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Good Show Sir Comments: “Help! I’m trapped inside a Spencer’s Gifts Plasma Ball!”

Published 1966

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: 6.65 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Skylark DuQuesne”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “In the name of the galaxy, my perm shall be dried!!!”

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


  3. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “I look at Steve’s original drawing and the BBC’s Davros character and there are certainly a number of substantial similarities.”

  4. fred Says:

    Cut the black wire.
    After perusing the intranets I must acquire this series.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    My first car was a Skylark DuQuesne. I think it was made by Buick.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    Oddly subdued compared to the text.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I think this guy’s got too many fingers.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:


  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The neighbour’s boy was arrested for smashing Skylarks this time summer before last.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    @Perry Armstrong: You know, there is a certain resemblance . . .

    It would seem that in the future it’ll be all the rage for everyone – young, old, male, female – to wear clothing with skirts straight out of your average giant floofy pink princess ballgown. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that just seems rather questionable.

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    Conchita Wurst’s been found rifling through Paloma Faith’s wardrobe.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    Looks like a poor man’s Kwisatz Haderach.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @JuanPaul: Blackie DuQesne is the archetypal moustache-twirling villain so, if anything, Baron Harkonnen is a poor man’s DuQuesne. He goes from being like Terry-Thomas in ‘Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines’ (in the first book) to ranting cosmic supervillainy. The heroes, by contrast, are only redeemed from utter blandness by their habit of forming glee-clubs around the galaxy and the Hardy Boys-ish lack of interest in the two girls they’ve brought along.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “I shall become the Coolio of the future!”

  15. HappyBookworm Says:

    Personally, I thought first of the phrase “trapped in giant alien Jell-O mold.” With wires.

    My second thought was to wonder why this extravaganza of a cover was shelved next to Numerical Initial Value Problems. Not going to hide it from any observant readers.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Things I’d do if I ever become anEvil Overlord Number 34.5: I will not turn into a barnacle. It never helps.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It reminded me of these:

    (Cakewrecks:cakes::GSS:SF book covers)

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