May 14

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Bibliomancer Comments: I’ll save you the trouble. It’s “Eminem Yen”.

Published 1987

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: 7.13 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Enemy Mine”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Good to see the editor demanded a still of the most pulse-pounding, nail-biting scene of the movie for the cover.

  2. JuanPaul Says:

    Observe the poise of the lifelong soldier. Like a cat about to pounce.

  3. fred Says:

    And the director said, ‘Dennis, this scene is going to guarantee an Oscar nomination for the both of us.’

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Nothing quite says SF like a man in white overalls languidly standing in front of some rocks. (I mean if they were Kirk’s Rocks and there was a Gorn lurking in the background, then maybe we’d have something.)

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Seems like hands and feet are hard to photograph as well.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    My name is
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    … and as I remember the 1987 release schedule, the ‘ultimate battle’ was against ‘Dark Crystal’.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    I like how they spread the blame across three different writers.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    What is that thing on the ground, behind and to his left? It doesn’t look like the random debris scattered about the rest of the cover. Is that a disembodied three-toed clawed foot about to strike? Should someone whisper “behind you!” to him? Would it matter? He seems to have given up.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    He looks like he was despondently kicked out of a disco for being badly dressed.

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Juan Paul: the dance-off is about to begin.

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    Ah, the novelization of the screenplay based on the novel. How can this not be good??

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    If he had a conical hat and some face-paint it’d do for a hypothetical Circus World film too.

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    He’s wondering how he missed the part in the script where he helps Louis Gossett Jr. give birth.

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    @JP – That scene must have just happened. See how “stained” his scrubs are?

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    One human…
    One alien…
    One only allowed on the cover…

    @Tom: The novelization of the movie based on the story. Even… better?

  16. Outis Says:

    No, no, no. Where are the rickety spaceships? The distorted aliens? The messy planet- or starscapes? Sorry, but this hardly looks like “science fiction”, more like “wardrobe malfunction in 80s-era club”.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @ Ray P (from the *A Way Home* cover): the same thing seems to be true for Val Kilmer

  18. JuanPaul Says:

    @biblio I thought he has soiled his spacesuit after seeing the killer rabbit.

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