Jun 29

Come now person sized t-rex... ignore the giant laser man and bring your space ship toy!Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: “Thank Zorgon everything on this world is so tiny,” mused our hero. “I wouldn’t want to face that dinosaur full size. Hey,” he added, “is that guy wearing a nappy?”
Published 1985

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: 7.71 out of 10)

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12 Responses to “The Lost Worlds of Cronus”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    The embarrassment of showing up on your own book cover to find someone else has the same hairdo.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The dangers of using the free prizes in your Weetabix for inspiration.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Bird Hairdo”? I’d go for “big hair” or “mullet” or “slicked-back duck tail”. Unless that pterodactyl is sporting a mohawk.

  4. fred Says:

    Maq Ancor – Master Assassin. You’ll never see him coming if your eyes happened to be closed.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    I was watching one of my favourite terrible made-for-TV movies and thinking ‘this needs spaceships, lasers and a ginger wig’.

    It’s a Colin Kapp novel I’ve not read but if his habit of using Scottish slang as futuristic argot persists it might be even better than the cover suggests.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Welcome to Creationist Theme Park where, as our displays clearly show, you will discover that dinosaurs, aboriginal humans, spaceships and really bad haircuts all coexisted at the same period in history!”

  7. Anna T. Says:

    So the guy in the space adult diaper just screams “Space Inca” to me. And the guy with the gun is supposed to be a “master assassin”, I hear – however, the fire-engine-red dye job merely makes him extra-conspicuous. I’m just thinking that this book is clearly, without needing to read it, cheesy as hell.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Today’s found poem:

    When Harlie was One
    On the Lost Worlds of Cronus
    The Masters in Hell
    Shot in the Dark
    and wrought
    Terror on the Planet Ionus

    But the Planet Wizard
    From the Well of the Worlds
    struck back
    Twice in Time
    and then soon
    Neveryona was seen in a
    Thongor, of Lemuria,
    while the
    Pursuit on Ganymede
    ended up in Glory Lane,
    where all is Vanitas.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


    As Pooh Bear said, ‘Poetry isn’t something you find, it’s something that finds you.’

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Lost Worlds of Cronuts
    The land before time where that tasty croissant-doughnut was invented.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    His staff has a Yagi-Uda antenna on the top…is he receiving radio messages from the Mother Ship? Are his eyes really a heads-up display?

    …I’ll get me coat.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Mama Rex, my toy spaceship fell over! Waaahh!”

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