Feb 06

Calm down, Sparky

Emster comments: The instructions clearly stated NOT to let the spacecat outta the ship within range of a dogstar…

Published 1991

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: 6.67 out of 10)

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10 Responses to “Black Milk”

  1. Tor Mented Says:

    There’s something you don’t see every day: a robot ballchinian.

  2. fred Says:

    Nine months after King Caesar and Mecha Ghidorah walked out of a bar.

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    Another Clangers reboot?

  4. Ryan Says:

    I like the qualified praise: “…one that MOST writers would be proud of.”

  5. Bruce Alexander Munro Says:

    Oh great. More Pokemon.

    fred: GSS.
    Ryan: well, I doubt Tolstoy would be particularly proud of this, especially with that cover.

  6. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Emster: GSS!

    I’m not seeing any black milk anywhere. I guess that’s what Sparky drinks?

    Sparky’s muzzle and mouth look like a smiling mushroom. Getting some Super Mario vibes.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—If your grade school years had been spent under the baleful eyes of the good Sisters of St. Joseph, as mine were, you’d probably recall your Baltimore Catechism, with its love of visual allegories, one of which represented the soul as a bottle of milk. The best children, who went to church daily, never thought about sex, always obeyed the nuns, and whose souls therefore were pure, were represented by good whole white milk; minor sinners got a tinge of chocolate in theirs; the rest of us, doomed to eternal perdition according to Sister St. Gregory, had pitch black milk for souls. Probably holds for Space Dragons too.

  8. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Early Pokemon.

  9. Emster Says:

    The synopsis on the back cover saved this book from going back on the shelf… however I have yet to find out if the front cover has ANYTHING to do with the story (Stay tuned for a possible sorry-I-bought-this-book report).

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Ah, I am both enlightened and further glad my parents were Protestants.

    But do Space robo-electro-dragon-kitties and the hardware they attack even have souls?

    Judging by the synopsis, the cover has little or nothing to do with the book. The original cover has what seems to be a flying monkey, and the Kindle — upon which no one can see what you’re reading — has rando skeletal formula chemical diagrams.

    It seems to be about genetically engineered kids?

    @Emster: We are going to hold you to a review of this, even if it’s only a few sentences or a hearty DNF.

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