Aug 17

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Good Show Sir Comments: Interstellar travel is very difficult using a robot with tank treads.

Published 1962

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: 7.21 out of 10)

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28 Responses to “Next Stop the Stars”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Where’s bird-head?

  2. Tom Noir Says:

    Needs some punctuation.

    Next Stop, The Stars
    Next, Stop The Stars!

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    Why don’t you relax and put your arms down, robot. Its going to be a long walk to the stars in this head-wind.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    What’s the matter with Robot’s arms? Did they get one of them on upside-down?Why is one arm longer than the other?

  5. Billy Awesome Says:

    “All right everyone; 10 minutes, and then it’s back in the non-articulated Robot and we’re on our way. Next stop the stars, so stretch your legs, take your potty break, do what you have to do, because I’m not pulling over again. Now, let me see if I can find some ice for this space cooler.”

  6. Ray P Says:

    The Hollywood tour of the future. No stars visible.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Little Green Guy seems to be enjoying the view on this otherwise desolate world.

  8. fred Says:

    I wonder if there is punctuation on the inside of the book.

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    Does someone want a hug?

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    The robot is somewhat rocket shaped. Perhaps the treads are the rolling launch pad and the trio is finding a good spot to take off. They probably will put shorty-third-in-line in the rocket by himself for the test launch.

  11. MisterBob Says:

    I’m pretty sure, my amstrad food mixer was just like this ! Perhaps they are off to see the dragons in the den ?

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    Do robots sleepwalk?

  13. Anna T. Says:

    The idea of the robot being a rocket is interesting, but I’m not so sure. I mean, there seems to be no particular purpose for the robot-tank. Unless it’s actually a really odd-looking RV, in which case I have to wonder why they didn’t put the hands on the same.

    One of them is upside down.

  14. fred Says:

    I wonder….is there a strong wind blowing or is her hair just wondering on its own.

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    Oh, now I get it. This is one of those “evolution of man” things with a unique twist…though it’s a pretty big Darwinian leap from blender-bot to little green guy.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Exciting tales of a badly-built robot taking pot-shots at the other characters on the cover


  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    After completing that mission, the robot turns vigilante


  18. Tat Wood Says:

    On the to-do list: First, Person Peculiar. He could do with a good old personning. Next, stop the stars. I don’t know what they’re up to but it has to stop.

  19. Francis Boyle Says:

    I don’t remember Will Robinson being green.

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Wood—so is it just a matter of time before we have Good, Show Sir!

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    [Robotic voice] “Am – I – bugging – you – am – I – bugging – you – I’m – not – touching – you…”

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    My son wanted one of those robots for Christmas. I told him we couldn’t afford the amount of batteries it required.

  23. Elvraie Says:

    I read : Next Shop, the stars. Giant promotions landing with rigid arms on a planet near you!

  24. HappyBookworm Says:

    “Exciting stories of wonders in new worlds.” I guess the tag line is just letting us know you’ll have to go to new worlds to see these wonders, because we’re not seeing them here. At least the the man in the silver lame suit doesn’t see any, or he wouldn’t be trudging along quite so glumly.

  25. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tat:First, person peculiar. Next, stop the stars. The last, battle!

  26. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Exciting stories of wonders in new bowls!


  27. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Clearly one of those “Incredible Journey” type tales – their masters left them behind by accident when they moved to another galaxy, so they now must band together in a wacky interspecies bonding travelogue on their way to the stars.

  28. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Maybe their star stop will look like the cover of “Consider Her Ways and Others”.

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