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Jun 29

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Raoul Comments: The Sleeper Wakes … up after his pillow explodes.

Published 1976

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: 7.83 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “The Sleeper Awakes”

  1. fred Says:

    Needs more veins.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    I’ve read this and I don’t remember any light consensual bondage. In fact the protagonist is a bit of a prude – he smashes the porno video he’s given to keep himself ‘occupied’ when he wakes up in the future. (Yes, you read that right, H.G. Wells invented the porno video.)

    Also, there’s absolutely no teleporting anywhere in the book at all.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    Nick Brimble regrets not plugging in that electric drill properly.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Sleeper wasn’t awake when he took his morning shower.
    Forgot to rinse off the soap.

  5. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The Sleeper was left in the icebox too long and now he’s got freezer burn.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I know Wells was a brilliant prophet of the future, but, really, is it such a leap to determine that a sleeper awakes? A sleeper either awakes or doesn’t, in which case he’s dead and there’s not much to write about.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    He looks like he’s playing city side beach volleyball.

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The Sleeper Teleports.

    His… neck thingy seems to be the part of this cover the artist really liked.

  9. THX 1139 Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: As I remember it, the sleeper is a man in suspended animation awakening far into the future for some of Wells’ predictions/rants. So a momentous waking. It’s not about some bloke getting up, scratching his balls and making himself his first coffee of the day.

  10. THX 1139 Says:

    In fact, this cover is more The Sleeper Does The Funky Gibbon, now I think of it.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @THX 1139: In the Grimdark Future, there will only be novelty dances.

    Perhaps we can agree on “The Sleeper Wakes after a long, long. long, Rip Van Winkle isn’t even in it, long, long sleep?”

    The artist clearly intended to communicate _something_ with the Sleeper’s fuzzy right side, but has failed to pull it off.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @THX 1139—I would think after such a long, long sleep one would exactly go for a good ball scratching! 😉

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The Sleeper Awakes… after a long nap while packed in those little styrofoam pellets that fill beanbag chairs.

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: by Jove, I think you’ve got it.

  15. A. R. Yngve Says:

    The H.G. Wells / Stephenie Meyer crossover nobody asked for:
    WHEN THE FANGED SLEEPER AWAKES

    After 200 years in coma, Edward Cullen arises in a world where he’s the richest glittery vampire in the world… and seeks out Anastasia Steele – sorry, Bella Swan – oh, who cares?

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