Apr 11

Holy Hollerith!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate. But crucifying is OK!

Published 1976

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: 7.18 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “Day After Tomorrow”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    The un-used final scene from ‘Absolute Beginners’, with David Bowie dying for our sins as Alan Freeman commentates.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Hanging Chad

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    This is what happens when you wear a neck tie while feeding punch cards into the computing machine.

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The Lilliputians go berserk.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Mack Reynolds voted most popular? As IF!

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    Some people would pay good money for this treatment!

  7. fred Says:

    I don’t think that ingenious catapult is going to get Gulliver into orbit.

  8. Ray P Says:

    President Jimmy Carter took his close, personal relationship with Jesus and IBM too far.

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    Punch cards are the future!!!

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    Science fiction is not a popularity contest! Besides, the word “popular” and GALAXY and IF magazines just don’t seem to go together.

  11. Francis Boyle Says:

    Only slightly less creepy than the standard less-realistic giant balloon figure.

  12. Anna T. Says:

    In the year 2236, crucifix designs for your average church had changed. Considerably.

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Protestants, of course, portray Him as hanging from a USB drive.

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    Jehovah’s Witnesses portray him nailed to the front of a copy of “The Watchtower”

  15. Tracy Says:

    That’s a lot of magenta for a book cover.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Galaxy and If merged and then went out of business shortly after this book came out.

    I’m just saying.

  17. jrdelirio Says:

    Holy Hollerith!

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    Isn’t this a bit risky on Easter week? Cadbury’s paid good money for the branding rights on that shade of purple.

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    What really happens when you enter Lavender Town

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I have a hard time explaining these old book covers to my son: “See, before the Internet we had something called ‘punch cards’… no, they had nothing to with booze…”

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