Aug 17

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GSS ex-noob Comments: These are being slowly taken in to the used bookstore. Who seem to be recycling them — I don’t get any money, but I got these for free and now they’re out of the house. Considering the price of gas, I’m losing a bit of money!

At any rate: #1! Setting the standard.

Published 1975

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: 6.45 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Seeklight”

  1. fred Says:

    Auditions for the new space sheep seem to be attracting a wide range of applicants.

  2. Tor Mented Says:

    A robot may not flip off a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to be flipped off.

  3. JJYoyo Says:

    I am my own Bic lighter.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Sorry, Gork I don’t think floating head woman wants to hear about silicon heaven either..

  5. JJYoyo Says:

    General Grievous turned to mercenary work after he found the priesthood was not his true calling after all.

  6. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Robo Monk wants the young lady to REPENT from her pixie cut.

    Is his hand going to take off like the rockets in the background? Or elsewise imitate “Laugh-In”s Flying Fickle Finger of Fate?

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  7. GSS ex-noob Says:

    We must have had robot priests before, but this is the first one to get the tag.

    This is the book he’s holding:

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    First Church of the Giant Floating Head, Robotic.

    The rocketships are getting out of this book cover while the going is good.

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    “…then lobbest thou thy holy head grenade toward thy foe”

  10. fred Says:

    Back cover. I am suspicious of a back cover that doesn’t give you even a hint of what the book is actually about. After reading a review, I can see why.


  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred: 5 quid they’re asking? Maybe I should sell these online… nah, more trouble than it’s worth. Also, I got rid of the last of these a couple weeks ago. Bought myself some Hawaiian BBQ with the proceeds.

    That review makes even less sense than the front cover. If the chick is pretending to be a man, she maybe shouldn’t wear lipstick and mascara. Although Robo Priest going mad seems to be depicted okay.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: perhaps she’s using the “Victor/Victoria” method and is pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman. Saves some effort.

  13. Tracy Says:

    The robot priest looked like he just tossed her head, bowling-ball style, to go thundering down the alley. And she’s none too pleased about it.

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    There’s a whole sequence of Kelly Freas covers from this period that are basically big floating heads.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: It was the house style for Laser, so there are even more than you think.

    TagW has about half a dozen more I sent, before I took them to the used book store. They’re probably glad I’ve run out; I certainly am!

    (Still unloading lots of books. Will photograph the WTF ones as they go.)

  16. Emster Says:

    Oh boy… If that’s just a sample of covers to come, it’s gonna be fun.

    Joan Crawford took off her mask and now it all makes sense.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Emster: The entire series was like that, upwards of 50 books. Something SF-like in the background, big floating head up front. With rare exceptions, one of which I have submitted.

    So Joan took off the mask and now RoboMonk is encouraging the other people to flee in their rockets? He’s pointing in the direction everyone ought to go. “Up, up, and away, humans, lest your wire hangers be used against you!”

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