Dec 16

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Slobodan Comments: old man in new world … learns a new dance step!

Published 1949

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: 7.31 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “Worlds of Wonder”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Oh, you can laugh, but this guy was wearing a mask before it was a rule.

  2. fred Says:

    From ancient history when cover artists could draw a proper foot. Will wonders never cease.

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    Three yellow futures: a global empire of sleek new cities; a crashing Lancaster bomber and… swans in flame?

  4. NomadUK Says:

    Nothing funny to add, just noting that my dad had this edition of this book on his shelf my entire life. I remember seeing it when I was young and being fascinated by the cover. Strangely, I never got around to actually reading it, and I’m not quite sure where it is now; I hope I asked my mother to hang onto it after he died so that I can someday collect it and read it.

  5. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Flames! Explosions! Space shells! World capitals! And zombies that boogie down! All this and more, in “Worlds of Wonder!”

    (Legal disclaimer: may not actually contain hip zombies)

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This guy needs the vaccine, stat!

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    ♫ He did the mash
    He did the monster mash ♫

  8. Francis Boyle Says:

    I thought only attractive women could do that with their bodies.

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    “Oh, Mr. Firefly, aren’t YOU the flatterer!”

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I wonder who in the world thought this was a good idea. And who in the world thought the anatomy was a good idea too. And if the cover of this led to Stapledon’s death shortly thereafter.

    I give grudging respect to the idea of putting the titles of the 3 stories on the cover, but take points away for not making it clear that’s what they are, so that it looks like a badly punctuated sentence.

    I think would like to ask for tags relating to:

    old man take a look at my life
    dickless wonder

    Between yesterday and today, it’s a cracking good week here at GSS.

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    The old man weaved when he should dodged.

  12. A. R. Yngve Says:

    I will assume there was a printer mix-up, and the book of creepy Japanese horror got the cover with stars and planets instead.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: I think you’ve explained it.

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