Jul 05

'It tingles!'

Good Show Sir comments: Zeus wants the Elgin Marbles sent back.

You might remember this from here.

Published 1979

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: 4.22 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “Lest Darkness Fall”

  1. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    Hope this is not any sort of attempt to predict the outcome of the 2024 US election.

  2. Bruce Alexander Munro Says:

    “At last! The Gods have sent someone to bring us the fashion wisdom of the 1970s!”

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    When in Rome – JAZZ HANDS!

  4. fred Says:

    Shakespeare did write that a lot of weird shit was seen the night before Caesar’s death.

  5. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Beware the Ides of WTF, O Caesar.”

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    This is a work of alternate history. It serves as a reminder that the internet didn’t invent that.
    Plot summary: American archaeologist Martin Padway is visiting the Pantheon in Rome in 1938. A thunderstorm arrives, lightning cracks, and he finds himself transported to Rome in the year 535 AD. To his horror, he finds that the Pantheon has been taken over by Centurion mimes doing the “invisible box.”

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Luckily, Coil-Man and Fluid Man were lost in transit, otherwise they’d perform bad pop music.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Zeus the Rapper up there on the frieze shows that the classic “crotch grab” dates back much further than music scholars once thought.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tat Wood: incredible!

    @B. Chiclitz: OTOH, aggressive in-your-face sexuality is very much on brand for Zeus (probably should be Jupiter since this is Rome)

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Didn’t have to check the tags to know it was SFBC. That funky title font gave it away.

    This is a good book. Luckily I didn’t have it in this cover, it was paperback and more realistic.

    The centurion is dancing, but I’m getting a “Thriller” vibe from his pose.

    But who knows what’s going on with a guy arriving from the future, a street with only one local on it, and DJ Playa rapping.*

    And that’s not the Pantheon either; does look more Parthenon-y.

    * Short for “Divine Jove”

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Vegging on the couch in collapse after having too much fun at the convention last weekend. See details in the Asimov’s WAR comments, previous post.

    No covers were re-enacted.

  12. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Does a novel about the current US Supreme Court count as Sci-Fi ?

  13. Emster Says:

    If he had been portaging an aluminum canoe, this book would have gotten really weird:,vid:h9SY2tcfDDM

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