Jul 17

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Rick Deckard Comments: Jeff Bezos seems very worried about that Blue Origin launch.

Published 1965

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: 8.30 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “The Man From Beyond”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    C’mon, you must know that old phrase, “Green with fear”?

  2. JuanPaul Says:

    He seems very concerned about the safety of that little badger. What a sweet guy.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    No way that’s Bezos. That rocket is nowhere near phallic enough to be one of his.

  4. fred Says:

    Back cover. “This is more than a breath-taking, suspense-packed Science Fiction story.” Pink Jeff seems all breath-taken with that suspense-packed sentence.

  5. Anna T. Says:

    I don’t think this man would enjoy living in the vicinity of Cape Canaveral at all.

  6. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @Fred – Either the good people at Badger really want to be sure that we readers don’t miss the theme, or they couldn’t be bothered to write a whole back cover’s worth of copy, and just included some of the author’s manuscript submission cover letter; I’m not sure which.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Your face would be melting too if you stood that close to a rocket launch.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Fred’s blurb gives the game away: they’ve noticed that briefly-fashionable wunderkind philosopher Colin Wilson was veering from being Britain’s home-grown Sartre ( to writing books about space-vampires. This is obviously a spoiler: they’re trying to pitch it as Camus-with-ray-guns.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “God, what a fashion disaster. The color of that rocket clashes horribly with the color of my face!”

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    “My God! Did I remember to turn the stove off before we launched?”

  11. THX 1139 Says:

    Did Badger publish anyone else apart from Father Lionel? Or was he so prolific they didn’t need to?

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Oh noes! Humanity is ignoring my teachings (perhaps because I look like a mascot for a olive wholesaler) and shooting more phallic rockets into space! The space-vaginas won’t be happy at all!”

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    I always wondered what the Mekon would look like in a less constricting T-shirt.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The Man From Beyond looks like he has a lot of anxiety. I don’t think we should accept his teachings.

    Despite his skin color, the chap is well-rendered; the cover may be better than the writing. That rocket’s the closest Badger ever got to a Hugo.

    @THX: I wondered that too. In which case they really ought to have given Rev. F a piece of the company. A look at Wiki shows they had one other chap who wrote even more than he did!

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    Yeah, green guy, the first time is always a surprise.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Maybe he’s looking for the man from Bed, and the one from Bath?

    (I’ve been to Bath, and now I’m going to bed.)

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Oh no… Earthlings! There goes the neighborhood!”

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