Jun 13

Maybe if I cut this skirt slit higher he'll pay more attention to me?Click for larger image

Tom Noir Comments: “We must be on our guard, Daphne. This is a dangerous world.”

“Very well Charles, but tell me – do you smell chicken?”

Published 1991

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: 6.93 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Last Recall”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Returning to a devastated sponge, would the generational ships aid the remnants of a mutated pudding – or seek their future with Golden Syrup?


  2. Ray P Says:

    The Biggles look never goes out of style. “Once you’ve flown a Sopwith Camel …”

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is that a gun? Or is he ready to do some serious power washing.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    “Here’s a knife for you, little lady. Try not to hurt yourself with it. And show a little leg once in while, dammit!.”

    That is so 1950’s…wait, this was published in 1991??

  5. Lillie Awesome Says:

    It’s heartening to see that in the future we’ll be repurposing 747 fuselages for our generational ships; it’s just such a classic style. I’m concerned, however, about the planned lack of landing gear and forward windows for our shuttlecraft; that seems like a recipe for an awful lot of incidental damage costs per unit per use, in my opinion.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    So now they have total recall?

  7. fred Says:

    They have long range and close combat covered but mid range seems lacking. Throwing rocks seems their only option.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Why are Generation Ships returning to a devastated Earth? Nobody aboard has ever seen Earth and the whole point is that it’s a one-way journey.

    Did they misprogramme their satnav? Did someone suddenly think ‘Oh Christ, I’ve left the iron on’?

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    So who are the chickendevilgorillas? Mutants? Aliens not considered worth mentioning in the blurb?

    Tat Wood@8: indeed. Weren’t they supposed to have _already_ seeked their destiny in the stars? If they’re coming back, it would seem to imply they found it and didn’t like it.

    Ray P@2: “Sky Captain called. He wants his outfit back, and doesn’t want anything to do with this chickenshit World of Tomorrow.”

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Jebus, that’s wordy. You can barely see babe, Biggles, and the blue chicken guy for all the giant title/series/author thingy, then the long blurb and the DAW logo with description and price.

    Is he Charles and she’s Ingrid? I bet they are. That’s their names emblazoned above them. Charles Biggles is the Marked Man, I guess.

    Who and why are the guys in space suits? And the airplane shuttles?

    If it’s that dangerous, why’s Ingrid got her skirt slit up to there and Charles has that scarf that’ll get him strangled? And why does she only have a kitchen knife (pointed the wrong direction)?

    @Tat and Bruce: Exactly! The blurb makes no damn sense. I guess they need to seek their destiny in a different direction. And reprogram the satnav.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    Maybe the last recall should have been on the satnav?

  12. Hammy Says:

    A political treatise? 😉

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    @Tor 6 Wow 🙂

  14. Raoul Says:

    What’s that title? “”The Last Bacall”? Is this a movie star retrospective?

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    That is the saddest space chicken I’ve ever seen.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: He is very blue.

    (I’ll get me coat. Not Biggles’, though — the random rivets (?) are daft.)

    The two halves of his face seem to be drawn from different perspectives. Either that or he’s one of the mutants.

  17. gingaeru Says:

    I was going to say that the designs of both the giant blue chicken-man, and the firearm held by the dude in the foreground, were definitely stolen from the cover of “Cobra” by Timothy Zahn from six years earlier, but, apparently both covers were done by the same artist?


  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @gingaeru: I guess he really liked how that chicken man turned out?

  19. JJYoyo Says:

    I think the title is “The Last Recoil”
    They’re all out of ammo. Even Boss Level Chicken, that’s why he looks so sad.
    Brooke Shields with the knife FTW.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JJYoyo: Not unless Brooke turns her knife around in a direction that allows stabbing someone else instead of herself.

    747s are big, you’d think they could have fit more ammo in their landing shuttle.

    If this is Earth, and there are still people of some sort on it, and Biggles and Brooke can breathe fine, who is the biped in the space suit? An alien bounty hunter who’s hunting Biggles (him being The Wanted Man)?.

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