Sep 20

Take that, Anne McCaffrey

Emster Comments: Dad had to attend a meeting with the teacher Chrissy referred to as “Ol’ Four-Eyes”. This was not going to go well.

Published 1983

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: 3.77 out of 10)

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10 Responses to “The Dragon Lensman”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    “Bad news, Clifford, it’s an undercover mission.”

  2. JuanPaul Says:

    “Stop trying to sell me lenses. I have 4/20 vision.”

  3. NomadUK Says:

    Dragon: Do you think this shift makes me look fat?

    Dude: Well …

    Dragon: Think carefully, now.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    The only way I can explain this is if the dragon was involved in a nasty teleport accident with the Dwayne the redneck.

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  6. Tag Wizard Says:

    @LL: Tom Noir isn’t around anymore, so we get to ignore his cover submissions.

  7. fred Says:

    So lensmen don’t test for steroid use.

  8. Emster Says:

    @LL and @TW – I like to hit the search field to see if I’ve found a new treasure, but my typing can be inaccurate/atrocious depending on the day… so I appreciate TW letting me off the hook 😉

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The author says you can’t sit here. (Trufan joke from 1956)

    Why is there tasteful smoke when dragon and dude are both clothed?

    @L_L: I remembered it too. Made the same joke.

    @Emster: GSS! Your art direction lately has been superb.

    @fred: Who’s gonna tell the dragon that and/or try to take blood samples? Besides, illegal drugs are for zwilniks.

    At the last con I went to, a guy was handing out rock candy on a stick at parties, labeled as thionite from Boskone. He helpfully put a QR code on the package that linked to Wiki, so that the young’uns could get the reference. Mine’s purple crystals. Someone asked where I’d gotten it, and the guy was still in the room, so I pointed to him and loudly said “That zwilnik!” He looked up and waved, and my interrogator went to get some.

    I keep it by my bed for perilously low blood sugar occasions.

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Campus security showed up to warn Lensman House that their toga party was disturbing the neighbors.

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