Sep 21

JIM! This is no time for space rodeo! Click for slightly larger image

Caitlin Comments: I feel like the horse thing on the right.
Published 1975

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: 7.62 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Triple Détente”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “You told me I’d meet Gabby Hayes!”

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    What my colon feels like after I have the Triple Detente.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu D’uodenum wgah’nagl fhtagn!’

  4. Tom Hering Says:

    The Mos Eisley cantina’s mechanical bulls. “You will never find a more wretched hive of farts and vomit.”

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    And Tom for the win. 😉 Good show, sir!

  6. fred Says:

    If you are riding a horse gecko what happens when the horse gecko decides to climb a wall?

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Correction: that is not a meat tunnel, that is in fact the inside of a kazoo. I apologise for the confusion.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Is that a mitten or a pommel?

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Earth and Kazo have created a unique peace. Kazo administers Earth, and Earth controls Kazo.”

    Kind of like GSS and Chinese GSS.

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Three Horsemen of the Coccyx

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The beast on the right seems to have been inspired by this masterpiece. Unfortunately, inspiration alone is just not enough.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    After Brexit, the Chunnel becomes the domain of subterranean denizens.

  13. Ikari Gendo Says:

    The sequel to Macroscope:


  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: actually, I think that beast was inspired by this ‘masterpiece’. Note that it’s native to an unpopular planet.

  15. Anna T. Says:

    That man seems to have misplaced his right hand, and is focusing on that problem to the exclusion of all else, including the MONSTERS BEHIND HIM.

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    These are the shaven versions of this

  17. HappyBookworm Says:

    I had just started to wonder, “Among which three of the beings on this cover is the Triple Detente?” when I was distracted into wondering, “Why is the man in the center wearing big feet-y pajamas?”

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Some covers — and ESPECIALLY this one — deserve an art exhibit in a major museum, with the title “OUTSIDER ART IN SCIENCE FICTION: The Stuff That Nightmares Are Made Of”.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    He’s trying to make the alien gallop — not realizing that it has suction cups on its feet, and thus cannot run very fast.

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