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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: 8.88 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:

    “THIS. IS NOT. SPARTA!!!”
    *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.

    https://www.sfgateway.com/titles/lionel-fanthorpe/supernatural-stories-featuring-the-golden-warrior/9781473213890/?v2=true

    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:

    https://awfullibrarybooks.net/st-patricks-day-special/

  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.

    https://darkemeraldtales.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/merrow-male.jpg?w=254&h=300

    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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