Sep 24

Death? It's fantastic!Click for larger image

Marvin Comments: I’m not sure this is science fiction. But it has a rocket on the cover!

Published 1952

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: 7.45 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Rocket to the Morgue”

  1. Dionysius Rogers Says:

    It’s not science fiction. It’s a murder mystery about science fiction writers.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “It’s OK, everyone – I can catch it!”

  3. Ray P Says:

    One of those billions-to-one Fortean Times weird deaths. “Watch out! This suit is rented!”

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    He thought he could dive OUT of the way. Damn suit-seeking missiles.

  5. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Super Science and Fantastic Death never did get their off-off-off-off-off-off-Broadway revue to the stage. Too much focus on jazz hands, and not enough on OSHA compliance.

  6. fred Says:

    Fantastic Death? Maybe if you replaced the rocket with a cyborg shark.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The things some people will do just to win a game of dodgerocket . . . .

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    Brett Kavanaugh realizes he is in the sights of the #metoo movement.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @JuanPaul—I’m glad you pointed that out. I saw the resemblance to Kavanaugh—which is actually pretty striking—but didn’t want to get too political on a Monday morning. This cover really does provide a sense of what he must be feeling like as the Thursday rocket approaches.

  10. Yoss Says:

    For a less political likeness,* I immediately thought of Jack Black.

    *Unless he’s done something now too. It’s hard to keep up.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    ♪ Rocket morgue.
    Wearing baggy suits up here alone. ♪

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The only comment I can come up for this is: “Weeeeeeeeeee!”

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M—That’ll be some touchdown, too 😉

  14. Daard23 Says:

    After Thursday, the title may describe Kavanaugh’s career.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: holds up cigarette lighter

    Husband sez: “Trying to stop a rocket with his bare hands.”

    Whoever he is, #timesup

  16. JuanPaul Says:

    *falls off wall
    “Oh this is gonna hurt”
    *sees missile
    “Oh this is gonna hurt way more”

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    You have to be pretty quick to catch the 6:15 rocket to the morgue.

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