Apr 27

The Rim Jobs

Good Show Sir comments: What is the title of this book? Vote below in the comments.

A. The Dark Dimensions

B. The Rim Gods

C. Adventures on the Rim of Space and the Edge of Time

D. All of the above

E. Other

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1978

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: 5.67 out of 10)

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26 Responses to “Book 3”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “And Rimgod Spoke: I shall Smite with Great Fury those who tell the Lord to put on some Pants, and all those who Make Light of the Divine genitals, and those who Laugh Inappropriately, and They shall know I am the Lord. So Sayeth the RimGod.”
    (Book of Grimes, Verse 46)

  2. Steve S Says:

    Yeah, I keep getting static shocks of my vacuum cleaner too.
    Don’t normally do the vacuuming in the nude though(possibly for that very reason).

  3. fred Says:

    God doesn’t need a starship, God needs pants.

  4. Tor Mented Says:

    So is he sitting on those clouds … or producing them?

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    I wonder he if he can help with my chipmunk problem

  6. NomadUK Says:

    Why it’s important to have the charger for your vibrator properly earthed.

  7. Ryan Says:

    This artist can definitely draw feet.

    Also, Coy Clouds (TM).

  8. Emster Says:

    Their name was going to be left off the middle school battle of the bands promo poster, so last minute they changed the J to G and the B to D. With that, the Principal okayed use of the school photocopier…

    @Ryan – I agree, Rowena gets an A+ for feet. No matter what wild storyline she was illustrating, her artwork was fantastic (and sometimes better than they deserved…)

  9. N Sano Tee Says:

    The way minds ‘works’. Sad. The first word I saw was “commode” (instead of “commodore”). I just can’t un-see that the Rimgod squirming very uncomfortably on a cloud toilet (a cloud with a very hard surface – go figure).

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Ths cover was originally painted for Philip Jose Farmer’s unauthorised Grizzly Adams sequel.

  11. JJYoyo Says:

    It took a Deity to rid Pennsylvania of the spotted lanternfly scourge!

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JJYoyo: GSS!

    I was wondering what the spaceship (?) did that required smiting from the Rim God Beavis and Butthead heh-heh Looking under the cape, as @Bruce postulated?

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    GSS, @Tat Wood.

    @JJYoyo. GSS. That _is_ a pretty buggy-looking design.

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    @JJYoyo: I see the resemblance now.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    GSS all around! Respectfully have to disagree about the feet, though, especially the right foot which tapers into something resembling those worms that live at 30,000 feet below sea level. Nice, if a bit weird, pecs however. And high marks for drapery, hair/beard combo.

  16. Tracy Says:

    What kind of god throws on a shower curtain but can’t even be assed (I made a pun, hee hee) to wrap his privates?

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tracy: Maybe he just dashed out of the shower to zap the lanternfly ship?

  18. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    Well, it’s Ace, so it’s probably two separate novellas packaged as a single paperback, the third in a series of such minibus productions from that author’s work.

  19. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Respect to the artist – everything is done with skill and an obvious sense of humor.

    The joke’s on the title – or should I say the many, MANY titles?

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tracy, A Greek one.

    Gods are above shame – that’s for Priests.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Dave: Yes, that’s obvious if you can wade through the verbiage.

    Still, they could have just said “The Dark Dimensions & The Rim Gods” and decluttered the cover a bit.

    And why didn’t the Dark Dimensions get a look-in on the cover either? Unless the Rim Gods live in the Dark Dimensions.

    It really is excellent drapery work.

  22. Bruce A Munro Says:

    GSS ex-noob@: they couldn’t do an illustration for the Dark Dimensions because it’s too dark to see anything.

  23. Ashley Lambert-Maberly Says:

    There’s no point complaining about no pants. Or is he not that kind of “rim” god?

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: Of course! How silly of me. I guess that’s why it got first billing, to make up for no illo.

    The bit behind Zeus In Spaaace looks to be shading off into darkness, so perhaps the DD is just off-screen.

    (Contrary to the blurb, there isn’t any rim of space since the Big Bang, and the end of time is still trillions of years away, without much to look at.)

  25. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Possibly it has a rim (or at least an surface) in the fourth dimension? I believe in Lovecraftian settings there’s usually something scratching at it. (Not starkers Greek deities, though.)

  26. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Agreed. If it were something with tentacles coming out of a black dimension beyond (maybe the bits behind the titles?) then it would fit.

    Not this guy, though, he’s human-shaped and hanging out in regular space zapping passing ships.

    I do hope the DD isn’t completely without light, or it’s a dull book.

    Captain’s Log: “Day 6 in the DD. Still pitch black. Crew is getting bored and antsy. Heated argument over a checkers game today. I think the engineer is brewing toilet wine.”

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