Mar 17

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Roger the Engineer Comments: “Don’t shoot me until I finish my happy dance.”

Published 1958

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: 7.82 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Out of This World”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Yeah, The Village People said they had to let me go… but I’ll show them! I’ll show them all!”

  2. fred Says:

    I thought it was always teenagers who saw events like this in graveyards.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    *kicks gravestone over*

  4. Tor Mented Says:

    You put your left greave in.
    You put your left greave out.
    You put your left greave in
    And you shake it all about.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    Greaves but no soles or sandals: impractical, especially in a graveyard (all those needles) but at least it allows the artist to gloat.

    I can draw feet! Look, toes! Behold my approximately-accurate toenails!

    All of this distracts from the bizarre way he’s holding his dagger. Has he got Action Man wrists?

  6. fred Says:

    More covers that graced this quality publication. The Fanthorpes were heavily involved, so quality is guaranteed.

    The Gliding Wraith: If he was really asleep in his chair why did he glide across the street?

    The Mountain Thing: It staggered from the mountain cave … savage … hideous … part man, part beast.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    🎶 I . . . love a parade 🎶

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    I thought the suit guy was pointing a gun but on further inspection he just has a badly deformed right hand.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Did he belong to this world…or another”

    Given that this is entitled “Out of this world: supernatural stories”, I’m going with #2.

    He came to this world…to perform interpretive dance.

    “With a mere wave of his hand, the Golden Warrior goofified Ted.”

  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    Genghis of Thebes – the man with the moves. Booberella is just out of frame this time. It was the Fifties after all.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    @Bmancer: I thought it was a gun at first, too. After a closer look, I now believe he is playing an invisible piano for the Golden Warrior to dance to.

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    (Man in back:) Wo-ee-yaw, come out and da-aaaance.
    Wo-ee-yaw, come out and da-aaaance.

  13. Raoul Says:

    ♫ He did the mash
    He did the monster mash
    The monster mash
    It was a graveyard smash … ♫

  14. Cornelius Says:

    “Okay, maybe I won’t ask him for my curtains back.”

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’Mancer—that hand balances the deformed left foot of our Drum Major D’Or, apparently the sad victim of a quadruple toe amputation, maybe the effect of kicking one too many gravestones..

  16. NomadUK Says:

    Mulder returns from checking out the mysterious gravestones to find that Scully has gone for a serious change of look.

  17. Daard23 Says:

    This time the badger really does look like he’s embarrassed about this cover. “Maybe if I just slink away quietly, I can escape before this is published “.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Is this another Fanthorpe Special? (checks) Yes, of course it is.

    @Tag: Please to add Rev. F to the tags.

    Run, badger, run!

    Why is the generically ancient warrior dancing in a modern-looking cemetery? Why is he in full armor except for being barefoot?

    Is the guy in the suit wielding a small cannon? No, he apparently has a broken arm.

    Why can the artist draw feet (or at least 60% of toes) but not hands?

    Here’s a thought: everything but the suit guy and maybe the cemetery look ancient-ish. Maybe suit guy is the Man From Another World!

    GSS to all, again.

    @fred: Good (for GSS values of) find!

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I realize it’s already the 18th in much of the world, but here’s something I didn’t think you should miss:

  20. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: I see they’re playing against type by making the mermaid a mere-guy. Too bad traditionally male Irish mermaids (or “merrows”) were generally ugly as hell.

    Is it me or is the fiddle player apparently buried in the ground up to his chest? Maybe he’s a ghost fiddler arising from his unmarked grave.

    I won’t say anything about the title: it’s just a bit too obvious a target.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: I knew this was not to be missed.

    Whoever thought that art was good and the title was fine probably went to work for Baen.

  22. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Talk to the hand!”

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