May 30

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Good Show Sir comments: The Defiant Agents — still want their 10%

Published 1972

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: 5.72 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “The Defiant Agents”

  1. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “It slices! It dices! The new, improved Norton-Knife(tm) is sharp enough to cut Genghis Khan in half! 8 astronauts out of 10 recommend the Norton-Knife(tm).”

  2. JuanPaul Says:

    The defiant Howard Moon.

  3. fred Says:

    Armpit hair is hard to draw.

  4. Max Bathroom Says:

    To be honest, I thought he was demonstrating that his “and that’s not all!” knife was also sharp enough to shave his pits…

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    I Khan half cheezburger?

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    We washed one half of Charles Bronson in Head and Shoulders, the other in a regular shampoo.

    And then Bruce Boxleitner photobombed the advert.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS, all.

    “My Aztec mum wants me to go into her families human sacrifice business, my Mongol pirate dad wants me to join him in the stabbing people and taking their stuff industry, but what I really want is to be an astronaut.”

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The story is 224 pages long,
    the words are in English,
    and the characters have names.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    PS Good use of the “weird pecs” tag, Wiz.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    @JuanPaul: only a half Moon, sir; he’s been somehow grafted onto Naboo.

  11. fred Says:

    Just a guess, but the scene portrayed on the dagger hilt is probably 1000% better than this cover.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    OK, it’s at least related to the book: there are Apaches and Mongols on another planet. But *everyone* had plenty of pre-industrial weapons, and it is goofy-looking.

    Still, could be worse… could be the completely inappropriate cover from GSS’ “favorite” publisher! Or the ones from Ace, using *that* font.

    @fred: It does look to be a pretty cool dragon.

  13. Francis Boyle Says:

    Typical I miss all the good (bad) ones. GSS everyone.

  14. Emster Says:

    @BC: Is that the secret GSS phrase/gentle way of saying DNF? Or the short version of “Look, I struggled to meet the 10,000 word count on a very dry fourth year uni paper so I am definitely not qualified to judge this writing style/genre, but I couldn’t get past the first chapter so instead of toughing it out for the sake of reading vintage SF from a renowned writer, I skipped to the last chapter which confirmed that approximately 217 pages of this story were completely unnecessary.”

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Emster—It was just a parody of the very low energy affect of the actual blurb, I guess not too skillfully done.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Shorter blurb:

    “People do things, and stuff blows up.”

  17. JJYoyo Says:

    @B.Chiclitz: On the contrary, quite skilfully done. I was going to say GSS! But I was so deflated I just …ran out of energy or lost the will to write it…..

  18. Emster Says:

    @BC: yes, very skillfully done and I did not catch it because my nerd-coloured glasses are tinted a little differently… (also I’m a little jaded as I tried 2 other Norton classics recently, could not get past 1st chapter, kind of feel like a traitor for not trying hard enough…)

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