Super Mario 2 theme song is now stuck in my head…this goes from bad to worse.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Her: “Honey, this is NOT the right time to Vogue!!”

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    @Dead Stuff: I’ve got so many other reasons to make jokes about Will Self. And Martin bloody Amis.

  16. Tom Noir Says:

    Geez. I didn’t realize the extent of the star-studded list of authors that was in this collection until seeing it written out here. Which begs the question: what the hell were they thinking using this as a cover??

    “Thanks for the story, Connie Willis, we’re gonna have a couple of barbie dolls doin’ it on the front!”

  17. SI Says:

    So… I’m having one of those flash backs… didn’t the classic film, lawnmower man do this? Which like all Hollywood movies is an accurate depiction of all things computery.

    I seem to remember its something I promised not want to watch again.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    One explanation for the cover may be a kind of repression. Unconsciously the editorial staff reasoned like this: “We want it sexy but not TOO sexy, so let’s remove almost all the sexy bits until it’s not-quite-sexy…”

  19. Noel Says:

    The perils of naked twister.

  20. anon Says:

    @A.R.Yngve: I think you missed the word “cyborgasms“… *shudder*

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Q: What is a “cyborgasm”?
    A: A machine pretending to have an orgasm — in other words, not much different from real sex.

  22. Anna T. Says:

    They seem to be phasing through each other.

  23. Revellion Says:

    Right foot….blue.

  24. GSS noob Says:

    Vonnegut was still alive and writing when this… thing was published. Would have loved to hear his comments on it.

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