Apr 26

Ow! Stop yanking on my eye, lady!Click for larger image

Tor Mented Comments: It never fails! There’s always a snail driver ahead of me in the fast lane.
Published 1995

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: 8.11 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Chaos Mode”

  1. RachelJ Says:

    That poor, poor snail!

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Don’t worry, Snaily, we’ll get you to that French restaurant in time! *theatrical wink*

  3. Xeelee Says:

    Why don’t the horse and people have any bodies?

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    It’s taken them four hours to get to the front of the cover.

  5. fred Says:

    My money is on the racing snail from Neverending Story.

  6. MakkaPakka Says:

    Book 4?…depeche mode? snail a la mode?

  7. RachelJ Says:

    @MakkaPakka. It’s by Piers Anthony, so probably yes.

    Edit: In support of this thesis, the first book in the series is Virtual Mode, which has already graced Good Show Sir’s pages.

    I don’t know why this one doesn’t have a punning title, though.

  8. RachelJ Says:

    Other titles in the series no doubt include “Safe Mode”, “Church Mode”, “Mean, Median & Mode”…

  9. Raoul Says:

    That severed horse head is definitely a message from the Mob.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    She: Wait a minute, this isn’t an eyestalk! It’s . . . it’s a . . .
    Snail: Hyunh-hyunh-hyunh . . . .

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    You can be sure of Shell.

  12. Tom Noir Says:

    I can’t get into this new form of chess.

  13. Longtime_lurker Says:

    Definitely more of a shellicky bookey than a snail, i think.

  14. Anna T. Says:

    Does the snail-rider know she’s being chased by mobsters riding a disembodied horsehead?

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    When 8 year old Jimmy was given free reign to draw the horse head nebula.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    A scantily clad lass spread eagled on a giant snail/slug, 40% of a similarly-unclad lass riding 30% of a horse, and a random head. All swooshing around underseas with a school of shark things. Which might explain the missing bits.

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    I don’t think this ‘dark’ reboot of ‘Star Vs the Forces of Evil’ is going so well.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Xeelee: Horse, Other Girl, and Hunky Floating Head are with her _in spirit_.

    “Backed by the thoughts and wishes of my poorly characterized friends, I’m sure to win Deathsnail Race 2052!”

  19. anon Says:

    @Anti-Sceptic, @Raoul: Haven’t you ever heard of la cosa nostra spaziale?

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