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Good Show Sir Comments: “Where’s the power off switch on this thing?”

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Published 1983

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: 5.60 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Mansions of Space”

  1. fred Says:

    I hope he waited until Tom Brady was dead before buying his last Super Bowl ring.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    It’s in Turin. What you have there is from a mobile disco.

  3. fred Says:

    A shocking turn of events.

    ‘The cover, happily, has little to do with the story itself; there are no bikini-clad women asking for salvation.’

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    “the files are IN the computer?”

  5. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “I have found it! The lost VCR manual!”

  6. A. R. Yngve Says:

    For a moment there I thought “Whoa! MORRISSEY wrote a skiffy book?”

    But then I realized it would have had a completely different title, like “I Died A Thousand Deaths on Pluto” or “Alien Hamburger Homicide”…

  7. Ryan Says:

    You have to admit that this cover artist has definitely mastered the portrayal of both pleading and abject need for help. “Come on, Caped Aryan! Please change the light bulbs for us here in the Mansions of Space!”

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    “By the Power of Blueskull!”

  9. Tracy Says:

    A new WWE champion is crowned!

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Stop pressing on that rock, you idiot. You’re squashing my boobs!”

  11. Francis Boyle Says:

    These new LED based holy relics are up to 80% more efficient.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    In addition to squashed boobs, the poor thing also seems to have a hyperextended elbow. No wonder she needs a holy relic.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:


    @fred: she does look like she stumbled in from a different genre book cover.

    I remember Morressy mostly from his Kedrigern the wizard series, which I enjoyed back in the late 80s and early 90s and have no real wish to revisit, lest they have felt the touch of the suck fairy.

  14. JJYoyo Says:

    Isn’t the title redundant? Isn’t the whole idea of a mansion to have a lot of space?…..
    Oh, not that kind of space.
    You meant spaaaaaace-ace-ace-ace-ace.
    Never mind.

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Jjoyo: in space, nobody can hear you flush the toilet.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The mansions of space should invest in some task lighting instead of just the one glowy thing.

    If the blurb is correct and they’re looking for the Holy Shroud, then why is everyone so excited about the Holy Whatever That Is?

    Lefty the Aryan needs to be told not to look directly into it with remaining eyeball.

    @fred: GSS.

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: presumably that’s a seriously bling-encrusted reliquary containing said Shroud, although if I were Caped Aryan Man I’d at least take a look inside to make sure it didn’t contain, say, the clavicle of St. Anthimus of Nicomedia.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Shroud must be folded up really small.

    Good point about looking inside — if the shroud’s just cloth, Aryan Man won’t be able to tell from the weight whether or not something’s in there. Might not be a clavicle, it might be completely empty.

    Could be only rhinestones and a glowstick causing all that.

  19. Hammy Says:

    I’m just trying to figure what that red curly thing is that’s sprouting from the woman’s right shoulder. Is it a scarf? If so, that Space Mansion is pretty darned drafty. Someone should call a Space Handyman to find and block the cracks in the thing. As I understand it, drafts are a big problem in Space Mansions, especially Space McMansions, which I would assume this to be.

    If it’s part of her hair – red-orange streaks in black hair could look decent, I guess – it doesn’t seem like it’s connected to the rest of her tresses. Plus the aformentioned mega-Space Draft in the Mansion.

    I’m convinced it is some not-quite-an-angel’s-wing thing growing out of where her shoulder runs into her neck. No sleeping on her back, I guess.

  20. Emster Says:

    I got nothin. JuanPaul (March 16) definitely wins this round.

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