Aug 06

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Alice Comments: You young ‘uns aren’t going off to no interstellar war until you finish your chores!

Published 1974

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: 7.89 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “The Galactic Rejects”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Now see here, which one of you stole my arms?”

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    I’ve heard of astronauts having to pee in their suits but when it reaches your neck it’s probably time to admit you have an incontinence problem.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Of course they’re rejects. They can’t even mow the lawn on their farm.

  4. fred Says:

    I just see one unusual three headed human.

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    “The Mod Squad” … in space!

  6. Ryan Says:

    “The Galaxy hereby rejects you, and sentences you to…Ohio!”

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “You three are the most incompetent new trainees I’ve ever met! Only Bob remembered his helmet – but then he hooked up a tank of swamp gas rather than oxygen!”

  8. Adzel Says:

    Alternate blurb: The young, lowly space farmers were not just good at their job…they were outstanding in their field!

  9. Raoul Says:

    If it’s written by Offutt, they’re having a three-way.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    ‘Hey, pass that helmet over here. My bladder’s killing me!”

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Why are we training in the weeds, sir?”

    “So we can take cover quickly in case of an attack, of course! Now pay attention, dammit – I didn’t lose both my arms, twelve feet of intestinal tract, and the ability to make believable facial expressions in this war just to babysit a bunch of galactic rejects!”

    (Cue theme music)

  12. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    It’s a bit unfair to write them off as rejects when they are so desperately short of equipment. Three people sharing one spacesuit is impractical enough, but with a helmet only big enough for two of them it’s completely unfit for purpose.

    Time for a GSS fundraiser for impoverished space cadets?

  13. THX 1139 Says:

    @Verylate: Is this a platoon or a knitting circle?!

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm when one of them suffocates because he won’t take his bubble helmet off on a planet with perfectly good atmosphere?

    @Tor: Helmet would have to be bigger for The Mod Squad guy’s Afro.

    @Adzel: GSS!

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    They may have been rejects, but they sure knew how to make a good scarecrow.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Ah, the backward planet known as Minnesota.

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