Aug 13

Adam and Eve. Eatin' shrooms. Good times.Click for larger image

Dionysius Rogers Art Direction: Don’t we have some rejected cover art for that last printing of Stranger in a Strange Land? Where there’s a burning, lightning-struck monster in the middle of it for some reason?

Published 1977

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: 8.45 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “The Presence”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “I told you to keep the receipt!”

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Adam and Eve? Looks more like Adam’s traded in Eve for a younger model. So maybe Adam and Melania. (She looks more like Ivanka but let’s not go there.) BTW, does anyone know what
    Trump looks like with a beard?

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    This is clear evidence that women are half a step ahead of men on the evolutionary journey.

  4. fred Says:

    Bad nudist BBQ is better than no nudist BBQ at all.

  5. Longtime_lurker Says:

    Bearded guy: “Don’t worry, all that heat is just natural variability. Or a trick to decrease our competitiveness.”

  6. Kendall Says:

    That’s no Garden of Eden. A mushroom?! Other than that – perfect rendering of the Bible!

  7. Anna T. Says:

    Adam and Eve cosplayers chat up a giant, evil neuron. In a lake. Outside a giant crystal castle. Ignoring the fact that a deity is attempting to smite the evil neuron, which unfortunately does nothing.

  8. Yoss Says:

    So is this what’s behind Emerald City? Poppies out front and psychedelic Biblical allegories in the back?

  9. THX 1139 Says:

    Now we’re in the future, we can agree “frighteningly intelligent” is less frightening than “frighteningly unintelligent”.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Melania of Oz is holding a ‘shroom. I guess that explains the entire cover.

    Except nothing explains the Presence of the giant neuron/rip in the fabric of space and time/lightning attractor.

    I don’t believe anything having to do with this cover is “frighteningly intelligent”.

    @LL (5): hee!
    @Yoss: Yep, it’s even trippier than we thought. sings “Existential Blues

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Help me fold this up and get it back in the van.”

  12. L.B. Says:

    Not a presence I want to sense.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @B’mancer: I think “on the van”.

    Though I wouldn’t be surprised if these two also had groovy psychedelic art on the inside walls of their van, lit by a lava lamp and over the appropriately-named shag carpeting.

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The giant space neuron was of two minds on whether or not to destroy the world, but the true division was in Its heart.

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @BM #14…. Good show sir!

  16. Tor Mented Says:

    Things I learned from this cover: Women get crystals, men get wood.

  17. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “We secretly switched the artist’s regular coffee with Folgers LSD Crystals. Let’s watch!”

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