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Bibliomancer Comments: It would take more more than a human and less than a man … something like that Space Meerkat … BEHIND YOU!
Published 1978

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: 8.50 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Dancers in the Afterglow”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s a pity the Beach Zone in The Crystal Maze never caught on.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Points for the competently rendered mid ground.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    Ever dance with a meerkat in the pale moonlight? How about with a giant glow-stick?

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Judging by his codpiece bald guy is definitely not going to be the one to save the “damned on Ondine”.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    It would take more than a cover and less than a book to save the damned
    on GSS . . .

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    That’s the worst toupee I’ve ever seen, nobody has that much blue hair except Mrs Slocombe.

  7. fred Says:

    Looks like a Space Coatimundi to me.
    Elf ears?

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Ondine’ is French for ‘Mermaid’. Do you think there was a multi-lingual mix-up over what was supposed to be looming over Slaphead Surfer?

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    ♫ Hold my glow stick, shiny dancer ♫
    ♫ Coatimundi’s in the skyway ♫

  10. Teary Ennui Says:

    The Hills Have Eyes 3 – Assignment: Miami Beach.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    So . . . bald man in a wetsuit holds a glowing green hose-thing by a beach while a giant meerkat alien watches from the background.

    I have no idea what this is supposed to mean, other than “this cover was made on drugs” or “this book is strange”.

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  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    He came for a beach rave… but he came too late. Now he raves alone, one of the lost

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I’ve seen this episode of Evangelion before. It doesn’t end well.

  15. HappyBookworm Says:

    Well, you’re bound to get afterglow spots in your eyes if you dance around with the world’s biggest glow bracelet…

    “He that hath a beard is more than a youth and he that hath no beard is less than a man. He that is more than a youth is not for me and he that is less than a man… I am not for him.” – Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Was the Bard onto something here?)

  16. Ikari Gendo Says:

    @dswbt I don’t remember the Angel of Meerkats. And I was there.

  17. Doyle Harken Says:

    Well, since this is a Chalker book chances are good the guy becomes the meerkat at some point.

  18. RachelJ Says:

    At last, giant coatimundis take their rightful place as sci-fi icons. All those cat-people and space dinosaurs *were* getting a trifle monotonous.

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Ikari Gendo: Armisael, doofus.

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    @Dead Stuff: I clicked and was told it was forbidden. What can be so disturbing about a Meerkat angel? Was it tortured horribly for trying to sell cheaper car insurance to the Sephiroth?

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tat: Updated the link, it should work now.

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