Oct 26

Winner of the 1967 Hippie Sci-Fi HugoClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Outta sight! Literally. Keep this out of sight.

Published 1967

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: 7.07 out of 10)

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12 Responses to “The Butterfly Kid”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    OK, clever dick. We get it. You can do hands. But round these parts it’s the feet that matter and I’m seeing any lower extremity action here.

    Seriously, I don’t have a problem with the artwork. Everything else about this cover, though. . .

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Herbert! Herbert! Herbert!

  3. fred Says:

  4. Tor Mented Says:

    Why can’t the hippies get their kicks from outer space?
    Because it’s too far out, man.

  5. Paradoxos Alpha Says:

    Sex, bugs, and rock’n’roll–never goes out of style.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    1968: Barry Letts proposed a daft idea for a ‘Doctor Who’ script. 1972, as Producer, he got Bob Baker and Dave Martin to make the story, with state-of-the-art electronic effects and monophonic synths

    So full marks to Gray Morrow for predicting that, even if he decided to have a ginger Fraser Hines instead of Katy Manning.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I guess you had to have taken the brown acid to see a three-winged butterfly.

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So they missed out the word “groovy” on the cover. And, since there seem to be aliens, why not the obvious “Far out”. Other than that, this is so 1967 it’s frightening. Garish colors, *that* font, the blurb trying so hard to be “with it”.

    @fred: Perfect! GSS.

    *mentally singing “Age of Aquarius*

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Timothy Leary called and wants his font back.

    And that’s why, dudes, you shouldn’t buy drugs from a giant space-bug, no matter how cool his hi-fi sounds.

    (It looks like both the hippies are having sort of a bad trip)

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @BruceAM—I guess you had to have taken the brown acid to see a three-winged butterfly.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – it’s the five winged ones you have to be suspicious of. The three winged ones might just be dealing bravely with a disability.

  12. A. R. Yngve Says:

    The hippies had a new kick – from outer space!

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