Aug 27

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Nathan Comments: Looks like something the psychiatrist doodles while pretending to listen to you.

Published 1975

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: 8.60 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Use My Space Couch”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    I’m sorry, but this wayward path leads to pelmanism and from there to parlour games.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Voulez-vous space coucher avec moi?

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    I’m not going to waste time analysing this. Sometimes a bad cover is just a bad cover.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    Hack artist inadvertently designs a classic piece of mid-century furniture.

  5. fred Says:

    A title pregnant with cover possibilities, but instead we get Dick Blades id.

  6. Alice Says:

    @Francis – GSS!

  7. Raoul Says:

    That diamond. Worst. Ting! Ever.

  8. Nathan Says:

    Looking forward to Bending Space and Time: Chiropractic Science Fiction

  9. MakkaPakka Says:

    Testing to destruction the theory that there is no word which in the context of science fiction is not improved by the prefix of “space”.

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    Readers should use a space couch. Drivers should use a space cushion.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    Either the diamond is the one getting therapy, or the patient has spontaneously turned into a large gemstone (or they’ve been “poofed”, if you prefer).

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    @makka Let’s test that theory: I plan on sitting my space ass down on that space couch.

    Yup. It works.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Such a cold-looking cover—would benefit from a space heater.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    That is some lazy art. It, um… has all right proportions? At least the artist didn’t attempt to draw a human. However, the type is way too small. It’s actually hard to read, and there’s certainly space to use bigger letters.

    The title, though… that’s not a space couch. It’s a regular couch of an “eh” color. Looks like it would be more at home next to a pool or on a patio, rather than in a shrink’s office. I guess it could be considered a space couch, in that it is surrounded by a lot of empty yellow space.

    I’m not sure why there’s a stethoscope on the couch. Didn’t think they were used in talk therapy.

    The giant diamond is either the patient, or what the doctor charges. Is that an Easter egg next to it?

    And you can tell this is an older book as it only has male and female symbols, not non-binary.

    @Francis: GSS!

    @MakkaPakka: Couch. In. Spaaace! Yep.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Doctor: “Tell me about your mother.”
    Patient: “She was a volcano. It took her thousands of years to give birth to me… trauma? Don’t talk to me about trauma! I was born in an eruption! And then I was buried in the ground for decades, before someone dug me up!”

  16. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “So a jeweler, a doctor, an easter bunny, and an optometrist walk into my office…”

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