Jan 09

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Paula Comments: Not sure if this qualifies as science fiction. But it has the word “rockets” on the cover!

Close enough to start launching some missile puns. – GSS

Published 1962

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: 6.64 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Lust in Orbit”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Don’t you mean “Lost in Orbit”?”

    “No, I really don’t.”

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    I like that one of these sex crazed vixens is called Madge.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Rocket scientists in a “slough of sex and carnality”. Yes, definitely science fiction.

  4. fred Says:

    This is probably what Dick Blades’ normal suburban life is like when he isn’t being astral projected onto other planets.

  5. Raoul Says:

    Lust in Space “Danger Mrs Robinson!”

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Th’ expense of fiction by a lame Jim Layne
    Is lust in orbit, and till orbit, lust
    Is trashy, sleazy, worthy of Jim Baen—
    Adultery, intrigue and a thinly covered bust

    Enjoyed much less than the posts that jest,
    Past reason written, and we no sooner write
    Past reason read, with a chuckle at the best
    On purpose laid, our foreheads then we smite.

    Glad in pursuit and in possession so,
    Read, reading and in quest to read, extreme
    To waste the day in science fiction woe
    In light of just how bad these covers seem.

    All this the GSS well knows, yet none knows well
    To shun the bookstalls that lead us to this (swell) hell.

    –apologies to the Bard’s #129.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    “What really happens to American families forced by the Atomic era to plant transient roots in strange soil”

    So it’s about Lincolnshire and other occupied bits of the Fens? Was Molesworth really sin city?

  8. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    B. Chiclitz, I award you ONE BILLION INTERNETS. That was fantastic. The facts that it scans is only the beginning of its awesomeness.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @L_L—As you know, this is the most inspirational website on the internets.

  10. fred Says:

    Given this cover I think the Beacon Signal emblem should be at least doubled in size.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    I call shenanigans. That woman is not dressed for orbit.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I… have no objections to this.

    It’s perfectly good pulp, doesn’t contain fonts you can’t read, and the young lady is realistically painted (with all her limbs correct and present), and she doesn’t even need Space Sheep.

    Also, “rocket scientists in a slough of sex and carnality” is a definition of Jack Parsons. Except he also had Aleister Crowley links. And he had an affair with his wife’s teenage sister, who then took all his money and left him to marry L. Ron Hubbard and invent Dianetics. After which he kidnapped their daughter.

    So this is pretty tame stuff by comparison — only horny young scientists and heavy drinking.

    However, B(ard) Chiclitz’ offering is superb. Much better than this deserves. And it not only scans, but the original seems to apply to this book!

    Good Show BC.

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    [*Beep*]”Mission Control, I’ve found out why the retro jets were jammed. A pair of pink panties stuck in the fuel valve!”

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    Ground control to Peeping Tom

  15. Tor Mented Says:

    @Bibliomancer #14. Good one.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Benny Hill’s Lust In Space

  17. JuanPaul Says:

    Gave this a high rating because it is such a miss. bad colors, sexy-not sexy, sexually ambiguous…or maybe it is ahead of it’s time.

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