Oct 21

YES! That t-rex IS holding a laser gun!Click for full image

Kristen Comments: Sorry about the poor quality of the shot…in any case, it looks like the designer decided to throw something from EVERY short story in this collection onto the cover. At least I hope so, because if there were also armed dinosaurs, fighter jets, and authors working on home computers on board the Titanic, history books have been holding out on us.
Published 1988

Many thanks to Kristen!

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: 8.82 out of 10)

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10 Responses to “Dance Band on the Titanic”

  1. cutmanmike Says:

    Bloody hell finally, a disastrous masterpiece that this site is known for!

  2. Weirdmage Says:

    Somebody should make a Titanic-movie out of that cover.
    I’d go see it!

  3. Adam Roberts Says:

    Elderly Burt Reynolds in the foreground: I salute you!

  4. SI Says:

    Everything about this cover screams…. genius!

    Please let the dinosaur be remote controlled! I want one!

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    @Weirdmage: agreed, if James Cameron had made THIS movie it would have been head and shoulders over that Leo DiCaprio disaster!

    Key Quote: “I’m king of the AAAAAUUUUUGH!” *gets eaten by a t-rex*

  6. Queen Khentkawes Says:

    No, that’s Papa Hemmingway and his trusty computer “Bessie”!

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    And the band played “Nearer My Allosaurus To Thee”…

  8. Adam Roberts Says:

    And the band played “Nearer My Allosaurus To Thee”…

    Wins the thread!

  9. Candy Says:

    You had me at “Dance Band on the Titanic”!

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    A quick look at a better copy of the cover reveals fresh wonders: a miniature Mississippi riverboat (bottom left) and Papa Hemingway’s keyboard is giving off more light than the screen. It’s also too big to be a conventional type-pad so maybe he’s writing in Pinyin. And pressing trousers with it.

    And, let’s face it, in the event of gun-totin’ dinosaurs, Bret Maverick, a bent FI-II, Mitterand having a go at the trumpet and a sky that looks like a volcano’s going off out of shot, my trousers would need laundering.

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