Nov 09

Anatomical issues, amirite?Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: Never skip arm day.

Published 1953

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Galactic Intrigue”

  1. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Only ten years earlier, the cover would have shown giant vacuum tubes instead of diodes. Cutting-edge science fiction!

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Now, before you go blaming the post-impressionists just consider that this is exactly the sort of thing the surrealists would do.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    If you think Popeye’s bad, you should see what they’ve done to Olive Oyl.

  4. fred Says:

    I call BS on this cover. This far into the future man would have moved beyond the plain tile floor.

  5. Bob Says:

    Wait… those aren’t arms.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    I’ve doen it! I’ve nvented the lava-lamp.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    It’s like The Fly, except his DNA got spliced with a zucchini.

  8. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Early Brazilian butt lifts often went horribly wrong.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Not sure if the conveyor belt is moving her toward or away from the run amok matter transmitter. At this point I suspect her best bet is to go back through it and hope for some reconstructive relief.

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “The good news is that you survived your teleporter accident. The _other_ good news is that you have a guaranteed job waiting for you at the nearest space circus!”

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @A.R. Yngve: good catch on the diodes. It’s often hard to keep track of just how dated a particular future is.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    And you thought transporter errors on Star Trek were bad. They are as nothing compared to this.

    I thought the person in the bubble had a bicep tattoo, but it looks like the reseller penciled in a 35, and I’m not paying 35p or 35c or 35 anything for this.

    The title sounds like it’s identifying what sub-genre this book is. Generic Galactic Intrigue within.

    @fred: Maybe their floor fell victim to the amok transmitter too, and has switched places with some older floor.

    @Tat: LOL.

    @ARY: yes, good catch on the diodes.

  13. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    @ARY @ex noob
    Those don’t look like semiconductor diodes to me. They resemble “pencil tubes”. They were miniature vacuum tubes built in the late ’50s, I think.

  14. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Jesus Christ! Who let Dali at the controls again?

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    Just what the world needs: the Popeye Origin Story.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “I yam what I yam, and that’s groteskilly deformed!”

  17. fred Says:

    The book contains a ‘beautiful violet-eyed girl’ and has an ad for a fake cigarette on the back cover. Plot sounds like corporate warfare.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @The Blue: I think you might be right.

    @fred: Is that a fake cigarette ad, or a real stop smoking ad? Looks to have an actual London address, and the usual back cover description is inside.

  19. Gary-O Says:

    When you skip everything at the gym but Arm Day for twelve years.

  20. JJYoyo Says:

    You know, I usually have the urge to ask for a WTF tag on on every cover I see here. And then this comes along, and I realize there is an elite class, a Premier League, a Super Bowl of WTF.

  21. Emster Says:

    @JJYoyo: agreed… what would the GSS WFT ring look like? And how many would Ryan be wearing by now because, dude, where is he finding this stuff??

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The red stuff at upper right might be a Web of Intruige! (galactic division)


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