Dec 10

'Can you help me with this home-arrest collar?'Click for larger image

Marvin Comments: In case of girlfriend emergency, break glass.

Published 1964

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: 7.40 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Suspension”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    The suspended animation chamber was her only chance of escaping Dave’s ridiculous honey-dripping fetish.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    You can tell she’s reached the future because smoke alarms are fitted.

  3. fred Says:

    Estelle Getty/GW Bailey – ‘Mannequin’….I think.

  4. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Remember, she declines sharply in value if you take her out of the original packaging!

    The guy looks mildly miffed – perhaps he’s annoyed that the Girl Under Glass is wearing more clothes than they usually do.

  5. fred Says:

    Her name is Catherine, his is Mezak, and he is more romantic than her wildest dreams. Really, it says so on the back cover.

  6. Ryan Says:

    Based on the sheepish look on the Collared Man’s face, his inner monologue is, “Aw, nuts, I forget to include Queen Crimson’s space-scepter when I encased her in Lucite!”

  7. Adzel Says:

    Before the hibernation vault sealed her away for a thousand years, the last thing Helen heard was the dulcet tones of Bryan Ferry’s “Another Time, Another Place.”

  8. NomadUK Says:

    Joe was always reluctant to be seen at the gym with his full submissive collar and kneepads on, but having purchased the new jazzercise DVD, he could look forward to a great workout every day in the privacy of his basement!

  9. Bruce Munro Says:

    @NomadUk: Gotta agree, that’s not exactly a sensical outfit. “Mezak” looks like he’s buying a spacesuit on the installment plan- and putting on the bits as they arrive. Next month, the crotch armor!

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Does he really have go-faster stripes on his thighs?

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    And speaking of buying the spacesuit on the installment plan — look at the straps on Mezak’s left leg. They have clearly been added later with a felt-tip marker.

  12. Hammy Says:

    Think of the surprise the reader gets when they open the book and read all about how to remove and replace the springs and dampers on their automobile!

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    “Oh no, he brought me martian petunias again. How am I going to tell him I don’t like martian petunias, or him. I’ll just go into stasis until he dies of old age. Then I won’t have to deal with it.”

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @JuanPaul: I’ll just go into stasis until he dies of old age.

    Finally, the solution to all forms of social awkwardness.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I looked at the cover and at first glance I was thinking “This must be a pulp trash quickie”… and then I looked down to see the dread sigil “Fanthorpe”. Might have taken H. Fox longer to paint this cover than it did to write the book.

    @Bruce: LOL. I don’t think he cares about her value.

    @Ryan: Exactly what it looks like to me as well. I’d say he’s more dorky than her wildest dreams. That outfit of random pieces isn’t romantic at all.

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