Jan 28

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Arthur Dent Comments: The War of the Sexes is apparently a duel.

You might remember this from here.

Published 1979

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: 7.50 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Floating Worlds”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    If Zardoz had starred Yul Brynner and been directed by someone who knew what underpants are.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    I’ve seen this – Hans Moretti catches the bullet in his teeth.

  3. fred Says:

    I see he had to go with the thick heels so he could be the tall one.

  4. Ryan Says:

    I wonder what Freud would say about a picture where the two distinct features are a Luger and that I N C R E D I B L E moustache?

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    If you think the reboot versions of Gomez and Morticia are weird, wait until you see what they’ve done with Wednesday…

  6. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “I’m not getting into another argument about which of us looks more 1970s.”

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Hey, my mustache is up here.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    If those multiple hovering balls are the Floating Worlds, clearly this universe has Loony Tunes cosmology.

  9. daard23 Says:

    @Ryan: To quote Freud “Sometimes a Luger is just a Luger…but not this time”.

  10. fred Says:


  11. Tor Mented Says:

    Him: “Would you like to swap outfits?”
    Her: “I don’t see the point.”

  12. Ryan Says:

    I had to come back to look at that moustache again. It is like something from Hercule Poirot’s fever dreams. The “Damn” guy should have a song for that thing:

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “No, this is how you make a jaunty hip, see? Unlock those legs, push the left knee forward. Hyperextend the right one a bit. Try it again. Give it some feeling this time. And stop showing off that stupid moustache!”

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @fred: I forgot that cover! How could I forget balloonspidercatfish? (And why don’t we use Censorship FrogButterfly more often?)

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    Snidely Whiplash got buff

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Her hip is DEFINITELY jaunty, dammit.

    Evidently the Floating Worlds don’t have good electrical power, and the pink emergency light is all they have.

    Somehow, even with the obvious anatomical differences, she seems more butch to me.

    I have a question about the blurb, too: it makes no sense. Other than both being famous SF writers of the 20th Century, ACC and UKLG had nowt in common in their stories. And this doesn’t look like either of their stuff, nor did the previous cover we saw. Did the Trib writer throw darts at the Big Wheel O’Genre Writers?

    @FB: Perfect.

    @Tor: GSS.

    @Bruce: Which means there should be a “BANG!” banner come out of the guns.

    @BC: Exactly! We shall persevere!

  17. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Djingis Khan Meets Barbarella

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