Aug 31

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Mister Peabody comments: I’ll just blend in with this school of fish. He’ll never find me.

You might remember this from here.

Published 1961

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: 7.22 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “City Under the Sea”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Care to victimise any other endangered species? When he’s on land, does he ride a panda?

  2. Dr Bob Says:

    Shark muses thoughtfully: Hmmm. He forgot to include stirrups or any sort of safety straps. So I just need to do a barrel-roll and then… lunchtime!

  3. Adzel Says:

    Looks like a book I could really sink my teeth into.

  4. fred Says:

    W/o bubbles I am unconvinced this is underwater. Could be a foggy day at any random location.

    The Ace Double Novel cover. I like the Cyclops style eyewear. If they continue swimming they’ll find out what Space Scotsman has under his kilt.

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    The blue man realized too late that he didn’t know how to drive a Barracuda with a stick shift.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    The human goldfish somehow manages to have a goofier expression on his face than the fish he’s hiding among which has to merit some sort of award.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Where’s the city?

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    John Gregson regrets signing up for this aquatic sequel to ‘Genevieve’ – but not as much as Kenneth More does.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Sharks with frickin’ joysticks on their heads! (GSS, @Tor Mented)

    One would think the fellow in back lighting him up with a spotlight would be rather noticeable, but a lot of Look Behind You protagonists are remarkably unobservant.

    The blue fellow is probably a member of some sort of Undersea Race, but it’s hard to see if the chap in front has been somehow been modified for watery survival or just is really, really good at holding his breath.

    @Bibliomancer: perhaps they’re in the less populated Sub-urbs?

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    Those fish really want that guy to get the frick away from them.

  11. Raoul Says:

    Dr. Evil: You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads!

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    You can tell shark man just had a good idea because of the light bulb going off in his head.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So you’re being chased by an armed shark-riding guy equipped with his own flashlight… and you turn your eyes and your weapon away from him. SMRT.

    This is much more dull and less flashy than the other cover but that’s to be expected in both country and time period difference. Except I’m pretty sure there’s a shark-riding guy with a built in headlight in the book.

    @fred: Good find, sir! Possibly the least-goofy cover this book ever got.

  14. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Is it just me, or does the foreground figure look like Adolf Hitler after a makeover, with a different hairstyle and no moustache?

    @Fred: I hope he’s wearing something underneath, kilts not being very suitable for zero G conditions.

  15. THX 1139 Says:

    @Verylate: JoJo Shark?

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I don’t think Adolf’s gams were ever that shapely.

  17. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @GSSxn: But after some time at the gym, a new hairstyle and losing the moustache, he’s like a new man. He’s feeling totally ubermensch and looking beach body ready.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Vlttp: So that makes the guy on the fish Weisenthal? Could be!

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