Nov 23

Just pretend you are asleep... just ignore the naked robot alien man... Click for full image

Billy Awesome’s Art Direction: Give me an Art-Deco Jesus in suspended animation between two vanishing perspective strips of candy dots, being menaced by a space knight.
Published 1974

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: 6.50 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Case and the Dreamer and Other Stories”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    In space, no one can hear you snore.

  2. Perry Armstrong Says:


  3. THX 1138 Says:

    That look of anticipation is positively lewd. So that’s what happened for 40 days and 40 nights.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tag Wizard – Face Ting! on the buff robot! Haven’t had a cover with Ting! in a while!

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Pillowcase and the Dreamer – Fantastic Tales from Bed, Bath and Beyond

  6. fred Says:

    Totally obvious now where Gary Wright got the inspiration for ‘Dream Weaver’.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    There’s something weird about the mouth, as if this is one person hiding inside the skin of a different, slightly larger man. After seeing that, the circular drawers in the child-friendly morgue and the leering mortuary-attendant robot seem relatively sensible.

    Hang on though, coloured circles, bodies suspended and cut up… this isn’t Damian Hurst’s early work, is it?

  8. Anna T. Says:

    For some reason those coloured circles make me think this is on a ship travelling through hyperspace, and that LSD trip is what hyperspace actually looks like. Why robot space knights should be transporting floating Jesus statues through it boggles me, though.

    Unless, of course, floating Jesus statue guy is actually the Dreamer of the title.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Grade 3 Teacher, P.S. 2, Scranton, PA—
And so today class we will look at some fantastic
    tales that are from the future and beyond.

    Little Billy—
    But teach, that’s metaphysically absurd. How can something be beyond the future? It makes no sense.

    Oh yeah? Well, you should get yer ass in gear and we’ll trow back some keggers and boilo at the ‘DC or hit the weed like a champ.

  10. THX 1138 Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: I know I shouldn’t, but I laugh every time.

  11. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @Bibliomancer(5): your comment had me in fits of giggles – Good Show!

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @THX—I know, me too. Apologies 😉

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I like to think that Hugo Winner married Nebula Award, and she took on his name, and they’re living together with their adopted child Other Stories Award Winner (‘Ottie’ to her friends) in the town of The Future and Beyond, Hertfordshire.

  14. anon Says:

    Before you go on a hypersleep trip, make triply sure the crew members aren’t perverts.

  15. DaveM Says:

    Look here now! I clearly said “Gort KLAATU barada nikto”. Does that look like Klaatu to you? ‘cos it sure doesn’t to me.

    Honestly, you just can’t get decent unstoppable death dealing robots these days.

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