Oct 15

Attack of the Space TurdsClick for full image

Bibliomancer Comments: Sing along with the California Raisins … in space!
Published 1965

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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: 8.38 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “Off Center”

  1. Noel Says:

    Is the ‘assteroid’ tag deliberate?

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Tag Wizard must be suffering from meteroids.

  3. Tag Wizard Says:

    OK, I fixed it. I want to preempt any further Uranus jokes.

  4. anon Says:

    off center – a place where people gather when they’re not at work. See mall.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I grant you that the prune poops are not arranged with radial symmetry…

  6. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “It’s a cookbook” …containing some lovely recipes for space raisin cookies.

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    “Wait – WHO’S DRIVING?!!!”

  8. anon Says:

    A chic collection of banging molten sticky candies in
    “Most enticing selection of for-profit rock toffee ever.” — W.C. ‘Chip’ Ennis

  9. fred Says:

    I feel the sudden urge to go to YouTube and listen to ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky’ about 20 times.

  10. Perry Armstrong Says:

    ‘Tom Clancy’s Off-Center’ wasn’t well received by his usual readership.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    The Raisins are either singing, or howling in agony. Perhaps their agonized screams are what’s propelling their flying asteroid.

    And, just as a point of interest, there are at least 4 more flying asteroids.

    Off-centre, indeed. Because, ladies and gentlemen, we must remember the First Law of Sci-Fi Anthology Covers: They can’t make any sense at all.

  12. Anna T. Says:

    Another point: @Tag Wizard, this cover might deserve a “WTF” tag.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    It’s the Ghostly Trio from Caspar! But where’s Caspar?

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The lettering looks more appropriate for a Sid & Marty Krofft production.

  15. Billy Awesome Says:

    Do not taunt the screaming trash bag men, for they defend their interstellar peach pits jealously.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Professional Space Mourners.


  17. Tat Wood Says:

    It might be Desmond Dekker and the Aces:

    Ohh-ohh, the meteorite.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘I am Groot.’

    I am Groot.’

    ‘I am Groot, and so is my wife.’

  19. Noel Says:

    This was a potential cover for Pink Floyd’s unreleased album, ‘Dark Side of the Raison’.

  20. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @Noel: I think you’ve figured out the raison d’ĂȘtre for this artwork.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Noel, Perry: Well, I think you’re both raisin good points.

  22. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That’s it. Somebody’s gonna be razin’ this site if this keeps up.

  23. Noel Says:

    @ B.Chiclitz: Yep, hair razin’ times ahead..

  24. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Would anyone else like to see Wes Anderson make a film using this title, or is it just me?

  25. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    What would the cover art look like if it were a darkling science-fiction collection?

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