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Nov 23

What could go wrong with a little gene splicing?Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: I don’t know, but I bet this isn’t it.

Published 1976

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: 8.40 out of 10)
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14 Responses to “Who Can Replace a Man?”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Not. That.

    Geez, that was easy?

  2. fred Says:

    The doom that came to Turducken?

  3. Cornelius Says:

    Early attempts at creating the Swiss Army Frog were less than successful.

  4. THX 1139 Says:

    “Naw, naw, let’s just see how it tastes.”

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    Is this book a Jodie Whittaker reference?

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    Well, I know that Who can’t replace Moon.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    In related news… https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/nov/23/crazy-frog-returns-like-it-or-not-there-will-always-be-a-place-for-novelty-songs

  8. Daard23 Says:

    Well, now I know where the cover artists go when they’re fired from Baen.

  9. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Isn’t that the card game we used play – we called it “MixMax” – where you have to match various body part pictures with each other?

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    A stepladder, a jar opener, and a vibrator.

    None of which will stare at you like this thing does.

    (Kidding. At least for the men of GSS.)

    This must be the little-known and less-popular Mr. Potato Head Expansion Playset. “Now with animal parts! Sold separately.”

    Is the strapline giving the original title pasted on crooked? Indeed, is it pasted on?

    @TagW: how about “words words words”.

    @THX: GSS!

  11. fred Says:

    For some reason a German publisher slapped this cover on a Samuel R Delaney book.

    http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?439818

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Early reconstructions of Homo Sapiens by future robo-paleontologists were a bit speculative.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    At first I thought is was the same face as dino-rhino from yesterday’s cover!

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Along with the oil/gas crises of the 70s, SF cover artists also suffered a face shortage.

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