Dec 01

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Noel Comments: Aliens & Probes. Never a good combination.
Published 1965

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: 6.86 out of 10)

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37 Responses to “Neuron World”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Badger Books…Mushroom cloud…Ah! It’s a trouser snake!

  2. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Playing on the cliché of how a basement-dwelling, sci-fi obsessed male might react in the presence of an actual woman, I see…

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Mills & Boom?

  4. StevenLP Says:

    I see she’s wearing clothing clearly designed for purpose of exploring alien ruins.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Now there’s something you don’t see every day—a cyclops wearing mittens.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Ah-ha! I thought we had seen R. L. Fanthorpe before! Is it pronounced ‘Fan-thorpe’ or ‘Fant-horpe’ or ‘Fanth-horpe’?

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    I’m getting confused about what’s getting probed and who’s doing the probing here.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—until that cyclops removes his mittens he’s not getting much probing done anyway.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – He’s not getting into any of the action until he ditches the whole hazmat suit.

  10. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Rescue attempt thwarted by random badger.

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    @Dead Stuff: the first of the three options. He had a TV show in the 90s (credited as ‘Father Lionel Fanthorpe’) We may have had some covers from any of his umpteen pseudonyms.

  12. fred Says:

    Oh lordy Mr and Mrs Fanthorpe and all their collected pseudonyms are a national treasure.

  13. fred Says:

    Collected pseudonyms with all the glorious titles and a Neuron World sample. Oh god the writing-the horror, the horror – “Melinda washed briskly rather than with the kind of graceful, feminine decorum which is normally attributed to models advertising cosmetics and assorted toilet articles on television.” It does not improve.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: I appreciate your hyperlinks, I do…But now I feel culturally illiterate. 🙁

  15. Anna T. Says:

    Hazmat Suit looks like he’s dancing, and Damsel is either dancing, fainting or posing for an old movie poster. The ruins look like the ruins of a big city post-apocalypse, not something built by aliens. Unless Hazmat Suit is actually an alien, this cover doesn’t look to have that much to do with the book’s plot.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The alien probed her dream badger. She became a nightmare, as she ruins books.

  17. Chinese GSS Says:

    @DSWBT #6 – You like Fanthorpe? We have Fanthorpe over on our website too.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Hey, those are London ruins! If they’re “alien”, that means — plot twist! — that SHE’s an extraterrestrial… from the planet Bazooms!

  19. Perry Armstrong Says:

    This’d look more post-apocalyptic if the badger had VETOED slapped over it.

  20. Tom Noir Says:

    PLOT TWIST! Under that suit he’s Donald Trump! This was earth all along!!

  21. Tat Wood Says:

    @ Perry Armstrong: you get a bonus point for an obscure Doctor Who joke about badgers not involving Vega Nexus.

  22. anon Says:

    @Chinese GSS: That’s a nice scam you got going there, collecting people’s credit card information.

  23. Chinese GSS Says:

    @anon – Apparently, Joke is on You.

  24. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Perhaps if a certain public figure should become the 45th President of the US, it might be time for a wall around China. Forget they already have one, it’s puny! What is it, 15-20 feet high? You call that a Great Wall? Gimme a break. And Chinese GSS would have to pay for it with all those stolen credit card numbers.

  25. anon Says:

    @Chinese GSS: That’s not a Joke. It’s barely a joke. And why exactly is it on me?

  26. lctwice Says:

    2/6 science fiction? Truth in advertising?

  27. THX 1138 Says:

    2/6 was the price in old money.

  28. Claire Says:

    I read that as her dress became a nightmare. Maybe the artist did too.

  29. Tat Wood Says:

    @THX: Daylight bleedin’ robbery! You could get a two-bedroom semi and an Austin Princess for that.

  30. HappyBookworm Says:

    I steadfastly believe that a book called Neuron World should have something brainy on the cover. Come on, a chance for some really awesome neural networks in a blaze of colored light and the best you can do is a man in a welders mask looking at the publishers logo?

  31. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    If we are living in a neuron world, does that make her a neuron girl?

  32. Tat Wood Says:

    @Dead Stuff: Sadly, the Madonna reference only occurred to me after thinking of Barbie Girl by Aqua. Being sung by Father Lionel Fanthorpe.

    I’m a neuron girl, in a neuron world
    So fantastic, made of plastic
    Come on Lionel, let’s get vinyl

  33. Tat Wood Says:

    Or maybe this is her theme song

  34. GSS noob Says:

    ♬ Ghost badgers iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin the sky. ♬

  35. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSS noob—nice one.

  36. Tat Wood Says:

    @GSS noob: Who ya gonna call?

  37. GSS noob Says:

    @Tat: Chinese Ghostbusters, of course.

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