Mar 06

Faked you out. You thought it was my keytar!Click for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: “Hmm, I don’t like the look of those people over there.”

Published 1986

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: 6.42 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “The Enemy Within”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Hmm, this e-meter’s turned up too high – sorry about that, your hair will grow back, honest.”

  2. fred Says:

    “Mother of mercy, is this the end of Leah?”

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Can I interest you in this portable humidifier. It provides a fine cooling mist.”

  4. Raoul Says:

    “Would you like to hear about the religion of the future? First, let me warm up my PowerPoint slide projector.”

  5. Ray P Says:

    Little suspicion had anyone that violinists in the New York Symphonic were spearheading alien invasion.

  6. NomadUK Says:


  7. NomadUK Says:

    “And what is it that makes one man an exceptional leader? We see here indications that it’s his negative side which makes him strong, that his evil side, if you will, properly controlled and disciplined, is vital to his strength.”

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    “The City on the Edge of Forgotten.”

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    His gun looks like a robot lap-dog that can shoot lasers out of his mouth.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Art Editor: Well, Mr. Elron, what do you think of the cover?

    Mr. Elron: Frankly, Bob, I’m appalled at the cheap product-placement plug for The New Yorker magazine you’ve slapped on that skyscraper. I’ve just realized we’ve got to get all of this shadowy corporate money out of science fiction and into religion, where it belongs!

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Ah, the famous New York mustard mist. Goes well with hot dogs.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    That ray gun really doesn’t look like it would fit in that violin case.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Raoul: GSS!

    @Bruce: maybe it’s not a ray gun. Maybe it’s a ketchup gun to go with the mustard mist.

    I thought this was a futuristic invasion series — is this a 30’s flashback? But considering Elron was dead when this was written, I guess I shouldn’t be looking for any sort of temporal continuity.

  14. Francis Boyle Says:


    Origami gun! (The violins’s just a fashion accessory.)

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    There are several tacky things about this cover – such as the title at the bottom, the image in the middle, and the name at the top.

  16. anon Says:

    “This is what we do to psychiatrists, see.”

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “I’m selling this new revolutionary teeth whitening device. Say ahh.”

  18. JJYoyo Says:

    Now we know what the Iotians did with the tricorder McCoy left behind at the end of “A Piece of the Action” (ST:TOS)

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