Feb 05

Robot Brains ... Monster Brains ... make up your damn mindClick for full image

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Published 1969

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: 7.69 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “The Robot Brains”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    The Robot Brians? That doesn’t sound too imposing.

  2. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “My fish was THIS big!”
    “Myne Wazzzz Biggerrr!”

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Sydney J Bounds’ is an anagram for ‘Sunny Dyed Jobs’ and ‘Jenny, Bossy Dud’.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    “The hills are alive
    with the sound of …


  6. fred Says:

    The original. Things really are better when you add giant ants.

  7. Ray P Says:

    “Come with me if you vant to leev.”

    Pretending to be a scarecrow will not save you.

  8. fred Says:

    The back cover sounds way more promising than the front cover shows.

  9. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Dat Azzz!”

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    @fred: I had no idea Robert Downey Jr. was in this!

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Judging by the back cover text, the front cover was one giant missed opportunity.
    (But then, are we to trust a back cover text?)

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Ironically, in the real world it’s monster MORONS who are really destroying Man’s hope for survival.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Fred: the other cover and back-blurb suggest an unholy alliance of ants, blondes, Rod Taylor with a van dyke beard and ravening monsters. This cover shows a large steam-driven Alessi lemon-juicer with googly eyes. I wonder which is more accurate. I’m betting on the lemon-juicer.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: ‘Captain Christian’ sounds like a fourth-rate morality comic book character.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    A day in the life of the robot, “Brains” . . . .

    Human: Hey Brains, you look like a deformed steam locomotive. Hah! Try and catch me as I run across this rugged terrain. Bet you can’t!

    Brains: I think I can, I think I can.

    Human: Well, you’re last name might be “Brains,” but I think your first name is

    Brains: Yeah, well, I’m not the one about to run off the cover and wink into non-existence, am I?

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The robot brains built a pagoda! Didn’t see that one coming, did you?

  17. Anna T. Says:

    The presumed thoughts of the running man in the foreground:

    “If I run fast enough and flap my arms, then I’ll be able to fly, and escape this monster! I can fly, I can fly, I can fly, I can fly . . .” ad infinitum.

    Meanwhile, the robot gives him a bit of a mercy lead because it’s amused by these attempts.

  18. Perry Armstrong Says:

    GET A

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


  20. HappyBookworm Says:

    @fred – Thanks for the other cover. It doesn’t have the whole monster brain/ robot brain contradiction, but it does call the book “science fiction at its best” in the same breath as calling it a fantasy. Is anyone sure what this book is really about?

    @DSWBT – How many ways have these robot brains been portrayed? And wouldn’t robot brains just be a computer? Guess that sounds less menacing…

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @HBw: A Google image search turned up at least four covers, three of which have been linked from this page. What amuses me is that the title is “Brains”, but it was published by Digit. 😉

    Roddy Williams, Esq., via Goodreads, tells us: When the police do not believe the irascible Doctor Fox’s contention that there is a connection between a travelling circus and the decapitation of several leading scientists, he asks his friend, Captain Christian, to help him investigate…‘The Brains’, it transpires, have travelled from the future of Earth, long after the time when Humanity seeded interstellar colonies. The Earth humans did not divide and evolve along lines of class structure, as Wells’ humans did, but of gender, Men grew more intelligent than women while women lost their intellect and grew merely huge, blonde and beautiful. Bryan adds, ‘The title had nothing whatsoever to do with the story’ and gave it three stars of five.

  22. fred Says:

    @DSWBT – Following this book down the rabbit hole has just gotten too damn confusing given the posted cover. Think I’ll just get drunk where it all might make some kind of sense..

  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: Cragganmore and I are MILES ahead of you. 😀

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