Jan 17

Worms with faces? Don't be cilia!

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Good Show Sir Comments: “I gotta stop drinking on Ambien.”

Published 1970

Thanks to Sérgio for sending this in!

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “Beyond”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    And that’s why Roy Scheider had to stop presenting Gardener’s World.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Never trust Hitler especially when he’s in his scorpion form.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    Stories by the master at…no…BEYOND the top of his form!

  4. fred Says:

    Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Hangover.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    The two other candidates for Sturgeon’s Law were ‘Things are never entirely so’ and ‘Always ask the next question’. Good maxims for a journalist so Jeremy Paxman wandering around in his pyjamas sort of makes sense.

    Except:.. Paxo famously asked the same question seventeen times.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Sigmund Freud needs a new pair of pajamas.

  7. fred Says:

    On this cover Mr. Sturgeon is incomparable,–science-fiction-.jpg

    On this one Mr. Sturgeon is over the brink of reason.

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    ♫ Hand-equipped scorpions, worm-things with faces.
    Wearing pyjamas in all the wrong places.
    Unlovely creatures with tails that will sting.
    These are a few of my favorite things. ♫

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It might be a bad attempt at “author on cover”, though Ted wasn’t that gray by 1970. Heck, I’m not sure he was 100% gray by the time he died (Hell of a guy. Great storyteller live). Since I don’t know what story it’s referring to, with worm faces, I don’t know if it’s an accurate representation of a character. Or if it even has anything to do with the book.

    Do we have a “meta” tag? Because this cover certainly illustrates his law.

    And someone should have asked the first question.

    When the worms bite
    When scorpion stings
    When I’m feeling sad
    I simply remember Ted Sturgeon’s great law
    And then I don’t feeeel so bad!

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    But on the positive side, that pyjamas is a very agreeable shade of blue.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor, @GSSxn—are those the lyrics to the John Coltrane version?

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Little too poppy for St. Trane, I’d think. Nowhere near jazz enough, like his version. Even if they are a bit surreal.

  13. Anna T. Says:

    That’s one farm where I don’t think it would be a good idea to go wandering about in the fields.

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