Apr 21

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Bibliomancer Comments: The last balloon at the last Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was a rather depressing sight.

You might remember this from here.

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: 8.85 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Dr. Bloodmoney”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    We all know how easily the elderly can take a fall, it’s no laughing matter.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I was just walking along, minding my own business, and then the Earth dropped out from underneath me!

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    Ugh, those little troll dolls always creeped me out.

  4. fred Says:

    After the bomb there will be no namby pamby safety equipment in dwarf tossing.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The fellow from The Battle of Forever when he was young, fit and had hair.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    There is no way to work out the scale of this cover. It is impossible to meld the various features depicted into a unified picture. A truly impressive feat of incoherence.

  7. Ray P Says:

    Gollum almost attained orbit after Mt. Doom erupted.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    Judging by his facial expression it looks like he was trying to throw himself to the ground, but missed.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Anna T— 🙂

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Someone heard the term ‘orbital decay’ and got the wrong end of the stick.

  11. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Mr. Kubrick was displeased by the initial ‘Star Child’ design.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    Do you feel like an emaciated corpse floating through the toxic atmosphere of a ravaged planet? Then you should ask your Blood doctor about Kaydickratol. Side effects may include….

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    …weight loss, muscle loss, hair loss, loss of contact with the floor, hyperthyroidism, paranoia, self-fulfilling prophecies, etiolation, the willies, chilblains, botulism, blade running and athlete’s head. Do not take Kaydickratol if you are in wedlock. Long term users of Kaydickratol may experience mortality. See our ad on Chinese Good Show Sir.

  14. NGpm Says:

    Rat alien Jimmy is a second hand hood
    He deals out in martian dunes

    He’s the one they call Dr. Bloodmoney
    He’s the one that makes ya feel alright
    He’s the one they call Dr. Bloodmoney
    He’s gonna turn you into a post-apocalyptic Frankenstein (‘s monster)

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    You know what Dr. Bloodmoney’s first name is? Robert, natch.

    Ring my friend I said you’d call Dr. Robert
    Day or night he’ll be there anytime at all Dr. Robert
    Dr. Robert
    You’re a new and better man
    He helps you to understand
    He does everything he can
    Dr. Robert

  16. Mark E Says:

    After the bomb we seem to get along quite badly. No one seems to want to get along with wispy hair man. Poor wispy hair man.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @MarkE: I wonder if Wispy Hair Man will get in a fight with Triangle Man?

  18. Anna T. Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: Do I need to explain H2G2 references now? Oh jeez . . .

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Anna T—possibly, I mean, just for the fun of it and all. Anyone for penguins at the post offce?

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    For Runciter’s sake, give that man some Ubik!

  21. Ray P Says:

    Appropriately, since Dick considered his sf strongly influenced by A. E. van Vogt, this cover bears close resemblance to The battle of forever. Could the artists have used the same model?

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