Nov 12

Two full length novels. In 173 pages!Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: A poor man’s two-fer Tuesday.

Thanks to Ms Cartwright for sending this in!

Published 1967

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: 4.63 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “Special Delivery / Star Gladiator”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    1: A hitherto unexpected benefit of Earth’s Global warming.

    2: “Woah, it’s difficult enough to steer without you being a maniac at me!”

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Now, I kinda like this cover. It’s like schlocky two B-movie posters printed next to each other.

    Those spaceships are dated, though…

  3. fred Says:

    1. The bloody UPS/FedEx wars.

    2. ‘I love you Spartacus.’

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    1. She is totally telegraphing her intentions.

    2. Given the goofy monster, I think one man can survive the brutally lame 50 worlds for quite a while.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    1. Hey. My eyes are up here. And my O’s.

    2. Prince Lothar vs Space Dumbo

  6. Lillie Awesome Says:

    I see the Unknown Artist Institute is still offering its Painting Bras For People Who Have Clearly Never Worn a Bra Before class, so that’s nice. I can only assume the professor gave extra credit for physically impossible low-rise pants.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    1. Two alien spaceship fleets are about to collide head on and render the entire battle moot.

    2. He really needs a much longer chain on that mace to have any chance of striking dumbosaurus.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Blimey! Deuce Doubles.

    The first one’s more intriguing – a woman who can blow smoke-rings through her ears is a better premise for a book thana man training to fight Build-a-Bear Workshop leftovers.

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    @BC: Lol at “dumbosaurus.” Sums it up perfectly.

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Is the Space Mod Girl wearing sunglasses? (Space Mod Girl uses hypno-beam! It’s super-effective!)

    Is that a spacecraft trailer park they’re standing in front of? The Earth in the background seems to be on fire, which suggests the Earthlings are more running around and screaming at this point than unaware.

    If you look at the closeup, Dumbosaurus appears to have a humanoid head and is wearing a hairnet over an impressive ‘do. Or maybe just very odd back muscles.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Haven’t we seen the “Star Gladiator” art before? Or at least one that looks just like it.

    So odd to see two completely different covers on the same page. It’s supposed to be dos a dos, like Ace doubles.

    Novel. I do not think that word means what they think it means. Under 90 pages each, they’re novellas and barely add up to one novel.

    1. I don’t think Earth is unaware — it appears to be on fire, at least the atmosphere. If anyone’s still alive, they know something’s wrong.

    Ms. Visible Waves has a very jaunty stance. Why is she lightly clad in spandex and the other guy is in full spacesuit? @Lillie Awesome is right about the impossibility of her outfit. Unless the aliens have vastly different clothing material.

    This is not Neville’s best-known work, blurb writer.

    2. That short furry loincloth is going to give no coverage when he swings his tiny little mace at Doofasaurus.

    I’d agree with @BC that it’s an inadequate weapon, but I’m not sure how long the dorkasaur can fly. He might be swinging it around (a-HEM) just to combat boredom before it comes crashing to the ground

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    How long can a lone Dumbosaurus survive the savagery of 49 worlds plus some bald guy with a club?

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—definitely a jaunty hip, there. Glad you mentioned it. I think those pants might be called “Plumber’s Crack Specials.”

  14. Calyx Says:

    She: “This is my favourite toy! A slinky!”
    He: “Huh, we have much better things where I come from.”

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