Sep 03

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Alice comments: I like my men like I like my apartment …

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “The Deadly Sky”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Ten neat and tidy men! See, it’s this sort of thing that makes people think SF is unrealistic.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Yes, they’re throwing out your comics collection!

  3. fred Says:

    The fog comes in on easy to draw feet, and then it asks you for a handout to go away.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Alice … programmed for destruction?

  5. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Attack of the Circue du Soleil clones.

    (Someone unable to draw eyes on the same level probably should not be hired to draw neat and tidy men)

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    Maybe they should reprogram them for tidying up. Then they can start a tidy town business.

  7. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    The book apparently also goes by the title “Ten from Infinity”. The reviews on Goodreads are uniformly meh. But oddly the cover apparently does represent the book—10 cloned individuals, each with 2 hearts, out to conquer the Earth. Oh, and “Ivar Jorgensen” was a housename used by a number of writers including apparently Harlan Ellison. But on this outing it was being used by Paul W Fairman.

  8. Adzel Says:

    @fred: Bravo, sir! Sandburg would be pleased.

    I only count six neat and tidy men. Did the other four fastidiously self-destruct?

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Longtime_Lurker: but were they all wearing leotards?

    Two hearts. Hm. It occurs to me ten Time Lords would probably be surplus to requirements to conquer the Earth (OTOH, the Venusians nearly pulled it off with only Three to Conquer)

    Apropos of nothing, here’s a delightful and Scandinavian-appropriate cover illo to one of Paul Fairman’s /”Ivar Jorgensen’s” stories

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “Ivar Jorgenson” (note spelling) was Robert Silverberg, except once it was Fairman. Spelling was optional I guess?

    As for this cover — it looks like someone had a very bad regeneration. The 2 hearts are all right, but the skulls and right arms are horrific. Maybe the original Gallifreyan was OK, but the process that created these clones was bad. Probably the Master with some dodgy tech again.

    @FB: GSS!

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    🎵 🎶 🎵
    You put your right heart in

    You take your right heart out

    You put your right heart in

    And you shake it all about

    You do the hokey pokey

    And you turn yourself around

    That’s what it’s all about

  12. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @GSSxn: The way they’re drawn reminds me of living playing cards more than Time Lords – and the cover was submitted by Alice.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Vlttp: Curiouser and curiouser!

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Ja, the Scandinavian sci-fi writer Ivar Jorgensen!
    This novel was also released with the alternate title “The Høt Hands Øf Ten Øslo Dentists”…

  15. JJYoyo Says:

    …. And Valentine’s Day would never be the same!

    The second thought I had : Ten Lords a-leaping and a partridge in a pear tree

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