Aug 31

Hey, that's the flying thing I keep seeing in my shrink's ink blots!Click for larger image

Alice Comments: There’s just something not right about that cover girl.

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: 8.56 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Gordon R. Dickson’s SF Best”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Look CLOSELY at the figure in the far background… whoa! They tried to lure readers with subliminal Star Wars imagery.

    (Sad thing is, it probably worked…)

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Tiger, tiger, turning shite…

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    GSS Bad Body Armor Week was fun in the beginning but now it’s just making me sad and I can’t wait for it to end.


  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    She’s holding a powerwash wand and wearing a rubber Onesie.
    She’s here to clean your floor.

  5. Raoul Says:

    George Tsui’s SF Worst

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Another sad feline victim of stabby-jaw! When will our elected officials subsidize orthodontics for cats?

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    The gun also doubles as her prosthetic leg.

  8. fred Says:

    A perfect visual representation of midichlorians at work.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    A less convincing Tiger Moth than the one Brains flew in ‘Thunderbird 6’

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Once again it’s blurb-scrambling time:

    “A science fiction trip to the far reaches of fascinating fantasy. Nine undisputed tales by a unique master!”

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    @BC – Not only is he unique, Gordon R. Dickson is the most unique.

  12. Ray P Says:

    A James Bond poster painted by a retard.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’Mancer—I’ll bet he’s also out standing in his field, and in a class by himself.

  14. Leak Says:

    Well kids, here’s what happens when you try to turn yourself into a swastika and get stuck before you’re even halfways there…

  15. Anna T. Says:

    Invisible High Heels: For when you want to look somewhat like a Barbie doll at all times.

    I don’t have an explanation for her torso and thigh troubles, though.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Isn’t the lady going to get a cramp or three? And who mutilated her Achilles tendon so that she’s got Barbie doll feet? The fact she’s barefoot is explained by that; nobody can keep track of Barbie shoes. Doesn’t her handgun get thrown off balance by that long barrel?

    Not that it’s going to matter, since taloned lion-moth is going to bite her head off in another second. Might be a taloned saber-toothed cat/moth. Could be partially bee. At least she won’t have to worry about the rubber bathing suit any more. Imagine trying to peel that off your bum.

    Gordy was very unique, but this cover shows that even when you’re an undisputed master, you’re still going to get shit covers.

    @ARY (1) not only the background figure, but the way his name’s written.

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    By the playful look on the girl’s face, she looks like she is waiting for just the right moment, then she’s going to turn around and squirt the lion in the face.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    That woman has a camel toe…at the end of her left leg!

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    By Jove, DSWBT, you’re right.

    I’m not sure she has a lower right leg, either.

    What with camel feet on women and insect/lion hybrids, this is some real Dr. Moreau stuff.

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