Oct 05

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Alice Comments: This worthless flashlight only illuminates ME!

Published 1966

You might remember this from here.

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: 5.65 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Escape on Venus”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is that you, Ida Lupino?

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “A world of weird people and uncanny kingdoms?” It was Earth all the time! What a twist!

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    In measured praise of both covers, both have something for the heroine to escape.

  4. SI Says:

    “Miss i don’t know whats coming out of your uh…. gun…. but could you stop please, I have to clean it up!”

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    Talk about your bad hair days. Use some product, woman!

  6. fred Says:

    If the triangles count as a square then the four squares count as a square making two triangles and five squares science fiction, leaving out the two or four possible rectangles depending on whether you take verticality into account and whatever a five sided figure is called because all that info would be a stupid name for a publisher. Plus any other possible shapes involved.

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    Reality tip: I don’t think that’s how anything works. Well apart from the slightly strained “how did I get on to this awful cover” expression on the woman’s face. That’s spot on.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The toothed creature in the background (Venus Fly Trap? How appropriate!) looks like one of the bots from MST3000. The little things in the foreground look like sentient open-end wrenches.

    There are many other observations to make, but I’m too enthralled by Ida Lupino’s sexy pose.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: that’s not Crow T. Robot, that’s Audrey II!

    Edit: or maybe Phytosaurus, but I think they’re endemic to Earth.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    Either her pelvis is weirdly deformed, or that underwear is really painful.

    Regardless, I see an opportunity for an “anatomical issues” tag, if the Tag Wizard sees this at all.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @B’mancer: not above the neck, that’s Brad Pitt in his single most whiney role!

  12. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Anna – Yeah, the lady definitely has “issues”.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I was going to say “And so Naked Burroughs Week on GSS comes to an end,” but that was yesterday’s cover.

    Is that a ray gun she’s holding, or… something else?

    I will say this looks more uncanny and exotic than the previous one, with weirder creatures to escape from than a sabre tooth.

    @fred: It adds up to 3/6, obviously.

    “Escape From Venus, starring Brad Pitt as Ida Lupino.”

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    From this woman’s expression, I know how she feels: You’re in the middle of a world of weird people when you have the nagging thought: “Did I turn the oven off before I left the uncanny kingdom?”

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Escape From Venus, starring Brad Pitt as Ida Lupino.”

    A movie I’d definitely see twice, once from the neck up, once from the neck down.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSWithBT (9)—the more I look at that appendage on its head, the more I think it’s actually a Penus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipulameoff).

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    I’ve identified the plant giving Ida such a hard time.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Seeing all those E.R.Burroughs books lined up on this blog, it amazes me how stupendously popular he was once — and the total contrast to now, when he’s considered passé.

  19. Ray P Says:

    After seeing all those Burroughs’ covers I’m surprised Yngve could see anything at all.

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