Oct 22

On the shores of Gitche Gumee ...Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: I don’t think that the blurb writer understands how time works. And the illustrator has some interesting ideas about what occurs underwater.

Tag Wizard: And that brings Ryan Week to an end here at GSS. Thanks for the mother lode of covers.

Published 1975

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: 5.80 out of 10)

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10 Responses to “Ice and Iron”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “I’d like to examine him, but I can’t see shit in this hood.”

  2. fred Says:

    #He’s not totally naked Jim!

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    “Since we brought these tiny fishing rods, and he’s dead, would it be unethical to use him as bait?

  4. Bruce A Munro Says:

    When you’re too macho to dress appropriately for your time-travel adventure.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Hurry up, Earl. it feels as though the canoe of Damocles were hovering over us.”

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    Naked Primitives! In Y-Fronts!

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Naked primitives were dropping to Earth…”

    It’s raining men, hallelujah?

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    If they’re so primitive, why do they have tailored undies on? In either past or future, wouldn’t loincloths be more expected? Are they coming from the far future of maybe 1978?

    What in the name of Aurignacian Man did Darrell Sweet think made sense about the top and bottom halves of the cover vis a vis each other?

    At first I thought the object lying next to the bottom primitive was a rubber chicken.

    Couldn’t the blurb have just said “Naked (mostly) primitives were dropping to earth from a savage future”? It’s not like SF readers weren’t already familiar with both time travel and post-apocalyptic barbarians at this point.

    I attended many cons with Bob Tucker (“smooooth!”), and he didn’t deserve this cover or blurb.

    @Bruce: Amen.

  9. THX 1139 Says:

    He won’t need an iron if he’s naked anyway.

  10. A. R. Yngve Says:

    DID YOU KNOW that many blurb writers suffers from crippling dyslexia?
    Give, and give generously, to the Editorial Dyslexia Fund, so that blurbs like these can be avoided.

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