Nov 16

Interpretive dance with the Blue Man GroupClick for larger image

Kang N. Kodos Comments: … leprechaun antennae, lollipop gun, spinnin’ in his grave … Tag Wizard is gonna have to up his game!

Published 1990

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: 8.30 out of 10)

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27 Responses to “Dayworld Rebel”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    I’m disappointed in you Ace. All that embossing and not a drop of metallic ink in sight.

  2. StevenLP Says:

    I’m wondering what the three disco guys are dancing to: going by the fashions, possibly something early eighties new-romantic?

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Fantastic Voyage 2: Round the Outside.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    I’m really hoping all this happens together in one scene in the book.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    “Congratulations, ma’am! It’s a boy! And three other boys!”

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @StevenLP: Was there ever any doubt?

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Professor Widdlebee there is really zoning in with that telescope.

  8. fred Says:

    If this is Farmer then there must be some actual historical characters on the cover.
    Cleopatra, Boss Tweed, Crassus, Nikola Tesla.

  9. Lillie Awesome Says:

    I hope whoever’s piloting the aerial rhythmic gymnastics routine is wearing one heck of a robust g-suit. Also wrapping-paper Crassus looks absorbed in some really deep thought. Seems a shame to pull him away from that to pose for this crummy cover.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Lillie A—that’s not Crassus, that’s Zero Mostel! And he’s thinking “Hmmmm, I guess a funny thing really did happen to me on the way to the Forum.”

  11. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – Brilliant!

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Dayworld Rebel
    Riverworld Saga
    Seaworld Fishiness
    Circusworld Clownshow
    Disneyworld Scam
    Waterworld Flop
    Endoftheworld Relief

  13. Tor Mented Says:

    It’s fun to die at the Y … M … C … A!

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    Tag Wizard *did* up his game, as evinced by the brand-new “lollipop gun” tag.

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: that explains why the Booklist reviewer wrote ‘appealling’…

  16. Anna T. Says:

    I suppose the flapper and the steampunk-ish man are observing the guy in the cocoon, whose inner selves seem to be dancing the night away. I have to wonder if he’s a security risk, and what the exiles from the Middle Ages and possibly Ancient Rome think about this.

    For that matter, why do the two men in the background look so similar? They’re not time-travelling relatives, are they?

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M, Tag W—love that “Lollipop Gun” tag. Brilliant! When she shoots somebody with it she can say: “Take this, sucker!” and she won’t even need the comma!!

  18. Tor Mented Says:

    And her revenge will be sweet.

  19. Raoul Says:

    @Tor – But she can be licked.

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Scene: a dark, green-lit alleyway.

    Footsteps running.

    An abrupt *clang!* as someone collides with a garbage can.

    Dorothy: SHIT!

    Dorothy looks furtively behind her as Toto runs to her side, whimpering.

    At once, dark shadows appear in the alleyway. Short, dark shadows.

    Leader: We represent…the Lollipop Guild. Welcome to Munchkin Land, bitch.

  21. Tor Mented Says:

    The LOL-i-pop gun was one of the first things I noticed about this cover. I suppose the orange ball could be a permanent part of the gun and shoots lasers or waves or something. But it does look like it fires lollipops.
    The lollipop is too big to travel down the barrel of the gun. That means this must be a single-shot muzzle-loader — that is, a lollipop musket. In that case, flapper Cleopatra really should be wearing a bandolier of suckers in a variety of calibers: orange, grape, cherry, root beer, tutti-frutti with a chocolate center, etc. Which means that if she is ever caught in the rain, she would stick to anyone she hugs.
    Unless we are all mistaken and it’s a bubble-gum gun.

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tag W: I think the Blue Man Group are “starkers”. Does the spaceship lower right count?

    @BC: I think BOTH guys in the background are Zero Mostel! On the right, from “Forum”; on the left, probably from some variety show skit.

    @DSWBT: So someone’s really most sincerely dead?

    Did she get the lollipop gun from Evil Clone Gone Bad Of Willy Wonka over on the other side?

    Is the guy in the middle moving forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom?

    Can anyone find another lollipop gun? Are they as common as hairdryer guns?

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:



    I’m not going to give you a direct link.
    I’m just going to warn you that it’s a worse cover than we see here.
    It features Cheeto Mussolini, the Great Orange Fascist.
    It’s written entirely by the Sad/Rabid Puppies.
    It’s an incredibly horrible cover.


    Search for “MAGA 2020 and Beyond”.

    Then apply bleach, brain bleach, anti-emetics, and clear your browser. (You will have already tossed your cookies)

    Be strong. Don’t do it on an empty stomach or in public.

    I apologize, but I needed to share the horror.

  24. Francis Boyle Says:

    Oh My Gawd!

  25. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The cover is horrid. But combined with the blurb…?


  26. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Some people actually essayed the “writing”.

    The cover and blurb underestimate the horror.

    Apparently the original cover idea was Hair Fuhrer riding a unicorn, but that was thought to be too ridiculous.

    I wish I was making this up.

    Previous comment, I meant to say “Don’t look at it on a FULL stomach.” I had just eaten an In-N-Out Double-Double, surely the Platonic ideal of fast food, and nearly tasted it again the wrong way.

  27. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


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