Nov 24

War, Famine, Plague, and LarryClick for larger image

Arthur Dent Comments: Armageddon Outta Here

Published 1989

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: 6.13 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “The Armageddon Crazy”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Oh, and he had a cool drone with him.” – The Revelation of John

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    I can’t believe it’s not Baen*.

    *Well, actually, I can – there are no random explosion, but otherwise.

  3. fred Says:

    I don’t think Orson Welles would have had Death wearing a jaunty plume, unless he cast Rita Hayworth in the role.

  4. fred Says:

    I can’t believe it’s not Baen.*

    *”Well, actually, I can – none of the Horsemen have big boobs.”

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    @fred I think the grim reaper has boobs. And they may be fabulous.

  6. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Famine feels underdressed.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    Armageddon Crazy. Ar U A geddon crazy?

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Mick, would it kill you to include a noun?

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Of all the badness, what maybe gets me the most is that horse tongue.

    I’m thinking the two in black might be female?

    Having “The” in the title just makes it so awkward grammatically. Either leave that out and lean in to the pun, or put a noun on the end, as Tat suggested. I see upon further searching that the other edition didn’t have the “The”, so bad show, Del Rey.

    And here’s the man himself:

  10. A. R. Yngve Says:

    2020: The Official Novelization

  11. Tracy Says:

    I can barely recognize the four horsemen of the apocalypse in this cover. Death and War look too much alike and so do Famine and Pestilence, who look like they’re wearing short terrycloth bathrobes, and one has on a swimming cap. Did they just visit the public pool? And what does the Chrysler building have to do with any of this? And that random attack helicopter spewing black smoke?

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tracy: apparently the book takes place in NYC, so the Chrysler Building is at least correct. I agree that the four horsepersons look way too much alike and not as scary as they should. The goofy horse tongue on Famine’s steed doesn’t help either.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob, @Tracy: Well, from the blurb it seems this may be some sort of “Sixth Column”[1] – type technological trick, so perhaps this is just the Beta version of the Four HorsePersons.


  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: that’s a boss for you, always insisting you launch the software product on the date they want it, not the time it’s ready. I blame the Horseman of Publicity.

    At least Orson Welles* believed no wine should be sold before its time.

    *cf. @fred, #3 and the blurb; thus we go full circle. This is the way.

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