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Jul 13

Ice, ice baby!Click for larger image

Raoul Comments: I-cy dead people!

Published 1973

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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16 Responses to “The Ice People”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Ladies and gentleman, introducing modesty refraction. But, yes, he’s still dickless.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Never go to sleep on an argument.

  3. fred Says:

    I’ve seen Lifeforce, so let’s just let Sleeping Beauty be.

  4. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Kudos to the editor who managed to botch a rave quote from the frickin’ NEW YORK TIMES. Way to go, Einstein!

    (I leave it to you, the esteemed GSS panel, to judge how to properly use a bankable review quote on a cover – but this surely ain’t it.)

  5. Ryan Says:

    Cover illustration lacks credibility because the woman is not placing her icy feet in the small of the man’s back.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    That reminds me, I must check the use-by date on that Ralgex I found in the bathroom.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I guess her warm heart melted the modesty ice cube, and his chilled blood snapped off his shaft.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    She’s thinking: “I wonder if he’s thinking about other women”

    He’s thinking: “I wonder if she knows about shrinkage”

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Of course he’s dickless. Surrounded by ice, I’d expect his genitals to have completely inverted.

    The only question is why her nips aren’t cutting their way out of the ice.

    I suppose this is a scene from early in the book, as there won’t be much action while they’re both still frozen.*

    @ARY: IKR? Way to bury the lede with putting the NYT quote after the generic description.

    *I was going to make a “Let It Go” joke here, but you can make up your own.

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Remember to properly shrink wrap your humans before storing them in ice, or there will be freezer burn. (Which looks like freezer bum, now that I look at it.)

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    @Fred: I’ve seen “Lifeforce,” and if I remember correctly, Mathilda May had a remarkable pair of companions.

  12. Hammy Says:

    The author’s name puts me in mind of a rather lame MST3K line….

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So I’m thinking the light at top and around them is defrosting them?

    We’ll soon see if there’s freezer bum. Er, burn. Either. Both.

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    @Hammy: Well, as a diehard MiSTie, I’ve been wracking my brain. What is the rather lame MST3K line?

  15. Hammy Says:

    @Tor (prev.):

    It’s from the credits of Cave Dwellers (MST301).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKO6M8heGU0

    Opening credits of the movie, about six minutes in. One of the actors is Charles Borromel, and one of the “guys” says “Borromel, the thorough but gentle laxative….” (a paraphrase of the tag line from an ad for a laxative called Dulcolax).

    I saw that the author’s name is Barjavel, so in my mixed-up mind, I got “Barjavel, the through but gentle laxative….”

  16. Tor Mented Says:

    @Hammy: Gotcha.
    I have a special love for Cave Dwellers: It’s one of the first eps I saw.

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