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Delores Comments: He could be killed but not drilled. Drilled but not chilled. Chilled but not billed …

Published 1962

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: 5.86 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “Un-Man and Other Novellas”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Not many people know about the brief but glorious “Luchadore Sci-Fi” fad of 1962.

    (See also the movie “Samson Vs. the Vampire Women”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJDkuBeV_QA )

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    He could be Kill Billed but not Bill Killed. Also he could be gimped but not pimped.

  3. fred Says:

    I don’t believe for one minute he used that tiny shovel to bury someone and not get a speck of dirt anywhere on himself.

  4. THX 1139 Says:

    Wow, Doctor Seuss really branched out, huh?

  5. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Is that Gary Unman in the space helmet?

    Now the other one’s buried in the ground, they can be tilled but not unkilled.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    He could be worried but not buried; buried but not worried.

    Hey, anyone can play this game!

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Un-man: any relation to the un-born a couple covers back?

    If he’s been killed but cannot be stilled, does that mean he’s going to do a proper zombie lunge out of that grave and guarantee Spade Boy dirties his nice clean spacesuit?

    After being stilled, could he be distilled?

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    “Crap, did I forget to take the keys to the spaceship from his pocket?”

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    Wittering and Zigo could be killed and stilled, apparently.

  10. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    I assume all the stories promise thrills and spills then?

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—you could play this game, and game this play, at the same time!

    @fred—GSS! 😉

  12. Ryan Says:

    @3 Fred, plus, using that short-handled shovel to bury a body would mean that his fishbowl helmet ought to be about half-full of sweat.

    Unless the burying spaceman is also a magician using special magical space-powers to inter the corpse with ease. Then he would be enchanted to be planted.

  13. THX 1139 Says:

    “I’m free!”

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The blurber had been reading Dr. Seuss to his kid every night for a year. It carried over into his work. Maybe his boss was a jerk Turk (Kidding — bet there weren’t any Turks working there at that time).

    The art is also WTF. A white gimp mask with red splotchy logo, a suspiciously clean spacesuit, an implausibly close planet. Not Emsh’s best. The foreground alone is fine, a bit poignant, but those background elements ruin it.

    @fred: Doesn’t look like he actually dug a hole, just piled up the dirt over the body. I’m guessing his suit is some Space-Age Wonder Fiber (TM) that repels dirt as well as having those kicky contrasting sleeves.

    @Bruce: My thoughts regarding the zombie potential exactly! If he can’t be stilled, why bother to bury him? Or it looks like he didn’t dig a hole, just piled up the dirt over the body. Maybe spacesuit man didn’t know about the Un-Man non-stilling and boy is he in for a surprise.

    Listening to some music via the newly-free Amazon Music streaming channels. It’s pop of my high school/Mr. xn’s college years, so we’re chilled.

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Floating gimp head: “Wait till they get a load of me.”

    @GSS ex-noob; an implausibly close planet? You’re not looking at the bubble helmet on the grave’s cross, er, stick, are you?

  16. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Small… far away, small… far away.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: So it is! I need an eye checkup and new glasses but am not about to go to a health care facility. I stand by my condemnation of the gimp/luchador mask.

    Where did shovel-boy find the stick on that flat empty plain? And should he have put it through the other’s heart instead?

  18. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @GSSxn: A giant floating head in the sky would confuse anybody’s sense of scale. A giant floating head in the sky wearing a gimp mask could confuse your sense of everything!

  19. Ray P Says:

    So embarrassed at appearing on this cover he insisted on the mask.

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