Nov 02

Second earth has put on planetary rockets and is escaping sir!Click for full image

Billy Awesome’s Art Direction: Nuclear holocaust and interplanetary rebellion, I can dig it…a cover that’ll look groovy under black light in my no-account sixteen-year-old’s pot den will really drive that home, trust me.
Published 1970

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: 8.13 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Tongues of the Moon”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Looks about as chilling as Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I’m not sure what is happening stage right center, but it seems to involve several parts of the reproductive system.

    ‘A plot to set the stars on fire’…is nuclear fusion technically fire, though? Discuss.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    The war is on. But our Lunar Starfleet can lick ’em!

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    @DSWBT – Apparently “fire” is now “chilling.” Your thoughts?

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That planet on the left there has a wicked case of teenage acne.

  6. fred Says:

    ‘Dr Tongue’s 3D House of the Moon’ next week on Monster Chiller Horror Theatre.

  7. Ray P Says:

    Someone has set off the devastating Mandelbrot bomb.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    . . . is that a planet fitted with engines flying about I see in the lower centre?

    Does this cover deserve a “WTF” tag? I mean, it’s some kind of space battle, but it’s a pretty weird one.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @B’m: If it’s in an environment with a higher ambient temperature, well, it could happen!

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Ralph Bakshi’s Foundation Trilogy.

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    I’m imagining that this cover is merely a corner of an epic space mural painted on the walls of an urban rec center.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “A plot to set the stars on fire…”
    Sounds a bit daft, innit?

    Or how about:
    “A plot to drown the oceans in water…”
    “An evil scheme to freeze the entire Antarctic…”
    “A dastardly plot to transform Vladimir Putin into a worthless scumbag excuse for a human being…”

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The child in me says “KA-CHOW! KA-CHOW” when it sees that cover…

  14. RachelJ Says:

    @A.R.Yngve If you ask me, this is another of those backhanded blurbs. Imagine it read out in a weary drone, followed by a contemptuous snigger.

  15. Jon Lopez Says:

    No, Quentin, use ALL the crayons in the box.

  16. FearöfMusic Says:

    Okay, I ENJOY the works of Philip José Farmer, and I understand he’s right there neck and neck for most books with horrific covers next to Michael Moorcock, but WTF? I can accept art at a juvenile skill level (sorta), rocket propelled planets and the worst spacecraft ever to exist outside the inner cover of a nine year olds textbooks… THAT FONT!! WHO THOUGHT THAT FONT WAS ACCEPTABLE? WHO?

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