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Charles Comments: Nothing to see here. Just a robot topping off his gas tank.

You might remember this from here. And here. And here.

Published 1993

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: 6.50 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “The Naked Sun”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Man, this Kraftwerk concert is depressing now there’s only one guy left.

  2. A. R. Yngve Says:

    All these “Asimov’s Robots” book covers we’ve seen before have a definite “slash fanfic” vibe about them, and this one’s no different.

    “Daneel Olivaw gently pushed the long, glistening power cord into his robot body, while Elijah Baley watched in rapt silence…”

  3. fred Says:

    All of these covers are a ting free zone.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    Does the existence of a naked sun suggest that there is such a thing as a clothed sun? What would a clothed sun wear? A cardigan? A tube top?

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    @JuanPaul: a Dyson Sphere?

    Nice to see David Byrne’s moved out of his Doc Brown look into something a bit more Pet Shop Boys-ish.

  6. daard23 Says:

    Dude….you really need to buy some wireless headphones.

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    That interface looks pretty janky. I hope his groinal socket is better designed.

  8. Max Bathroom Says:

    It wears a sunhat, obvs.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Robosexuals really don’t know what they’re getting themselves into. Do you think the artist just saw the words “naked” and “robot” and went from there?

    @Max Bathroom: I dunno about in your jurisdiction, but here in Albuquerque the police call going out with just a hat on “public indecency.”

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Why is the robot always shirtless, nude, or with giant junk? Do the artists only get as far as “Naked” and their brain stops working?

  11. THX 1139 Says:

    More like The Naked Buns, am I right?

  12. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @Bruce A M: But I’m sure they must speak in hushed tones of what people do outside of Albuquerque.

  13. Tor Mented Says:

    I wonder if the sequel was The Naked Sun 2½: The Smell of Fear

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: This *does* look like The Final Insult.

    I’ve just noticed and am wondering… Robot’s got robo-nips (why?), so what are the things between the nips and the collarbones?

    (I never saw the 3rd movie — by the time it came on free TV, one of the stars was much more infamous for a slow-speed chase and trial.)

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: those are the buttons for coffee and creamer.

  16. Tor Mented Says:

    @GSSxn: I know. Sad, isn’t it? Some fun Leslie Nielson movies have been totally ruined because of you-know-who.

  17. JJYoyo Says:

    Paging Dr Robo-Manhattan…

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: Ah, of course.

    @Tor: I quite liked the original series, and the first 2 movies, and was looking forward to the 3rd. Now the movies are ruined. Not Leslie’s fault, of course. Perhaps somewhere there’s an edit that removes the malefactor.

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