Nov 01

Das Bootie

Good Show Sir Comments: Das Boobie

Published 1970

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: 7.67 out of 10)

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10 Responses to “Die Veränderlichen”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    My O-Level German from way back tells me that the title means ‘Changelings’. Maybe German children are told that if they wander off and go to sleep, they will be replaced by bad Alan Aldrich knock-offs.

    UPDATE: ISFDB says this is ‘The Silkie’. So that’s a seal passing un-noticed in the Hebrides.

  2. fred Says:

    Nein liken.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    If you have Die Veränderlichen I suggest some bleach and a good large brush. The same technique may work for the memory of this cover but I wouldn’t bet on it.

  4. Ryan Says:

    Der Unsinn. Es gefällt mir nicht.

  5. Emster Says:

    That hat looks a little uncomfortable.

    So at SF cover art school you have to choose which body parts you want to major in? Took the foot class then dropped out? So many questions…

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That crack AI wiz Google Translate™ gives “The Changeables” for Die Veränderlichen so this must be another ad for Space Depends™ which, it appears, she’s in some need of. Also in need of ankle transplants.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Will Devo manage to escape from this terrible cover in their little rocket? Stay tuned!

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Der WTF is more like it.

    Another in the “Throw rockets and weird shit on the cover, it’s sci fi. Don’t forget the boobs. Never mind if it’s nothing to do with the text.”

    Why is the whatever that is she has for a head bleeding onto the book or tray attached to her boobs? Possibly attached by suction cups.

    I’ve read the synopsis of “The Changeling”, and… this ain’t it.

    @Bruce, BC, Francis: GSS!

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The 1970s were a pretty productive era for bad SF covers, really. ’twas the era of Viskubic, among others…

    Some publishers were pretty consistently second and occasionally third rate when it came to their cover choices: see, Doubleday

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: And let’s not forget, Doubleday owned SFBC, from which so many of our honorees have come, like your first link.

    A version of GSS in the 80s-90s would have had plenty of those on.

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