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Emster Comments: When the world above died, they were ready… almost… They still had pesky dolphins constantly teasing them about their external genitalia… Rather unnerving …

Published 1987

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: 5.30 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Dome”

  1. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    ‘How did I get bird shit all over me this far underwater?’

  2. fred Says:

    Re Emster’s comment, It’s got me mulling the wearing of a wedding ring in this society.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:


    It probably involves a generous allowance for shrinkage.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Merman: Where did you put the keys?
    Porpoise: Brkkk-kk-kkk
    Merman: No, I gave them to you. I don’t have pockets.
    Porpoise: Ekkikkkikkikkikk
    Merman: Great, so we’re locked out unless I can get someone to come all this way from the kelp-dome. Gimme my phone.
    Porpoise: Brkk!


    Merman: Oh, right.

  5. Dr Bob Says:

    When the world above died, they were ready… to employ artists who couldn’t be bothered to find some picture reference of an actual dolphin.

    If the book contains genetically engineered dolphin-shark-ichthyosaur-eel hybrids, I withdraw the above comment.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    Are these domes being built all over the place? I wonder if one is coming to Sarnath.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Ultimately their relationship didn’t work out: Ted was all about the synchronized water dance, Brkk-Ekkikik-Kreek was all about the corpse-raping.

    @Dr. Bob: tonight, the sea-mutants revolt!

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    They were ready, almost…but not enough, so they died too. The end.

    @Emster: Good find and good art direction.

    @fred: Maybe they pierce their webs with them, like earrings.

    @Tor: GSS! Add this variation to the Sarnath page so we don’t lose it.

    🎵Dooooon’t stop belieeeevin’…🎵

  9. Emster Says:

    Sarnath! I’ve just come back from there… epic… it will take at least 2 pots of tea to get through all those comments. Geez, this is gonna be fun…

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Whatever else we might discern on this cover, one thing holds true: webbed feet are also hard to draw.

  11. Hammy Says:

    I notice the quote from Greg Bear says that the book is “packed with ideas”, but he didn’t stipulate that they were *good* ideas…

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    @Emster: You’re not a real GSSer until you’ve read that thread.

  13. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Somewhere there’s a copy of this book where the title is embossed with REAL GOLD.
    It’s true, I heard it from a friend!

  14. JJYoyo Says:

    Is that a futuristic underwater city they approach…or is it a half mollusk, half fungoid semi-entity from Yuggoth? Could it be:

  15. Max Bathroom Says:

    Are you mocking

  16. Leak Says:

    “Do Me”, a novel about an ever-horny dolphin that prefers human sex partners?

    (Reminds me of the one in season one of “The Boys”…)

  17. JJYoyo Says:

    @Max Bathroom: No, I just didn’t look at the thread long enough to realize the joke had already been made. I am….

  18. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    I’m proposing GSS rule 42: “Any sufficiently long GSS thread will eventually contain a reference to the Sarnath meme”. It must have popped up in a dozen or more other threads by now.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @L_L: Good to see you again. I was wondering a couple days ago where you were.

    I second the motion.

    @Emster: I agree with @Tor: reading the whole Sarnath thread is the final initiation.

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