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Published 1974

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: 6.95 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Cage a Man”

  1. fred Says:

    Somewhere Bill O’Reilly is pissed off and contemplating a lawsuit.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The Demu had conquered armpit hair, but could they keep a head boxed?

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The ‘boob tube’ indeed!

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    If you had told me ‘Here’s a still from the video where Björk shoot spheres out of her armpits’ I would have believed you in a heartbeat.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Don’t you love that cover? Used bookstores don’t. By which I mean, they wouldn’t buy it back. Not the store in Alpine I bought it from, not anybody. I begged the owner of Cosmic Squire Books and Records in Wichita to take it off my hands and he wouldn’t have it, even for free.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    Make someone happy with a phone call. And keep an Earthling caged. Possibly in a red telephone box.

  7. Jonathan Oliver Says:

    Who wouldn’t love a book about a woman who can shoot Peter Capaldi’s head from her crotch?

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    Cage a Man? Or Cage, The Man.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    Looks more fun than Whack-a-Mole

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Demu? Is his name Drod Dhull?

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The Demu had conquered the stairways, but could they keep an elevator caged?
    —A novel by F.M. Busboy

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    Behind every great man’s disembodied head is a great woman from the waist up with perfectly shaved arm hair.

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    Actually, the man is the republican party, protecting women’s bodies from themselves.

  14. Francis Boyle Says:

    Dammit DSWBT, I followed your link and now I know the Demu couldn’t keep an Earthling caged. Talk about spoilers.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Francis: DSWBT had linked the review, but could he keep the ending spoilered? 😉

  16. Anna T. Says:

    @Jonathan Oliver: I think only you see the head as Capaldi’s. It certainly doesn’t look like him to me.

    So, man’s head in an open-fronted box with a naked Asian woman rising behind him, hovering in a field in front of a singularity and some moons.

    If the above description has nothing to do with the book’s plot, I will in no way be surprised, as the cover artist seems to have been tripping on acid.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    She aged well, he not so much…

  18. Tag Wizard Says:

    @DSWBT – Before you even ask, I’m not creating a “dude-in-a-box-hiding-a-dames-knockers” tag.

    Unless you can find a third example …

  19. Ray P Says:

    Head-in-square: I WILL KILL YOU!

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TW: I’m earnestly hoping you don’t have to.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Art direction: ‘What’s a demu?’

    ‘Don’t know. Must be like an emu.’

    ‘So, shall I paint eggs around a bird?’

    ‘Spot on.’

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Q: How exactly do you “conquer the starways”?

    A: First, you must build ways between the stars — several light years long. Then you simply add toll booths at each end, and — voila! — you have conquered the starways.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:


    I’ve only ever seen this with the big standing lobster alien on the cover, which is much better.

    This makes no sense unless the artist thought the title was “Cage A Man’s Head, But Let a Topless Asian Woman Escape”.

    But, eh, 1974, LSD, mistakes were made.

    @B’mancer (8): I did an image search to find the cover I’d seen, and sure enough, a book with a close-up of that Cage showed up.

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