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Marvin Comments: It’s raining men.

Published 1959

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: 8.43 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “Siege of the Unseen”

  1. Cornelius Says:

    In the future, we will all be travelling by hovertrousers.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Congratulations – you win a cuddly toy!

  3. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    The zipcuffs guys are upping their game.

  4. fred Says:

    Aerodynamic perfection.

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    “Hello. We’ve been trying to reach you about your car’s extended warranty.”

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Concept art for Amazon Prime delivery options.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Dude, check out my invisible hover-board… Oh, wait, you can’t.’

  8. A. R. Yngve Says:

    More like SIEGE OF THE EYE-CATCHINGLY VISIBLE.

  9. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Van Vogt predicted the hypersonic missile… sort of.

  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    “I just hope Elon never sees this.”

    – everyone at Tesla/SpaceX probably

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Look guys, a ringer! Our team wins!”

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Ted’s bondage fantasies grew increasingly elaborate over time.

    “Evil had a Third Eye”

    And a second nose.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Gotta add, that’s a transportation option strictly for those obsessed with upper body exercise and/or hoping for a constant expectation of plummeting to your death.

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    There’s a movie called “Starcrash,” starring Caroline Munro, that is totally not a “Star Wars” rip-off. The rebels launch torpedoes at the evil empire’s enormous starship. And when the torpedoes crash through the walls of the ship, do they explode? No, they open up so that a soldier with a gun can pop out.
    It sort of reminds me of this cover’s drone-delivered soldiers.

  15. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Ah, STARCRASH. 🙂
    If we riffed on movies here, it would be on the list for sure.
    Check it out here:
    https://youtu.be/8LOpi6TsW4o

    (I saw this Italian movie as a kid, not long after seeing STAR WARS, and even at the age of 8 or 9 I thought it was bad. The only thing it had going for it was Caroline Munro.)

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Unseen by whom, I ask? Blind people? Men in brightly-colored uniforms clinging to small missiles are going to be visible to anyone with even a bit of vision.

    I’m not sure how the metal lassos work, either. They look like plumbing thingys.

    (image-searches the intarwebs)

    Hose clamps! That’s what they are, hose clamps.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hose_clamp
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hose_clamp#/media/File:Hoseclamps.screw.agr.jpg

    Guess either Van Vogt or Valigursky was doing a bit of plumbing.

    Better strapline and title:

    “Evil had a plumbing supply business”. SIEGE OF THE AIRBORNE PLUMBERS.

    @Tor: I saw that on video in the early 80s. Owned by a male friend who liked Star Wars and also fancied Ms. Munro.

    It is truly… whatever Italian for je ne sais quoi is. Non so cosa?

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Those guys aren’t the unseen. They’re besieging the unseen, which is in the background, where you don’t see it.

  18. Ryan Says:

    This cover and the subsequent comments have to be in my own top ten of personal GSS enjoyment.

  19. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    I can see them just fine.

    Third eye blind, maybe ?

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