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May 14

First Original Title: Haulin' Ass Through TimeClick for larger image

Charles Comments: Dancin’ the funky chicken.

You might remember this from here.

Published 1971

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: 7.80 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “Two Hundred Million A. D.”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    The way things are going, this will be one uneventful book.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    At the Jurassic dino-races races the fashions on the field were even more insane than they are today.

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Did he just pee on that wall?

  4. fred Says:

    That afro on the snake just looks silly.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    @Fred That particular snake is known as a frobra.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    What? Not silly enough to be a python?

  7. THX 1139 Says:

    They’ve broken the cardinal rule of retitling: never give the game away and say it’s a retitled book/film or you’ll lessen the chance of it being bought twice by the same person.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    And in case you didn’t know, today is National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Well played, GSS.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    It was thoughtful of them to put the information about the original title in parenthesis, I guess so we wouldn’t think it was part of the blurb. And it adds so much style to the overall design!

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Are we sure the original title wasn’t The Book of Ptass?

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    Original Title: The World of Null-Ass

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Blurb, simplified:
    “There’s some time travel, and battles, and this dude who rules.”

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The exciting tale of a man with an observatory for his head and the chicken-woman who loved him.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The blurb makes no sense, as so often happens here. He was created to rule the world, but had trouble just surviving in it? Whaa? Must have time-traveled improperly.

    At least this title makes more sense than the previous one.

    Snake woman has a proper 1971 ‘fro.

    @JP: bravo for “frobra”, though that could also refer to a very poufy undergarment.

    @BC (10), @B’man (11): GSS!

    @Bruce: make it “a naked man” and it’s perfect. He sure couldn’t pull any shirt over that giant observatory noggin. Butt (ha! typo and I’m leaving it!) he’s standing between the frobra and the chick(en) for protection, so it must be love.

  15. THX 1139 Says:

    I can think of better tributes to the late Betty Wright…

  16. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    The publishers of ‘2000AD’ thought the year was far away enough to sound futuristic for as long as they were in print. – A.E. Van Vogt isn’t going to make the same mistake.

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