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Oct 18

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Ryan Comments: Another MAGA rally, this time in SPAAAAAAAACE.

Published 1978

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: 8.20 out of 10)
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11 Responses to “Space War Blues”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Unusually, her outfit is now more acceptable than his, including the whip.

  2. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Worst. Cosplay convention. Ever.

  3. fred Says:

    Flash Ah-ha

    He’ll enslave everyone of us!

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    We’ve mentioned this one before, under its ‘Dangerous Visions’ title: ‘With the Bentfin Boomer Boys in Li’l Old New Alabama’.

    It’s in phonetic hillbilly-English, so the spaceships are powered by ‘agonised matter’. As good a description of the cover as any.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Them thar good ol’ boys can’t go anywhere without a spitoon nearby. Good thing he’s got one built into his helmet.

  6. Bruce A Munro Says:

    They’ll let anyone have a planet of their own nowadays.

  7. THX 1139 Says:

    If this cover had a theme tune it would be the General Lee’s car horn. On synths.

  8. Francis Boyle Says:

    How Trump sees himself. And the alternative view.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    It’s a minor SF trope, really: the “every nation/ethnic group/religion/major power gets their own planet” trope. Other examples include a short story by Mike Resnick called “Will the last one to leave the planet turn off the Sun”, Alan Dean Foster’s “Codgerspace”, Ken Kato’s “Yamato” series, Jack Williamson’s “Seetee” [1], and others.

    [1] If you think Space Confederates are bad, this book, originally written during WWII, it had the solar system divided up between the major combatants, with Soviet Jupiter and moons, Nazi Mars, Japanese Venus, and the US holding the Earth-Moon system and dominating their former homelands. Later editions had to do a rather clumsy retcon.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    In space, no one can hear you yeehaw.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I gotta say, both the cover and @Ryan’s comment are reflective of the book content.

    The Confed boys of N’bama (and New everything else) lose big to the planet of New Haiti IIRC. Also, half the book is about Native Australians in spaaaace, and you can guess what color they are.

    I actually owned this book with this cover, but gave it away because while the content is fine…

    Dick Lupoff was a good guy, wrote both SF and mystery well. He had a mystery series featuring the basic white private eye — and a Black female cop. In 1988.

    He wasn’t much for white superiority.

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