Apr 12

The Snorts Are OursClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: If not rip-snorting, the artist is snorting something else.

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

You might remember this from here. And here.

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: 5.43 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “The Stars Are Ours!”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Excellent. A rip-snorting adventure shoe size.”

  2. A. R. Yngve Says:

    From the Urban Dictionary:
    Rip snort
    v: When you rip a hard belly laugh so hard that you snort through your nose.”

    This strongly implies that a review quote using the term “rip-snorting” is sarcastic – and that the publisher who used that quote didn’t catch the sarcasm.

  3. A. R. Yngve Says:

    If you enjoyed THE STARS ARE OURS, you must read the sequel IT’S MY GALAXY AND IF YOU DON’T HAND IT BACK I’LL TELL MOM.

  4. fred Says:

    Not just any snake, a snake with wings.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    That Earthling couple in the background look like they’re about to do some mischief. I think a BEHIND YOU is in order.

    And you can also add the “crotch armor” tag.

  6. Ryan Says:

    The blue, horned aliens must have incredible back musculature. Look at the body position they are all assuming, and then try it for yourself. I bet you can’t do more than a single minute in that posture without experiencing agony.

  7. fred Says:

    With the evolutionary advantage of duck feet they are destined to conquer the universe.

  8. Max Bathroom Says:

    I’m thinking “The Stars Are Ours” is some sort of intergalactic talent show and the blue folks and their snake are celebrating a win in one round against the couple of performers who are sulking in the background…

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    The Stars Are Ours.
    But that incoming planet is going to wipe us out.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’m hearing the title in the rap from Blondie’s “Rapture”. Man from Mars, cars, bars, stars are ours.

    I’ve looked at all 3 covers here, and other than the rip-snorting quote, they don’t seem to be about the same plot at all.

    @ARY: the perils of relying on Urban Dictionary for something not involving sex and/or memes. “Rip-snorting” means something extremely good and full of oomph. At least in the US and Australia.

    @B’man: Looks to me like they might be hoping to sneak past the obviously-ferocious blue people. “Shh, Judy; let’s quickly and quietly get back to our spaceship and leave before they turn that spear on us.”

    Or do something with the crotch armor, as @B’man also pointed out.

    @Tor: Thank you! I have been advocating for a “ridiculously close planet” tag, or something like it for ages. We’re always seeing giant planets that have enough gravity to tear apart the foreground world the characters are on. Maybe the background couple are hoping to make their ship in time to leave before the planet disintegrates.

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  12. JJYoyo Says:

    “There are those who call me……Tim.”

  13. Emster Says:

    @Fred – there was so much wrong with this cover, I did not even SEE the wings…

    @Ryan – GSS! If there were a GSS trophy, the bottom half would be made from a scavenged bowling trophy with this book cover glued to the top and the snake and crotch armor carefully bedazzled with cheap rhinestones for an extra dollop of cheese.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Emster: Or the cover of any of our perennial Top 10 finishers. Also bedazzled.

    (I didn’t notice the wings either.)

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