Jun 29

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Ashurbanipal Comments Disney World’s new “Mister Toad’s Wild Ride” attraction is something else.

Published 1973

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: 5.38 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Frontiers 1: Tomorrow’s Alternatives”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Froggy went a-courtin’…

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “As our new Empress, your regalia will be the giant frog hat.”
    “Just the frog hat.”

  3. fred Says:

    Android dreaming of alternative space sheep.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Only the intro’s by Frank Herbert (who never met an amphibian he didn’t like) so which story’s got the Bufo-slash?

  5. jrdelirious Says:

    I’m not liking some of the alternatives, already…

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    She started out innocently kissing the frog to see if he turned into a prince.

    Then the situation got out of hand.

  7. B.Chiclitz Says:

    I think both creatures on this cover, whatever they are, need some attitude readjustment lessons.

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    Grant Wood’s “American Frogthic.”

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    Jellie Bellie™ really shouldn’t ask the public what new flavors they want.

  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    What are tomorrow’s alternatives? Next Thursday? A fortnight from Monday? The 37th of June? (I’m assuming this is a guidebook for the confused time-traveller.) No doubt the stories are worthwhile but based on the title the book got the cover it deserved.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    I wonder if it’s a horny toad.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Today is the tomorrow this book was looking towards.

    Yet even with a worldwide pandemic, ecological problems, failure of leadership, looming recession…

    I’m glad this isn’t the alternative!

    I was going to start @-ing people for a hearty GSS, but as it turns out, everyone deserves it. Exceptionally witty, especially for a Monday.

    So GSS to all!

  13. DaveM Says:

    “We asked you for a cover fit for a collection of stories from some of the greatest minds in SF, and you give us a woman sitting in a giant frog. How do you intend to fix this disaster?”
    ‘… I could make the woman’s nipples visible?’
    “GENIUS! I’ll see you get a (modest) bonus!”

  14. Crow Jane Says:

    This is not what is meant by the word “toadstool.”

  15. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Few people know today, that the Great Videogame Crash of 1983 wasn’t caused by the “E.T.” cartridge fiasco, but in fact by the almost forgotten “Frogger Exxxtreme” – the game Konami didn’t want you to see…

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