Aug 22

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Malcolm Comments: Hey! Who filled the sex dolls with helium?!

Published 1960

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: 7.50 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Store of Infinity”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Precisely why I stay at home during the Black Friday deals.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    I’ve strained, sprained and probably snapped something and I still can’t imagine how anyone thought this would be a good cover.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    These sex dolls are obviously factory seconds.

  4. fred Says:

    I hate it when you have to pass through an aphrodisiac sale to get to the toothpaste.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    It’s a rubenesque red light district.

  6. Anna T. Says:

    I suppose the artist was presented with the title of the anthology and thought, “Okay, store… so I’ll put in a storefront. And for infinity… let’s add a seemingly endless flow of naked people floating out of it. Perfect!”

    That doesn’t exactly scream “possible futures” to me.

  7. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My people:

    I have returned from Worldcon: completely exhausted, utterly destitute, in some lingering pain, ringing in the ears… it was quite the success!

    I took some GSS-worthy photos, including some sequels to work seen here, some “well that’s the 70s, innit?” and some terrible covers inflicted upon good books.

    None of them is WTF a combo as this one, though some of the back cover blurbs bid fair to approach this.

    Now to get them out of the brand new camera that didn’t come with a manual, and to resolve never to wear that one pair of jeans in photos again, because it made me appear of Mix-a-lot proportions and that part is rather average. Evidently I’ve trained Mr. xn too well about never asking if my butt looks big in anything as I’ve been wearing those in public for over a YEAR. Arse of Infinity!

  8. L.B. Says:

    Strain, sprain, and snap. Is that what happened to Snap, Crackle and Pop after the apocalypse?

  9. Yoss Says:

    @Anna T.
    I think one of the stories is about a guy who creates multiple clones of his wife and himself. Mayhem ensues… as it tends to do.

  10. walterbayliss Says:

    The author is right on basis of historical facts. WWI was a mistake, and WWII had a madman instigating it, but apart from those anomalies Germany has always been oriented towards Russia and Russia has been oriented towards Germany, Germany being the gateway to Europe. The Denmark Sweden has had huge trade with Russia, the Baltic is our common inland sea and St. Petersburg the trading port of choice. Swedish vikings DNA is easily tracked in Russians. So President V. Putin of course had no problem speaking with Chancellor A. Merkel, well they also have some commonality, Merkel being an Oster and Putin have been stationed there as an agent. I think the problem we Europeans have with our eastern neighbor, is security and trust, we would gladly scrap Nato if we had the assurances, however our history has been marred by wars and we hardly trust ourselves! The French- German detente via EU has been extremely important and is cruicial for Europe, and is in reality the reason for European wealth. A trading partnership with Russia and in the end China and the far east, will benefit all enormously, The US becoming more and more a third world country and with declining buying and producing potential. I am sure both Mr. Putin and Frau Merkel know their history, both are intelligent people seeking way for their countries to prosper in a peaceful way. I will vote for that any day. (Another good writeup by Rostislav Ishchenko, thank you!)

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  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag W—I was going to vote “3” with the caveat “only books concerning outer space Realpolitik” but then I reread it and thought, well, the US may be acting like what we used to call “third world” countries, and indeed is seeing its economic clout decline under the present insane disposition, but with an arsenal bigger than the rest of the world combined, all that rosy talk of continental harmony, without factoring in the US interest in the matter, may be a bit naive. So I’m voting “2.” No offense, Mr. Bayliss. It is certainly a well-crafted and thought provoking comment.

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  14. Yoss Says:

    On the one hand, I like Chiclitz as an anonymous internet commenter who makes me laugh. On the other hand, Walter up there is offering me a fantastic and no doubt scam free deal on cheap Cialis.

    Chiclitz has never done that, unless he’s just playing coy with all that “big arsenal” talk.

  15. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    I agree with Yoss @14. BC is one of the highlights of this site. Walter could be anybody and his comment, however thoughtful it may be (and I have my own views on that), has little or nothing to do with what GSS is all about. I therefore also vote 2 on Walter’s comment @10 but 1 on BC @12.

  16. ChineseGSS Says:

    @Yoss – You want scam-free enhancement products? Visit my site! How come no one sends me any love anymore? Whole staff now loaned out to Russian Twitter troll farm.

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Man, big butts all around….Sir-Mix-A-Lot tag definitely a life saver.

    I vote #2 @11, and #3 @13

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    If I were to be hired, I couldn’t handle the power that goes with the job. The first thing I’d do is withdraw from the Intergalactic Federation and insult all of my closest GSS allies and friends. Then I’d dye my hair a color not found in nature, and take to lusting after my daughter, and that’s just the beginning. I’d be tweeting NO COLLUSION WITH THE FERENGIS!! or THE STAR WITCHES PROVES IT’S A WITCH HUNT!! in caps every day.

    All in all, I should pass.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’m voting 2 and 1, respectively.

    @BC: Don’t forget losing your witty commentary, sense of humor, and train of thought.

  20. Yoss Says:

    @ChineseGSS, That’s quite an offer, but a recent email correspondence has changed my financial outlook. I expect to have a serious sum of money headed my way in the near future as a reward for helping out a certain disgraced prince. I’m going to be living the good life and using name brand enhancement products.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Welcome to the Store Of Infinity, how can I help you?”

    “Got toys?”

    “All out of toys.”


    “Still waiting for a new shipment, sorry.”

    “But food? You got food?”

    “Not much.”

    “But it says STORE OF INFINITY on the sign!”

    “Oh, you didn’t read the fine print: ‘Storage within an infinite space may also contain an indefinite number of empty spaces.'”

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    A math joke inside a Python reference! Good Show, Sir!

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