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It’s a Two-fer Tuesday: “Earthman, Go Home” Party

Good Show Sir comments:

1. “Earthman, Go Home!” screeches the lizard creature.

2. “Earthman, Come Back!” We forgot about our scheduled maintenance.

Thanks to Roger McC for sending one in.

You might remember this from here.

Published 1964, 1968

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 “Earthman, Go Home!”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    #1 Not sure what’s going on here but our hero seems to be enjoying it way to much.

    #2 Robbie’s a bit red-faced about being reduced to appearing on this cover. He probably should have taken that job in the porno instead.

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    #1: Ted felt much better after he turned his radio off. No more annoying yells of “aah, it’s the killer space-crabgrass” or “Oh no, incoming missiles.”

    #2: “Cover for an SF collection? Guess i’ll just throw on a few robots from my movie magazines, draw them inaccurately enough to avoid copyright issues, dye it red, and call it a day,”

    Later: “That’s an alien, not a robot? Heh, I made a more interesting cover by accident!”

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    1: “Squawk! Oh, the humanity! Wait, I’m not human.”

    2: “Forry, go home!”

  4. fred Says:

    #2 Mrs. Robbie is hot.

    Bluejay special edition cover. Authors signature in 2nd picture. Chum-ness to all.

    https://biblio.co.uk/book/ellison-wonderland-ellison-harlan/d/1130086400#gallery-1

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    @fred: What a revolting development this is!

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    #1 I know that look. He’s relieving himself in his spacesuit.

    #2 The planet of misfit robots?

  7. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @Bruce (#2) – Ironic that the playing fast and loose with intellectual property happens on a Harlan Ellison cover, of all things.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    @JuanPaul (#1): It’sa Harlequin Elsan.

    @THX (3, #1): a magazine called ‘Half-Forgotten Monsters of Filmland’ might have been more use but wouldn’t have sold.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    For maximum enjoyment, imagine Harlan yelling this title from the podium at the Hugo awards.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—and for even more fun, imagine him standing on a milk crate so the audience can see him. GSS!

    (RIP Harlan, our favorite target, but also the guy who gave us Dangerous Visions , but also the guy who did a lot of stuff we can’t resist spoofing.)

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    #1 Today’s COVID-19 lecture.
    Figure on the left really needs to wash his hands for 20 full seconds.
    Figure in the middle shows the proper way to wear a full-face mask.
    Stupid alien on the right needs to learn how to sneeze into his elbow, not on his claw.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    On cover number 2 I see Robbie the Robot and the robot woman from Metropolis. Anyone have any idea where they ripped the other two from?

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @JuanPaul, the one furthest to the left is one of the alien invaders from “Earth vs the Flying Saucers” in its space suit/combat armor (the metal boxing gloves shoot disintegrator rays, and can punch people maybe?)

    I dunno who the third robot is.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    #1: “Moving ever-forward… because we can’t turn our heads.”

    #2: “Earthman go home… to the movie robot museum.” (Or the homemade costumes in a small con’s masquerade at the time)

    I wish Harlan were here to snark to/with us about these.

    @fred: Uhhh… “good” find. Cheesemongery.

    GSS to:

    Bruce, THX, Tat, B’man, BC.

    That ought to learn me to skip a day here.

    Meanwhile, I woke up to find the sky here the exact color of the top half of the sky on #1. Not disconcerting at all, no. How’s everyone else’s apocalypse going?

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    #GSS – the 40 degree temperature drop since Monday and the 60 mile an hour wind gusts yesterday signified nothing, I’m sure!

  16. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Gritty tales about the terror and danger of infinity, from the pens of Georg Cantor, David Hilbert and Kurt Gödel!”

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