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Raoul Comments: The Moon is not a planet.

Published 1978

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: 7.43 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “Big Planet”

  1. GSS ex-noob Says:

    At least there’s no Space Sheep needed? Yay?

    This cover looks space opera, whereas the other was more fantasy.

    The title looks kinda like BIF PLANET.

    The man at the bottom (postie?) looks like he’s confused by the zap gun, which explains why the rocket is about to come back at him

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    If ever there was an accident waiting to happen… just ask Bob Crane there.

  3. fred Says:

    These boots are made for stalking
    and that’s just what they’ll do
    one of these days these boots are gonna stalk up behind you

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    If that’s a big planet I want a refund.

    (No, don’t tell me you were trying to be ironic. No one can commit that typographical abomination of a title and still claim to be ironic.)

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Looks like Captain Planet there is shooting a glue gun.

  6. Raoul Says:

    Correct me if I am wrong, but, if that is drawn to scale, the Moon is not a planet and not very big.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    Agents Phil Coulson is about to say “So THAT’S what it does.”

  8. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Someone needs to have a long sitdown with the folks at Telemetry, or they’re going to go through an awful lot of rockets.

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    Vividly compelling? Vididly repelling, more like. *chortle*

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    On a Big Planet screams stay with you
    Like a tiny moon all painted blue
    Or a warrior’s thighs that hurt my eyes
    Glue gun guy 🎵🎵🎵

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    @B.Chiclitz: As a former Corby resident, I salute you. GSS.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    This looks like the kind of tableau I’d make with the action-transfers that came free with special packs of Weetabix or Sugar Smacks, c.1971. Rather than use the ‘action background’ painting on the back of the packet (an alien jungle or city) I’d just put the Letraset pictures on a blank sheet of foolscap, sometimes accidentally putting one over another.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: “Weetabix! Start your day off right on this big planet!”

    It would explain the randomness.

    I think I got ’em in boxes of Super Sugar Crisp, and did the same thing.

    If any of those objects are to scale (like the domed city, much less the people), then it’s not a very big planet at all. Smaller than the moon, larger than The Little Prince’s world.

    Yon beastie seems to be the unholy spawn of a brontosaurus and a camel — check the hooves.

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The craters and so on really do scream “airless moon” rather than “huge Earth-like planet.” Perhaps the artist just happened to have a picture of a moon handy and slapped SFnal stuff on it?

    Maybe those other planets are supposed to be orbiting around it, emphasizing its BIGNESS? Or is it an early Buck Rogers/Looney Tunes space travel universe, where the sky in space is full of randomly drifting nearby planets?

    @B. Chiclitz: bravo. (Insert GIF of guy with mustache clapping)

    @GSS: the book is definitely in the Planetary Romance tradition, which is to say it’s more John Carter roaming Mars than Louis Wu exploring the Ringworld.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @[email protected]—RIP Stuart Adamson

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: you mean the B&W Orson Welles clapping GIF?

    I agree this would be more appropriate as a universe for Duck Dodgers in the 24th 1/2 Century.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    When rocketships play “Chicken,” either both win… or both lose.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: that’s the one.

  19. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Jack Vance is clearly the dinosaur’s name.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @A-S: GSS.

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