Nov 20

Marilyn Monroe on a cactus. With lungs.

Good Show Sir Comments: Marilyn Monroe on a cactus. Check.

Published 1966

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: 6.18 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Andromeda Breakthrough”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Prophetic’ is right: the villains are a tech cartel called ‘Intel’ who want to control computer manufacture. The TV version rightly guessed that Susan Hampshire would be as popular as Julie Christie.

    Not sure about the cacti in the Shetlands, though.

  2. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    Not a cactus, it’s the face of a fly.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    I don’t know about the novel but the cover is less “prophetic” and more “don’t do these drugs – ever!”

  4. Dr Bob Says:

    @Dave Van Domelen Indeed, ’tis a fly. The more boring sequel to the movie The Fly… instead of a live fly in a teleporter, it’s a microscope slide of a fly in a printing press.

    Presumably this is the novelisation?

  5. Emster Says:

    Kinda looks like a muddy boot print on a picture that fell on the floor of the truck. Also maybe coffee stained if there was an almost empty coffee cup on the floor at the time.

  6. fred Says:

    Marylin on peyote and magic shrooms breaks on through to the other side.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Raid insecticide ads have gotten rather artsy and pretentious lately.

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Zzzzzz… oh, is there a new cover today?

    I agree it’s a fly, which doesn’t make sense either, even if being less WTF as-is. I see no reference to flies in the synopses of either TV show or this novelization, much less why the fly outline should take precedence over the toothsome Miss Hampshire, who is after all the title character and presumably as @Tat said, the main draw.

    @Emster: As another person who’s been in trucks with muddy boots, I concur.

    @Bruce: “Quick, Henry, the Flit! You might get a British TV equivalent of Marilyn Monroe!”

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Yet another “prophetic novel of tomorrow’s universe” . . . just once I’d like to see a prophetic novel of yesterday’s universe. Now that would be a breakthrough.

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    ” just once I’d like to see a prophetic novel of yesterday’s universe.”

    Isn’t that most of them, once the predicted date has come and gone?

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bruce A M—Well, today is yesterday’s tomorrow, so I see your point, but I’m not so sure about the prophetic angle on that. As the Firesign Theater would say, when it comes to time, we’re all trapped “like Mars flies in a Klein bottle”

  12. Max Bathroom Says:

    @B. Chiclitz
    To be honest, I think they stopped making prophecies about the future after it turned out that nuclear reactors wouldn’t lead to free electricity after all…

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Max B—GSS!

  14. Cornelius Says:

    I never knew you could draw a pair of lungs with a Spyrograph.

  15. JJYoyo Says:

    That prophetic cover makes me think of a line from an Elvis Costello song:
    🎵”Yesterday’s news is tomorrow’s fish & chip papers”

  16. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Looks like artwork pilfered from “Barbarella”?

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