Aug 11

His mini-me Pip likes to dress in minidragClick for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Future teen drives the family crazy with whatever-that-is they call music.

Published 1979

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: 8.48 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “The Tar-Aiym Krang”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    This is one of those French covers, isn’t it?

  2. fred Says:

    To serve mankind first you must have an oven.

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    Gets your hair dry in SECONDS.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    The Kings of Numenor in the 8th age of middle earth

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tom Noir – You win the comments today. I got nothing better than that. 😀

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Tar-Aiym Krang’ is the noise the machine made when they loaded him in.

    Edit: I stand corrected. Tar-Aiym Krang is the noise someone else made in response.

  7. MisterBob Says:

    I’m pretty sure,this is an amstrad sunbed – made in north korea ,as per usual.
    They are very ,very loud and not in a good way – thanks sir alun !

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    What a noisy place to belong
    Is the Tar-Aiym Tar-Aiym Krang.

  9. Ray P Says:

    He set the controls for the heart of the sun. Or sonic attack.

  10. B.Chiclitz Says:

    “Snakes on a Brain!” the sequel.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    The guy on the right seems to have some impressive dance moves . . . if he’s not collapsing at some sound obviously not conveyed in the picture.

    Also, I’m not sure about that tanning bed. It doesn’t look especially safe.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “C’mon, rub in the conditioner… rub it in… “

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Get a self-similar night’s sleep on your..


  14. RachelJ Says:

    Is it possible that the Tar-Aiym Krang is some relation to
    Tarra Khash: Hrossak!- a cousin, perhaps?

  15. Tag Wizard Says:

    @RachelJ – The Gibberish Twins?

  16. RachelJ Says:

    @Tag Wizard Sounds right. No doubt they’re close friends of Manalacor of Veltakin and Fize of the Gabriel Ratchets.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TW, RJ: Gibberish Twin Powers Activate!

  18. RachelJ Says:

    @Dead Stuff (#6). Thoughts on that article:

    – I am genuinely surprised that a first novel entitled “The Tar-Aiym Krang” ever resulted in a second novel, let alone about 100. Good show, Alan Dean Foster!

    -1972? “Flinx’s quest to discover the identities of his parents and the source of his strange mental abilities” began in 1972!? I read one of these published within the last ten years and the poor chap was still searching the galaxy, none the wiser. How depressing.

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @RachelJ: his searching technique involves putting his dragon on his head, underneath his crash helmet, and then jazzing out in his specialty stereo. Unless his parents are hippies, maybe it’s that he is simply awful at finding things.

  20. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s always in the last place you look.

  21. HappyBookworm Says:

    @DSWBT – Thank you for making my day…I love it when people can make jokes about Mandelbrot.

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    You know, nowadays these old sci-fi classic can be re-released in ebook format — at a fractal of the original cost.

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This little-known spin-off of the heavy-metal magazine KERRRANNG!! folded after just one issue.

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