Oct 07

Uh... could you turn me back into a tree...please... PLEASE!!!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments:  I’ve spent days creating this DNA model for the Scientific convention of abominations. To the conference centre Bill! Come on now, hurry… no complaining!
Published 1987

Many thanks to Chris M for sending this in!

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: 7.42 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “Copernick’s Rebellion”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    The week hippy Gilbert Harding took over What’s My Line? – and won.

  2. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Mom, that fat guy’s stool is looking at me…”

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Lesson #885 in why you should never insert yourself into your fiction: the fiasco of Arthur Sullivan’s opera When My Milking Stool Came to Life.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    According to the author, most of his fans consist of “males with military and technical backgrounds,” while he likewise claimed his detractors consist of “feminists, liberals, and homosexuals.” Frankowski admitted that anyone who self-identifies with the latter categories would be unlikely to enjoy his fiction.

    The tragedy, of course, is that I’m a feminist liberal homosexual male with a military and technical background. I haven’t a clue how I should feel about this book.

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    Was thinking about having pancakes for breakfast, but suddenly I’ve lost my appetite.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Captain Kangaroo on mushrooms.

  7. fred Says:

    The Tree House of Dr. Moreau?

  8. Noel Says:

    One of those swans has got the wrong idea about his hair. This could turn ugly, AS IF IT ALREADY HADN’T.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    I wonder if that genetic code model he’s holding is supposed to be of that walking stool? It would explain a lot.

    On a side note, I’ve just discovered something I kinda wish I hadn’t seen this morning. LIVING ALIEN WALKING STOOLS WITH EYES ON STALKS SHOULD NOT EXIST. However, I expect that this cover art does justice to the quality, or rather lack thereof, of this book.

  10. JaunPaul Says:

    Hmm, nothing too weird here. I’ve seen worse steeds, the swans are okay, large mustachioed man isn’t too offensive and OH MY GOD IS HE WEARING WHITE TUBE SOCKS?!?!

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    You don’t want to know where the stool’s seventh eye is. (Hint–the sixth is looking at it.)

  12. anon Says:

    @DSWBT: If you look its at the right arm and the expression on its “face”, you’ll notice it’s about to raise a finger and point this out.

  13. Perry Armstrong Says:

    I am the Walrus, goo goo g’joob.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    In Donald Trump’s America ™, in place of pointy-headed intellectuals and ivory towers, universities will have wax toupees and…whatever…that…thing…is.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Excuse me, but last time I checked I was part of a Hieronymous Bosch painting. Not quite sure how I got here, with this tube-socked abomination astride my stalky back. This guy would’ve freaked even Bosch out.”

  16. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Checking for anagrams in the author’s name, I found WANKER OAF KILOS, which seems appropriate given the cover image, and so I’m sharing this with my fellow ANORAK WISE FOLK here at Good Show Sir. I also found KARAOKE INFLOWS, but can’t think of a good gag for that, so I guess that makes me an ANSWER FAIL KOOK.

  17. Ray P Says:

    Teddy Roosevelt has put on weight and become the saucer-shaped man’s burden.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    So bascially the blurb is saying that something is for free AND isn’t for free.
    That’s so heavy, man… so deep…

    …so dumb.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Behold! I’ve made a three-dimensional schematic of my hemhorroid!”

  20. GSS noob Says:

    Over a year late (I’m working my way backward through the archives), but the Wiki article DSWBT links to also says his last novel was “rejected for bad writing” — by BAEN!

    The mind boggles.

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