Sep 26

¿Si Harlan Espanol!

Good Show Sir Comments: “Hey. My knobs are up here.”

You might remember this from here.

Published 1989

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: 7.15 out of 10)

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9 Responses to “Viernes”

  1. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Always happy to find a cover for a book that is worse than an earlier post.

    I literally looked at this and thought “Heinlein didn’t do a lot of robots, with or without boobs” and then went “wait wut… Friday? WTF?”

    But I guess when it’s a European-published science fiction book, robots are good for anything SF, and boobs are a given. See also J’ai Lu.

    Blurb says “If LeCarre and LeGuin had a baby*, the mutant result would have written this splendid novel.”

    ¡No! Harlan, it wouldn’t have. UKLG wouldn’t have been so violent, male-gazey and approving of rape as this book. Although a book written by the two of them might have been interesting.

    Also, the mouseover text is, I hope, deliberately written and punctuated badly. “Yes, Harlan Spanish” No, Harlan not Spanish. Harlan no habla Espanol much either, probably.

    *literally “joined”

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Looking for Bender? Yeah, he’s back there, sleeping off a real, hm, bender.He’ll be really annoyed when he wakes up and finds the lower half of his body is missing, but he’ll get it back when he pays my robo-pimp what he owes.”

    Science fiction + uncomfortable sex scenes = sexbots, of course. (One gets the impression the artist learned about the book through multilingual Chinese whispers).

  3. Tor Mented Says:

    Goodness! Han Solo! It is I, C-3PO! You probably do not recognize me because of the red boobs.

  4. fred Says:

    Now Harlan has me wondering what book would get the mutant child of Ludlum and Tanith Lee.

  5. Max Bathroom Says:

    The Dragon Waiting, obvs.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    Well, spin my nipple nuts and send me to Alaska because there’s no way I’m going to be seen reading this on a bus.

  7. Leak Says:

    Can we be sure this isn’t just a misspelling of “Weirdness” on the cover?

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Monday, you can fall apart
    Tuesday, Wednesday, break my heart
    Thursday, doesn’t even start
    Friday, all of the above.

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    A hearty GSS to @Bruce, @Tor, @fred, @FB.

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