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Good Show Sir Comments: “♬♬♬♬♬♬♬♬
A-well-a ev’rybody’s heard about the bird
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, don’t you know about the bird
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a ♬♬♬♬♬♬♬♬”

“Shut up damn you!”

“Let me at it!”

Published 1991

You might remember this from here.

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: 8.10 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “The Death of Sleep”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Elizabeth Perkins laments her career’s desperate gear change into buddy movies.

  2. fred Says:

    Colossus shouldn’t have to fight dirty to beat these two.

  3. Lillie Awesome Says:

    The logistics of her hairstyle are more than I can deal with on a single cup of coffee.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Enough with the cockle-doodle-doo, Space Rooster. You’re the Death of Sleep!”

    I’m sure that’s how it went down.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘You turned Harry Belafonte to stone, you skanky bird you. Change him back or I get the Paxo!’

  6. Alice Says:

    I hear the first half of this book is all McCaffrey, but the end is Nye.

  7. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @Alice – Brava!

  8. drlemaster Says:

    Why don’t we see Colossus teaming up with The B-52s more often?

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    The bird is her hairdresser, and she is not happy about her latest style.

  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    Couldn’t they have just found a new voice actor? ‘cos this Big Bird just aint working for me at all.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    The way I’m picturing this scene is that the woman is a corrupt cop who’s using police brutality on the alien guy she’s interrogating, and the grey guy in the back is a hero who’s just come across this and is preparing to intervene.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this is not what’s actually supposed to be going on, but then this art is incredibly cheesy, so there.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “C’mon, fight harder, mix it up, act like it’s a life-and-death free for all. Scream as loud as you can. I’m sure we’ll get that idiot living statue to blink!”

  13. Ray P Says:

    One doesn’t often see a woman choking the space-chicken, especially not in the street.

  14. THX 1139 Says:

    While this is going on, Rod Hull must be off securing some jelly.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Is the title referring to the fact that this cover is going to keep people awake at night, wondering where it all went wrong?

    ISFDB reveals that this is another book that never got a decent cover.
    Wiki reveals that the plot is as much of a mess as the cover.

    Why “Anne” in the diamond, Orbit? Whyyyy?

    @Lillie: I don’t think that hairstyle is achievable under natural conditions. That’s how you know it’s the future.

    @Ray P: Mr. xnoob liked your comment best.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Ray P et al: after “choking the space chicken” has been invoked, is there really anything more one can say about this cover?

  17. RachelJ Says:

    “Sleep” is the name of the alien bird-thing, I take it. Damn these spoiler titles!

    @GSS ex-noob. Checked Wikipedia. No kidding, it sounds like they ran out of plot halfway through and hit “Repeat”.

  18. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Ok fine, I’ll be THAT guy…She’s choking the chicken.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “You’re using hair extensions!”
    “No way! YOU’re using hair extensions!”
    “Why, I oughta…”
    “Why, I oughta…”

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