Sep 07

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Good Show Sir Comments: In ten seconds he’s gonna be shakin’ hands with Jesus!

Published 1986

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: 7.15 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “A Maze of Death”

  1. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “The greatest North American novelist west of the Mississippi living at an elevation above 3000 feet on alternate Thursdays of the third quarter of the second half of the 20th century, or so.”
    ~~Norman “The Qualifier” Spinrad

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    According to the Republican Party, this is why there are so many earthquakes in Oklahoma these days.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Lovecraft’s Jacob sheep?

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    I think I saw this stunt on Jackass

  5. fred Says:

    Why carnival rides are regulated.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    And they wonder why Euro Disney is considered a poor second to Disney World.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    That hairdo is going to cause some serious drag.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    How the Swiss collaborateurs got their revenge on William tell.

  9. Billy Awesome Says:

    If someone doesn’t step in and normalize the crucifix pressure tout de suite, he’s going to wind up just as far off course as those floating Tic-Tacs, there.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    A Maze of Death I think I’ve found
    A cover that must be
    As bad as anything around
    I wish I could not see.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    An analogue crucifix? How old-fashioned…

  12. Ray P Says:

    The British space program reached a low when it tried to put Bertrand Russell into orbit using this contraption.

  13. Leak Says:

    Okay kids, spill it – who tied David Lynch to the cross again?

  14. Anna T. Says:

    Given how weird I’ve been told Dick’s stuff is, we must consider the possibility that this art is a reasonably literal depiction of something inside – although it probably isn’t.

    Also: I wonder what you’d call that thing. “Totem cross”? “Cross pole”? I don’t know why you would order a totem-pole-themed giant cross, or why they would tie some guy in a straitjacket to it, but I’ve decided I’m not really interested in meeting them. (That guy could be a nutty performance artist, though.)

  15. Francis Boyle Says:

    That straitjacket seems somewhat over-engineered in the groinal region. What’s he packing down there?

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T: maybe not literally but the story’s about Jesus and shared hallucinations to while away a long space-journey so it’s not unrepresentative.

    And you’ve only been ‘told’ how weird PKD is? Get reading! Most of the covers undersell it.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Francis Boyle—maybe it’s where he stores the bolts for the crossbow.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


  19. Ray P Says:

    Anna has it right – the artist rendered a literal depiction of a description in the text of a Jesus ascending into heaven launched like a crossbow bolt off the cross based on a drug influenced vision Dick experienced.

  20. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B.Chiclitz – You mean nuts & bolts?

  21. JuanPaul Says:

    Could they have at least put in parenthesis “aka Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

  22. Anna T. Says:

    @Ray P: Of course it was inspired by drugs. Of course it was.

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    On a more serious note: I really don’t like the fonts. They’re too laid-back compared to the utter madness of the artwork.

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