Jul 23

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Margo Comments: “Reggie, stop punching him in the elbow. I don’t think killer robots have a funny bone.”

Published 1981

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: 8.56 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Quas Starbrite”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    The sequel to Over the Top was more exciting than anyone could have possibly imagined.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Stop dancing the robot! I hate that shit.”

  3. Michael Toland Says:

    This is the one of the first science fiction novels I ever read – maybe the first. I picked it up as a kid on the basis of the robot on the cover looking kind of like a cross between the Cylons from Battlestar Galactica (the original show, kids) and Baron Karza from the Micronauts. I don’t remember the prose itself anymore, but I do remember that cover.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    Is the robot wearing skinny jeans?

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    Foreign robots coming for our wimmin!!!

  6. L.B. Says:

    So this is Rainbow Brite’s deep dark secret?

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “All your babe are belong to us!”

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘A dark horde from beyond space’. Ooh, scary. As I recall it, the plot of ‘They Came from Beyond Space’ (the 1967 Milton Subotsky film based on ‘The Gods Hate Kansas’ ) revealed that the pensioner-grabbing aliens were from the Moon. How this was ‘beyond’ space was never explained.

    This robot doesn’t look like Michael Gough but does resemble the bad-bots from Disney’s ‘The Black Hole’. The Gil-Gerard-a-like picked the wrong antagonist for standing-up-arm-wrestling.

  9. Kendall Says:

    …you do the hokey pokey and…

  10. Daard23 Says:

    Maybe gravity is different “from beyond space”, but the robot’s not in a particularly good fighting stance. Reggie should be able to push him over push him over if he would just extend his arm a little.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I’m giving the robot the benefit of the doubt on the right arm, but she seems to have no left arm at all.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Perilously close to “gibberish title”. Who or what is a Quas Starbrite?

    That killer bot looks suspiciously like a Cylon from original BSG, doesn’t it?

    I don’t know how bot is holding up damsel, but it must be. Though both of them seem to be missing an arm. Bot’s left leg seems to be disappearing, so dude ought to be able to take it down.

  13. Tag Wizard Says:

    @GSSxN – You’re right. At this point this title is more gibberish than “Fize of the Gabriel Ratchets”.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Quas. Short for Quarles? Is he Quarles?

    I did a quick search, and “Starbrite” is either a supplier of all sorts of cleaning chemicals for your boat, or a dental clinic.

    I’m not sure damsel is actually alive. Could be the Quas Barbie Playset.

    Starlite, Starbrite, first Quas I see tonight…

    Off-topic, here’s another terrible self-published cover, this time in non-fiction. Book 11 of 21. At least the damsel’s a real person.

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    It looks like the robot just saved the girl from falling, whilst she was walking in her new heels…She should say thank you to Mr. Robot…Maybe in Japanese.

  16. FearofMůsic Says:

    Is that Hugh Jackman? It must be…FearofMuśic

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