Mar 03

Honey, do you mind turning around? I want to watch the football with your other half.Click for full image

Look, we need to appeal to both genders here. So we’ll have a male body fused with a female body from head to toe, in a kinda strange almost rubbery way. Obviously we’ll only show some cleavage because the last thing we’d want on there is a huge Johnson.

Thanks to Nix!

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: 6.45 out of 10)

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29 Responses to “Mind One”

  1. SI Says:

    My one thought of this morning when I saw this, do they have a shared anus?

    It’s too early.. and too cold…

  2. James Lovegrove Says:

    This is to make up for the man nipples on the last one, isn’t it? Good Show Sir — an equal-opportunities revealer of secondary sexual characteristics.

  3. Simon Says:


    Just . . . Bleeeeeeeeeee!

  4. Nix Says:

    When the cover calls it ‘chilling’, it’s ‘cos of the way they have to walk — well, stagger — around naked, because how many clothes shops will sell them anything that fits?

    (oh. to add more ick and an entirely gratuitous conflict into the story; the hunk? He’s a Catholic priest.)

  5. Adam Roberts Says:

    Can’t work out if “bleeeeeeeeeeeee!” is exciting squealing, or disgusted retching.

    re. the cover: hmm. Presumably neither of them has a back bottom. That must make digestion and excretion awkward. Or impossible.

  6. Adam Roberts Says:

    Which is, I now see, merely to repeat SI’s comment. My excuse must be: the cover blinded me.

  7. Nix Says:

    I see my camera failed me a bit, but, yes, the woman’s face is in fact lighter in colour than everything else on the page. Normally it’s the bits that are covered by clothing that get darker, but not in this alternative world…

    I have no idea what their ridiculous expressions are meant to mean (well, they seem to be having a good time, which is *really* unfaithful to the novel).

  8. James Lovegrove Says:

    They lightened the woman’s face colour because, well, a green-faced woman? That would be just icky, and this is a cover that could in no way be described as icky.

  9. CSA Says:

    the saddest thing about this one…

    I googled “mike dolinsky”, the first two hits are some kids facebook page. I cant imagine the author is some 14 year old who wears his baseball cap backwards.

    3rd is his wiki page

    5th google hit is some sort of gay pr0n site called

    Woman: Quick! We have 3 incoming targets!
    Man: No problem, i’ve got your back.

  10. Simon Says:

    Also it seems he gets to have the arms facing the right way. Whatever the other problems this must cause I expect she is rather thankful for this . . .

  11. Nix Says:

    CSA: the book was published in 1972. So, no, I don’t think this 14-year-old wrote it 25 years before he was born…

    The book is definitely a child of the early 70s (trippy leading to depressing).

  12. Karl Says:

    “The most chilling book about the future since the Adromeda Strain.” Faint praise. That’s like saying it’s the best jungle adventure movie since “Congo.” Still, with exposed brains and boobs the book must have moved considerable units off the shelves to appeal to the philistines in charge of the publishing house.

  13. Sorcha Says:

    “In a tragic twist of genetic fate, the first opposite-gender identical twins in recorded history were joined at the…well, the whole back of the torso, really. With no chance of separation, the twins made the best of their situation by writing and starring in their one-man/woman show, ‘Ranma 1/2: Live on Broadway’.”

    /slightly obscure manga joke

  14. FearofMuÅŸic Says:

    Cleavage tag? Aren’t two breasts normally required for cleavage? Or are we using the other meaning of cleave; due to an unfortunate bit of stoned hippie artwork the man and woman were forced to cleave together in the least useful possible way?

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    Cleave means “join”. Cleave means “cut”. What do you call a single word which can have two opposite meanings?

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer: er, ravelled?

  17. Stevie T Says:

    @Sorcha: “Ranma 1/2: Live on Broadway”

    After I read that, about a year ago, that phrase would pop into my head at odd moments, causing me to randomly snicker. People around me thought I was nuts!

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “A new drug to change the course of history . . .”—perhaps a new hermaphrodisiac?

  19. Phil Says:

    I believe that Mike Dolinsky also goes by the name Meyer Dolinsky, and under that monicker he wrote episodes of THE OUTER LIMITS and STAR TREK.

    This one has to be ULTIMATE contender for a BEHIND YOU!!! tag. I mean, come on, it works for both he and she; a double whammy. (And the minute one of them looks, they will go into a perpetual spin.)

    I like the shared hairstyle they have both chosen to adopt. It looks something like a brain…

  20. Don Hilliard Says:

    Wot, no sheep?

  21. Phil Says:

    Big Brain merges with Big Brain #2.

  22. Tom Noir Says:

    This is Big Brain’s girlfriend. And boyfriend. Big Brain is very open-minded.

  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Mind One. Sanity Zero.

  24. Tat Wood Says:

    I want to know about their hands. Which way around are they? Where are the thumbs – are they given equal rights with a right hand each? And who gets the left and right hemispheres of the brain?

  25. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Think of the reach-around possibilities!

  26. Anna T. Says:

    So Janus has decided to try his hand at being intersexed.

    Also, this is in need of a “devil’s dumplings” tag.

  27. A.R.Yngve Says:

    For once, a relationship where the female part can’t complain that the male part refuses to share his thoughts and can’t read her mind.

    (Science Fiction, folks! The genre that dares to dream the impossible!!)

  28. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’d like to see Space Sheep applied here, not because I object to the nipple, but because I think it’d look amusing juxtaposed with the conjoined brain.

  29. Hammy Says:

    “Mind one? Yeah, I wouldn’t mind a tall, cold one…

    Oh. I thought you were talking about Beer. Never mind.”

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