Oct 28

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Jeremiah Comments: Computers looked so futuristic in 1979. No way this cover will ever appear outdated.

Published 1979

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: 4.92 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Alchemical Marriage of Alistair Crompton”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Say what you will, I shall never speak ill of a Peter Elson cover.

  2. Tag Wizard Says:

    @A.R. – Way to kick off the Monday morning laugh parade!

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    “Ceilings? Where we’re going, we won’t need ceilings!”

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Not futuristic? I don’t know. Has the bong mouse being invented yet?

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    Pinky in the air while taking a bong hit = class.

  6. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Galactic OSHA is going to be all over that guy’s supervisor for the intractable case of futuristic carpal tunnel syndrome he’s sure to develop from the keyboard angle.

  7. fred Says:

    Sadly, Hugh Griffith.

  8. Paul Says:

    2168 – Cypress Hill have been thawed from cryogenic storage for 10 minutes and are already hitting the bong.

  9. Alice Says:

    Apparently the “Zuckerberg” is the hairstyle of the future.

  10. Raoul Says:

    @THX – He spent a fortune on the drugs. Can’t afford to put a roof over her head.

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    @Raoul, THX: it’s obviously someone who defines ‘happy’ as feeling like a room without a roof. The hairdo is why Pharrell always wore that hat.

    Oddly, though, this does sort of resemble one bit of the book’s… I was going to say ‘plot’ but it’s Sheckley.

  12. Anna T. Says:

    I’m not sure whether she’s immune to the cold, or she’s just run outside underdressed because she has to see him seriously trying to smoke off of lab equipment.

  13. Ray P Says:

    During Mr. Spock’s retirement, it was a lonely seven-year wait.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Or, The Philosopher’s Stoned.

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The second Doctor doesn’t look too good.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @THX 1139: maybe it ‘s just a reeeeeally big picture window.

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    @Bruce A Munro (15): That’s because it’s the ninth wearing the Troughton wig from ‘The Five Doctors’ for some reason. Possibly to cover those ears.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    With a title like that, the cover didn’t stand a chance.

    Why is he all bundled up while she’s in a sleeveless dress? Isn’t it usually the other way around? Judging by the distance between them and her body language, there’s going to be an Alchemical Divorce soon.

    @Tag W: the tag in this case might be spelled “duuuuude”.

    @Jeremiah is quite right, that computer couldn’t be more late 70s unless it had an actual date stamped on it.

    @Ray P: indeed, my first thought was the outfit Spock wore in “City on the Edge of Forever” (hear the ghost of Harlan bitching), because I mistook the Second Doctor’s hairdon’t for a ski cap.

    @BC, Tat: GSS!

  19. Pat Collins Says:

    The computer may be dated but you could sell that vaping setup for at least £300 in any headshop, as long as there is a shothole disguised by the stand..

    I had this book when it came out. I am surprised it has not been here before.

  20. fred Says:

    The Philosopher’s stoned.

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