Nov 11

Forever 2100 A.D.Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: Forget forever, I don’t want ten minutes if I have to wear this kind of jumpsuit.

Published 1979

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: 6.86 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Forever Formula”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    The white hot excitement of nipping down the shops – forever!

  2. fred Says:

    Now that we’re immortal we can play in traffic.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    Jumpsuits and high heels – a daring fashion choice but perhaps not so suited to the rundown part of the town where dodging potholes and artfully placed author credits is all part of life on the mean streets of the retro future.

  4. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    I hope you’re satisfied, Logan. There are thousands of unemployed Sandmen and everyone’s starving. You should’ve guessed something like this would happen.

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    A pyramid with cute bunny-rabbit ears … did anyone want that?

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    More like Logan’s Power Walk.

    With the exception of house pets, cockroaches, and rats, most life on earth would not miss humans all that much.

  7. Griz Says:

    Does this jumpsuit make my thighs look fat?

  8. Daard23 Says:

    @Tor Mented
    Ah… so that’s what their running from! Maybe we need a “behind you” tag. Also, the woman in the blue jumpsuit looks slightly threating (or maybe she’s looking for her car).

  9. jrdelirio Says:

    Well, at least one “futuristic” prediction I am glad did not come to pass is we are not all in boots and jumpsuits.

  10. THX 1139 Says:

    @jrdelirio: Speak for yourself.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The Forever Chafing.

    The Forever Difficulty In Toilets.

    Jumpsuits come in and out of fashion regularly. Some designer gets it in their head to make it the next big thing, then another generation is reminded how completely impractical they are. Now imagine having to go through this cycle forever. Nobody wants that.

    Why are the woman in pink’s feet so small? Is the dude holding her hand so she doesn’t topple over?

    If I am forced to wear a jumpsuit, I am going to wear sensible shoes or boots, and not high heels. Not even for a day, much less forever.

    @The Blue: GSS!

    @Tor: Bunny pyramid seems to be under a dome or force field of its own with some other buildings, so I can only conclude than in the future, the Playboy Clubs return.

    @Griz: Yes. Or let’s hope it’s the jumpsuit.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The immortal road repair crews have been promising they’ll get around to that stretch of pavement “soon-ish” for the last half century.

    Those two just look like they’re struggling to figure out that “running” thing. Artist needs to dig out his “how to draw action figures” book and look at the pictures.

    @GSS ex-noob: as Francis Boyle suggests, that’s probably the Good Part of the town. Gated communities today, force-fielded ones tomorrow.

  13. fred Says:

    They’re running so they won’t miss any of the Godzilla vs Super X-3 action.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    The lady in the electric blue rompers is walking an invisible dog. That must be why those odd stains are on the tarmac near her.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Him: Your shoes are stupider than mine!

    Her: Your belt is stupider than mine!

    Him: Your jumpsuit is stupider than mine!

    Her: Your hair is stupider than mine!

    Woman in background: I think they’ve discovered the Forever Formula!

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: LOL!

    @Bruce: I think you and @fred are right. This is the bad part of town; it even seems to have a mass transit vehicle. Or maybe that’s a limo quickly driving through.

    Perhaps the poor are forced to wear the jumpsuits and heels, and the rich are allowed more sensible clothes. Thus enforcing the class distinction further.

    Maybe the woman’s tiny feet and high heels are because the artist used Barbie as a model.

  17. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Another book that insists there’s something “bad” about living forever.
    Are we sure there’s not a conspiracy by Big Pharma to publish books with the implicit message that old age (and expensive care/medication) is a fine thing…??

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @A.R. Yngve: suspect it’s mostly sour grapes, myself: we can’t have it so we try to convince our selves and others that we don’t want it and it is no doubt all yucky and stuff.

    (Of course, there are also the authors – fiction and non-fiction – who make a living writing about _any_ scientific advances with one thought firmly in mind: “how can this go horrifically wrong?”)

  19. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    His jumpsuit seems to have thick knitted sleeves, possibly making it a jumpersuit – and definitely making it little bit worse.

  20. fred Says:

    For what it’s worth, the hardcover dust jacket includes a cat, and possibly line dancing.

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