Dec 02

Commander Craig... dude.. hurry up and pass the... 'bomb'...Click for full image

Danielle’s Art Direction: It’s futuristic? Swords, loincloths, castles and uh…oh put an alien in there.
Published 1967

Many thanks to Danielle!

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: 7.91 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Abandon Galaxy!”

  1. SI Says:

    Are they surfing the black monolith?

    Guess there isn’t a better way to escape… that…

  2. Little Mi Says:

    I always think that an exclamation mark adds so much to a title!

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    I like the way the word bomb is in inverted commas, as if they’re being sarcastic.

    Also, space linoleum.

  4. Phil Says:

    I like that the alien has two left hands and two right hands, giving multiple options of ambidexterity.

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    So this is where Don Bluth found the idea for DRAGON’S LAIR and SPACE ACE.

  6. Evad Says:

    I’m confused again. The Huge Beastie Fellow is stuck into the blue monolith and the two humans are aware/unaware of HBF behind them? Are they a team? Why does everyone have blue feet? Shouldn’t the next black tile be just off to their left?

    Should have been “Abandon Cover!”

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    All right! All right! This is your captain, do not rush for the lifeboats…women, children, red dots, spacemen, and a sort of idealized version of the complete Renaissance man FIRST!

  8. Elfi Says:

    It really seems like the alien probably hasn’t had a lot of training with that sword. You’d think, with four arms, it could wield four swords, like a cuisinart. But no, one large two-handed sword, and it doesn’t even carry any shields with the other arms. Maybe over-confident?

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It’s not a big blue “monster”, it’s a kind of self-pruning plant.

  10. NGpm Says:

    What pray tell is the “bomb?” Perhaps it is a tongue in cheek self reference to the book itself.

    I can’t imagine that those little blue hospital booties they’re wearing would provide too much traction on space linoleum … and maybe that’s good for monolith surfing?

  11. Fred Zimmerman Says:

    great title, though!

  12. jesi Says:

    at first glance i thought the title was “RANDOM GALAXY,” which would be an excellent name for just about any sci fi book on here.

  13. SteveW Says:

    Abandon Galaxy? Oh, one of those Ringworld prequels.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Was this the accursed book that killed the magazine Galaxy Science Fiction?

  15. Old Doc Yak Says:

    Might the artist be Gray Morrow?

  16. Steve Fahnestalk Says:

    The artist is Jack Gaughan, not Gray Morrow.

  17. Tom Noir Says:

    The woman is just annoyed that she’s not the only person on the cover wearing a blue tentacle dress.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    If someone set them up the bomb, I suggest they take off every “ZIG”.

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