Dec 05

mmmm ummm mmm mmmmm mmm mmm mm? hmmm mmmm mmmm mmm!Click for full image

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Blue: It’s okay, dear, don’t be sad.
Pink: I’m not sad, I’m actually quite happy.
Blue: Damn these immobile metal faces.

Published 1969

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: 7.39 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “The Silver Eggheads”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Which one’s Rimmer? Oh, eggheads, right, sorry…

  2. Tom Hering Says:

    “Don’t fret, my darling. The perfectly normal robot eggs you laid in this field will rest quietly until they hatch, and then our little robot children will come romping across the grass to … oh no! … BEHIND YOU!”

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    L’eggs® Full-Body Pantyhose. Available in male and female sizes.
    The professional’s choice for bank robbers.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Just a moment longer, m’dear, and I’ll have your upper arm back in place. Push…’

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    Boobs that unscrew! Who wouldn’t want that??

  6. Elvraie Says:

    Is a egg head better than a hare head?

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I like to imagine that there’s a flock of silver chickens flying overhead…

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Original title: I Have No Nose and I Must Blow It.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    The copy I have has a bad stain from an earlier user. It’s a roman-a-clef about underpaid, undervalued human SF writers and the corporate hacks (literal tools) who write the books that sell.The cover is almost literal.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    I think this is their wedding picture.

  11. fred Says:

    How many silver eggheads does it take to make a bad cover?

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    🎷Floating eggs will hover over
    Naked robots in style
    In the air
    There’s a feeling
    of Sci-Fi
    Robots smiling
    Quite beguiling
    Conic sections for breasts
    And in every old bookstall you’ll find
    🎶 🎶
    Silver eggheads,
    Silver eggheads
    Time for a wry wicked spo-oof
    Ring-a-ling, Leiber sings
    Maybe I’ll finally get paid! 🎶

  13. Scott B Says:

    It’s nice, though I’m not sure it has the… flair(?) of the cover of the version I read once upon a time:

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @ScottB: ‘Flair’ is indeed le mot juste. Although, I’d beware that blurb…the competition for Derleth is nought but a series of Lovecraftian pastiches.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This is the only remaining copy of this edition — virtually all other copies were burned at a university campus rally for the crime of “sexist color appropriation.”

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    @A.R.Yngve: how do they know the robots aren’t trans?

  17. GSS noob Says:

    I have the same cover as @Scott B (13) which not only has more flair but is more like the plot of the book.

    It is much funnier than Derleth ever was, could be or even understand, so the blurb is puzzling. Part of the joke, maybe?

    (I’ve almost gotten back to a year ago in GSS!)

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