Jun 20

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,Click for full image

Bibliomancer Comments: I picture this is how it went down: Artist: So what do you want on the cover? Editor: Its called “Invasion of the Robots” paint me a robot. Artist: What kind of robot? Editor: I don’t care, any frickin robot. Later. Artist: OK, here’s your frickin robot. Editor: You’re fired. Artist: I quit. Editor: Oh yeah, well I’m putting this on the book anyway. Artist: Put my name on this and I’ll sue you. Editor: Idiot, you forgot you initialed it!

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: 7.53 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Invasion of the Robots”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


  2. fred Says:

    To quote ‘A Christmas Story’ – “It’s a beautiful robot. It really is. But you see….. it’s…. smiling at me.”

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    The hyperdrive takes its toll on Darth.

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    When you try to smile for the camera and it looks really awkward.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It looks even sillier if you imagine that the two pipes below its ‘mouth’ are its legs.

  6. Perry Armstrong Says:

    TFW you realise your job’s been taken by an even cheaper robot.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Wooden robots may save a little money on the day you bought them but you have to buy another one six weeks later so it’s a false economy.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    Are there any robot monkeys in this book? Because I think that’s supposed to be a robot monkey . . . a really disturbing one.

  9. JaunPaul Says:

    Robot is just looking for a better life for him and his family, so save your hate rhetoric for the GOP convention, Mr. Elwood.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Is that daring editing? Is that exciting introducing?

  11. misterbob Says:

    Is this the same artist that did those MAD magazines Fold-In pictures ?

  12. Ray P Says:

    It’s an authentic Chesterfield 800.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    Larry King’s visit to Easter Island caused quite a stir.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Hey, hey, go easy on the little fellow. Can’t you see his eyes are welling up with tears?

  15. lctwice Says:


  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “W-w-will you be my friend, human…??”

  17. HappyBookworm Says:

    If this is SF at its exciting best, it’s time to find another genre.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I flipped my laptop upside-down to experience…


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