May 15

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Rick Deckard Comments: His next assignment. Painting himself a pair of trousers.

Published 1956

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: 8.83 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “A Way Home”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    This Watchmen reboot just gets worse!

  2. fred Says:

    50’s fetish porn was weird.

  3. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “I wish this was an apple. I could use some food.”

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Embiggened, is that a tiny little *ting* on the end of that wandish-looking tool he’s brandishing?

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    So he’s looking at a cricket ball, as if it were the model for the thing he’s sculpting, and sculpting a woman. Someone with eyesight that bad shouldn’t be let near a cricket ball.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Here’s a different edition with a much *better* cover. (Click to embiggen.)

  7. Anna T. Says:

    Blue man practices the art of 3D painting and doesn’t look happy. Does he have an artist’s model, I wonder?

  8. Ray P Says:

    Marilyn Monroe had to do unsavory things early in her career.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    Sturgeon’s Law: “90% of my covers are crap”.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My first thought: This is a solid WTF.
    Second thought: I don’t remembeer any of Sturgeon’s stories being like this. Ted had some trippy stuff, but not this.
    Third thought: ah, Groff. That explains it.

    @B’mancer: Heh. I bet the covers of his books helped Ted formulate the law.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Professor Ploon’s reconstruction of the terrestrial mini-biped female was roundly mocked for it’s bluemanoid lack of body fur and grotesquely large mammary glands. ‘Do they contain pouches for the smuggling of large spherical fruits?’ questioned Professor Flurr.”

  12. dazworker Says:

    Doctor Manhattan looks seriously underweight. The stress he’s under probably gave him a serious case of anorexia, must be frustrating being manipulated like that when you’re supposedly the most powerful being in existence.

  13. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    ‘…this is the second blue person I’ve seen on GSS in one week. Bloody forerunners coming to our planet, well if you want “a way home” mate that’s fine with me! don’t get me wrong some of my best friends are blue-ish but…’

  14. anon Says:

    Nude Host Ogre Treo
    Indigo guy on picnic offers entrees to girl C.N., thinks on net cost of
    berries, existence.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @anon: Both explains and possibly makes more sense than the cover.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    As far I can tell, the cover depicts a blue weirdo building a lifelike human doll from a kind of model kit…

    In 1956, that was weird. In 2019, this is what the average Silicon Valley millionaire does instead of playing golf or collecting stamps.

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