Jul 03

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Good Show Sir Comments: Send in our three best Maytag repairmen!

Published 1957

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: 7.64 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Three to Conquer”

  1. fred Says:

    I think a cover of Marilyn Monroe’s would have sell more copies than a trio of Kenneth Tobey’s.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “Nobody tell Richard Branson!”

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Got the thermos? Check. Bundle of wire? Check. The invasion of Earth is ON!”

  4. Tracy Says:

    They are all still in shock from the severity of that crash.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    When we send the first people on a one way mission to mars, we certainly aren’t going to send our brightest

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    This is why you don’t give Hermes, Deliveroo or Yodel the contract for invading a planet. They show up, leave a slip saying ‘we tried to invade but you were out’ and invade a neighbouring world occupied by a confused old lady who’s never met the intended target.

    Mind you, these Callum Gilhooley-a-likes look more alert than any parcel delivery numptie I’ve managed to speak to.

  7. Anna T. Says:

    They all have the exact same facial expression. I think they might be clones.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:


  9. THX 1138 Says:

    @Tat: Can’t be Callums, they’re not wearing anoraks.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    @THX: he’s having an out-of-anorak experience.

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    Mars is being invaded by little green men?

  12. Francis Boyle Says:

    The tucked in ties are a nice touch. It shows their ready for business.

  13. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I think their names are Eric, Frank, and Russell

  14. Ian Says:

    “Only one man knew that the invasion of the earth was on…” these three had no clue.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This is a little-known Don Knotts movie, isn’t it? The novelization of the script for the never-made (thankfully) sequel to “The Reluctant Astronaut”.

    They’ve all got one bullet in their pocket.

    (Don himself was a decorated infantryman in WWII)

  16. L.B. Says:

    (A la Trooper)
    One downed rocket, two-novel show,
    three to conquer is the title-o,
    A fourth story? Don’t make it so!

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    [a cappella] “DUUUHHH…”

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Since the book is about microscopic mind-controlling parasites, it really calls for some sort of symbolic or metaphorical cover illustration, not three dazed[1] bus drivers invading Arizona. (That’s another thing: all the action takes place on Earth, so that cover is deceptive in several ways, given the frequent use of the SW deserts as a stand-in for outer space in movies and TV).

    [1] Or possibly awed by the scenery.

  19. JJYoyo Says:

    Three to one says they don’t conquer.

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