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Mar 30

One of these apes is not like the other onesClick for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: The crew from ‘Extreme Home Makeovers: Jungle Edition’ has arrived.

Published 1987

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: 6.50 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “The Uplift War”

  1. fred Says:

    Needs dolphins. Or Bernadette Peters, uplift war veteran.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aFYCYiSdKw

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Some surprises when Roddy McDowall commandeers the casting for the Planet of the Apes sequels.

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The cover art is fine, but those embossed metallic title fonts are ugh.

    I’m curious whether the “embossed metallic font cover” fad actually helped sell more books…

  4. THX 1139 Says:

    @ARY: Doesn’t everyone like to see their faces on the cover of a book? You can pretend it’s your autobiography!

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Embossing? I suspect it a devious way of smuggling drugs.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Look. In the background. It’s the Pretender!

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Reasonably faithful to the book except for the elfin girl-guide’s codpiece.

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My first thought was “none more green”.

    Second was “is that a jaunty hip?”

    @fred: GSS for finding that video. Bernadette could turn this into a proper song and dance. And it does need dolphins.

    @ARY: Perhaps we’re blessed that publishing costs have gone up and we don’t get shiny embossed fonts any more. About the only thing they were useful for was bouncing sun off it to amuse a cat.

    @B’man: eerie resemblance!

  9. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    If it turns out that embossed metallic title fonts do help sell more books, will ARY overcome his natural revulsion and have a little chat with his publishers?

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tat Wood: that’s a man, baby!

    As said, not that bad a cover, although I find it a bit amusing that the guy is represented by just a head kinda floating back there. I wonder what’s on the left the chimp is pointing out to him?

    (“So you think you can hang with us apes, tough guy? Well, let’s see you eat those grubs on the tree over there. In fact, why don’t you chug ’em?”)

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—Definitely an attempt at a jaunt on that hip, but not quite making it. Some kind of congenital issue, perhaps. All the jaunt seems to be concentrated in the right shoulder.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Is this the sequel to The Uplift Bra ?

  13. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @BC: Yes, in the sequel there is very, very aggressive competition between rival underwear manufacturers. It would take too long to explain how the apes get involved – it’s… complicated.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The third one in the trilogy is The Uplift Hostile Takeover.

  15. DaveM Says:

    Once apon a time I owned a copy of this book with that exact cover! And ludicrous as it seems, the cover is a pretty good snapshot of the events in the book (except the apes should be uplifted chimps, not gorillas). Yep, even the jaunty hip on the alien lass!

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