Oct 28

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Arthur Dent Comments: Nobody can sum up Heinlein better than the French.

Published 1981

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: 8.86 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Le livre d’or: Robert Heinlein”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Roy Rogers has been triggered.

  2. fred Says:

    Valentine MIchael Smith really groks Halloween.

  3. Max Bathroom Says:

    The attempt to make a live action Bravestar series was far less popular than the later animated version.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    “Well, obviously it looks a lot less silly in French.”

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Who patched up the unicorn-horse with duct tape?

  6. Bob Says:

    Rocket propelled Pegasus… with implants.

  7. fred Says:

    I see your Presses Pocket ‘Heinlein’ and raise you a J’ai Lu ‘les enfants de Mathusalem’.

  8. Ryan Says:

    @THX – GSS!

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Arthur Dent: or a certain type of Heinlein fan.

    Now, that’s clearly a stuffed and mounted horse that someone has stuck a solid fuel booster up the end of. [1] Further indignity has been added by gluing a horn to its head.

    [1] What do you mean, it’s still alive? That’s too horrible to even contemplate.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    At least the unicorn’s got its horn in the right place. Any lower and the picture would have looked very silly.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    The unicorn does not have a soul patch. I thought we went over this.
    All those rockets and still just one horsepower.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    That IS perfectly Heinlein. On purpose or accidentally, no one knows, but GSS to M. Lavardet.

    Slim Pickens *wishes* he’d looked this cool.

    I’m hoping that’s an oxygen supply on his face and not a presage of another Alien movie. Why doesn’t his mighty steed have one? Is it robotic? Is it just a Unicorn! front end over an arrangement of rockets, as @Bruce thought?

    @THX: yeah, if this wasn’t based on a photo of Roy and Trigger, I’ll eat mon chapeau. Down to the R on the stirrup.

    @Tor: perhaps ‘Mericn unicorns don’t have them. Particularly Western ones. Probably considered too sissified.

    I gave this cover 10/10 and a mighty Yee-HAW!

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—Maybe the hose is there to hide his nostrils. I like this cover. The splash of pink from Roy’s shirt adds a nice color balance. Points off for the missing soul patch, I guess.

  14. kerrik Says:

    can’t tell if breathing apparatus, or actively being bit in the eye by a snake… ?

  15. A. R. Yngve Says:

    French humor is so… je ne sais pas.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: to try (fruitlessly) to hide the copying of the model? He’s even got Roy’s eyes, ffs.

    I like that Roy’s wearing a seatbelt — he always wanted to be a good role model.

    @ARY: oui, vraiment.

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