May 18

Armor gonna bash your head inClick for larger image

Roscoe Comments: I can’t make any sense out of this blurb.

Published 1984

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: 5.50 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “Armor”

  1. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “This impregnable armor can be yours if THE PRICE IS RIGHT!”

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Straight for the groin. Those aliens fight dirty.

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    Both parties look pretty placable to me. One of them is better at standing upright, though.

  4. fred Says:

    ‘You are
    what you do
    when it counts.”

    The Masao

    First half of the book is excellent, second half not quite as good.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Guaranteed impregnable armor available now! Only 20 Galactic Credits at Tharg’s Chrono-Confused Armor and armaments Emporium. (Note: plasma rifles are not warranteed for use as bludgeons. Customers are recommended to include the mace and flail addon pack for all your crushing needs.)

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    What price a verb?

  7. Ryan Says:

    As Fred says in @4 above, the first part of the book is top quality stuff, and although a little boring when I consider it today, the cover does a decent job of telling you what you are getting. I bought this book new based completely on this cover back in the 80s, so it worked on me!

    I put this one in a trifecta of “bug-fighting futures” along with Joe Haldeman’s “Forever War” (1974) and Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers” (1959) If you read one, read them all.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Intergalactic Lobster House: freshest giant crustaceans in the Local Cluster! You pick them, you stun them, you shell them! We give you your combat armor and unlimited dipping sauce!

  9. A. R. Yngve Says:

    This soldier could’ve been doing desk work, but he just kept bashing his computers to pieces with whatever was at hand.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I thought “impregnable armor” was another name for a chastity belt. Also, why should the alien be implacable when it doesn’t even have teeth?

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Maybe they should have spent more on weapons and ammo, if ARMOR man is reduced to bashing giant bug over the head with his rifle?

    GSS to all. Primo content.

    @Bruce: I heard that in 1977 Dan Ackroyd voice. Was that your intent?

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: I see you’re aware of some of the classics.

  13. Cornelius Says:

    Armour-gedden out of here.

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