Aug 18

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Neil Comments: “The master of medical horror,” but someone has their anatomy wrong. Maybe it features a story about men with black voids for groins.
Published 1986

Many thanks to Neil!

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: 6.86 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Mind Bend”

  1. james Says:

    I kinda like it though! LOL

  2. futurescientist Says:

    The dreaded Chinese Twiizzler Torture. Or would that be the Licorico Technique?

  3. cutmanmike Says:

    Pretty unusual, I likes!

  4. John T Says:

    I think they’re supposed to be wearing posing pouches or something.

    Now, is it just my eyes or is something wrong with the perspective on those gridlines?

  5. anon Says:

    @John T. The whole picture seems a bit warped.
    Anyway, don’t be fooled. Those aren’t lasers or anything, they seem to be strings of some sort.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    Interesting title, “Mind Bend.” Not “Mind Bending,” which is usually used as an adjective phrase. This is a THING, this “Mind Bend.” I envision it as being a place. “Ya gotta take State Road 119 and get off at exit 12. Hang a right, and you’re in Mind Bend.” Or maybe it’s sort of like an ice cream headache. “Mommy, I’ve got a Mind Bend!”

    “Come here sweetie, mommy will iron it out.”

  7. Brian B Says:

    I wonder about the list of words at top of the blurb. Are I assume they are titles of other novels by the author. In which case I’m pretty amused that there are three very basic medical/anatomical terms followed by “Gooplayer.” Reminds me of the lists I use with children when helping them learn to read: “Which one of these words does not belong with the others?”

  8. Brian B Says:

    In light of my typo in the second sentence I should point out that I was teaching the children to read, not myself!

  9. anon Says:

    ‘I assume they are titles of other novels by the author. In which case I’m pretty amused that there are three very basic medical/anatomical terms followed by “Gooplayer.”‘

    It could also be “Godplayer”.
    It’d be cool, though, if those names, along with Mind Bend, were the members of the author’s Quake/CS/whatever clan.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I DARE you to go into to a bookstore and ask for the title “Gooplayer”.

  11. Neil Says:

    I can confirm it was ‘Godplayer’!

    If they are posing pouches theres still something abit gross about them, like theyre soiled or something… the top looks white…

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:


    Now I recognize that picture… it’s the secret Randroid factory, where so many American Republicans politicians are manufactured these days.

    Here is a picture of a successful Randroid — note the lifeless, artificial appearance, the plastic skin and the camera eyes:

  13. SI Says:

    AR Yngve> ahhha ahhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Kill it! Kill it!

    I kinda like this one though. It’s like they are being inserted into an early 3d game.

  14. Mark V Thomas Says:

    Re: Last Post
    “Welcome to The Matrix ™ Ver 0.95 Beta…
    Keanu Reeves will be along shortly…”.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Is it a law that every medical horror/drama/thriller must include a ECG waveform somewhere on the cover?

    Re: ‘gooplayer’, perhaps what those tiny nappies are for?

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “From the master of medical horror”, pshaw.
    Behold the TRUE master of medical horror:

    (And he hasn’t been thinking things through — if a fashion guru lives forever, won’t he go out of fashion and spend centuries as an embittered has-been…?)

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Universal product code as participant sport

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