Jun 23

My Eyes Are Up Here HeisenbergClick for larger image

Ryan Comments All I know is that this cover does not just draw the Eyes of Heisenberg, but every young red-blooded American boy’s eyes.

You might remember this from here.

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: 8.25 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Eyes of Heisenberg”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    The eyes of Heisenberg. The chair of Trump.

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    They’re sort of like beer goggles, but much more powerful.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    “Yesss… the perspective in the Throne Room has always been… how you Earthmen say… wonky.”

  4. fred Says:

    Looks more like a ‘Box of Schrodinger’ cover to me.

  5. Tweet Jane Says:

    Check out the ankle monitor. She’s under house arrest.

  6. Dr Bob Says:

    So the most terrifying mutation ever is… the inability to sit up properly in a chair? She’ll be putting her elbows on the table and talking with her mouth full next. The horror, the horror!

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    Artist Paul Alexander was last seen here on the cover of “The Winds of Gath.” Apparently he specializes in women with crowns bigger than the rest of their clothing sitting on fantastical thrones. And just like with “Gath,” it’s remarkable how something can be so kitschy and yet so bland at the same time.

  8. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Even in the future, the highways are under perpetual construction.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    The chair is to help her stick to the Uncertainty Principle: we can know her mass, her velocity but not her precise position.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Herbert also wrote a novel about a stoner named Eisenburg, so until you actually read the title, it is both “The Eyes of Heisenburg” and “The Highs of Eisenburg” at the same time!

  11. Ryan Says:

    That hat, though. The hat prefigures the time to come when we get our first pope from Thailand.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘The most terrifying mutation ever’: cover depicts eleven year old boy.

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    @BC – Are you absolutely certain about that?

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s better than the previous cover, at least it will get favorable attention from some buyers instead of scaring them all away. Not that it’s good, mind you, or it wouldn’t be here.

    There appears to be another throne to the right. Is this a ride like the Haunted Mansion, with the swiveling chairs on a fixed track?

    @Dr. Bob: She can’t sit upright with her Thai Pope hat on. It’s too heavy. That’s why she has to slouch and lean her head back against that giant headrest. The combo of that and the ankle monitor keep her from escaping custody.

    @Tor: I was thinking this looked like something we’d seen recently. I guess Paul was the go-to guy when you wanted… that sort of thing.

    @Lillie, @Tat: the chair highway being under perpetual construction, nobody knows her exact position.

    (Joke contemporary with cover: is that Carson’s fabled Slauson cutoff?)

    @B’man: Dr. Pauli says nobody can possibly see both those books on the same shelf at the same time.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—That’s right. Either the bookshelf, or the reader, must collapse

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Collapse of reader probably dependent on the cover art.

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Can we get a “Man Hands” tag?

  18. Hammy Says:


    “Man hands”? Get a load of that jawline!

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @prev. and @prev.: Let’s just put on the “dude looks like a lady” tag and call it a week.

  20. fred Says:

    “The Eves of Heisenberg’ would make a good series cover wise.

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