Feb 05

Mind. Blown.Click for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments: Supermind is a very stable genius. The F.B.I. will never outsmart him.

Published 1963

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: 7.63 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Supermind”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    You could say that about ruff-ly any novel. If he was in a world that DID exist, this would be non-fiction.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Well of course it didn’t exist – Trump said so.

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    Needs more eye-gouging neon pink.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    The man in a Spanish ruff is the clue: it’s about how we were fooled into thinking America was real.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    The lady has body image issues.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    This is concept art for Katie Perry’s halftime show a few years back.

  7. fred Says:

    Ego, The Living Easter Egg.

  8. Alice Says:

    Let’s start the conga line!

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    Why am I reminded of bowling? Mind blowing mind bowling.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    It seems that many covers from this time use the flag-on-a-pole format. I fail to see the appeal.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “F.B.I. space agent Ken Malone in a world that didn’t exist”…
    Shuffle the blurb around as you like, and you get EXACT SAME amount of nonsense:

    “F.B.I. world agent Ken Malone in a space that didn’t exist”

    “World agent Ken Malone existed in an F.B.I. that didn’t space”

    “Ken Malone – a world space in an F.B.I. agent that didn’t exist”

    Unt so weiter…

  12. Anna T. Says:

    The people in Elizabethan clothing and the cat-lady appear concerned by the blue guy’s potential destructive power, presuming he is the “Supermind” of the title. Which begs the question: why did they let him loose?

  13. Tor Mented Says:

    Blue balls are something I super mind.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    Is this why Princess Anne divorced him?

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Ugh. Colors are terrible and it’s all… splorchy.

    I’m guessing by the background, it’ll have some “fun” ethnic stereotypes and sexism. And I don’t know what’s happening with the headgear of the man next to Elizabethan ruff guy. NIZE HAT!

    @ARY (11): It’s a modular blurb.

    @Tat: Heh. Crossed my mind too.

  16. Francis Boyle Says:

    America isn’t real?

    Phew, that’s a relief.

    On the other hand, does that include Canada and Mexico too? I’d hate to think maple syrup and tacos are fake.

  17. Tracy Says:

    I’d buy this book just to see what that chorus line of male dancers in the upper left corner has to do with it. They’re either doing Rockette kicks or imitating Egyptian hieroglyphic paintings.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tracy: not sure if they’re holding a fist to their chins in a “Rodin’s The Thinker” pose, which would fit with the Supermind theme, or just sucking their thumbs.

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tracy & Bruce A Munro: It’s a formation dancing team doing a mass Bruce Forsythe impersonation.

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