Dec 15

Guys.. hate to tell you... but that's it's ass...Click for full image

Libraryman comments: This cover has it all!

  • Large centipede monster: check
  • Flying Manta Rays: check
  • Improbable mouths: check
  • Pink foliage: check
  • Big head Charles Bronson babysitting two “special” people : You better believe a check!

Published 1985 (maybe)

Many thanks to Libraryman!

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: 8.07 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “Omnivore”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    Scrollover stole my gag! Damn you, scrollover!

    What are those blobs growing round the edge of the top half of the cover? Button mushrooms? Tiny apples? Carbuncles?

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    They’re mold! The editor left the book in a moist place… oh, we can’t have nice things!

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    OMNIVORE: The Rush Limbaugh Story.

  4. SI Says:

    “Well… looks like I grew this moustache for nothing…”

    Actually I am saying it, I love this cover.

    And taking it to a nerd level further. Anyone who’s played Half Life. I seem to remember all those things in the XEN levels.

  5. Justin Leego Says:

    But which one of them will prove to be…..
    the OMNIVORE

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Three explorers discover a strange alien ecosystem – that carries the seed of Gordon Ramsay’s destruction:

  7. Herm Says:

    Justin, I think it’s that neon blue ball cactus in the middle of the background. There’s no other reason to put it in a place that naturally draws the eye. That must be the Omnivore.

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “This is your brain on FOX News. Any questions?”

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Welcome to Fantasy Island… FOR REAL.”

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The expressions are so wrong. It’s as though they’re trying to find the luggage carousels in an airport. If I were being menaced by a strange creature’s head and behind at the same time, I would express something other than measured nonchalance.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Additional. I wondered why the caretaker was holding his gun in such a strange way. Then I realized, it looks like it’s made of glass.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Next time Dave Langford complains about SF not being taken seriously, I’ll shove that cover in his face and say: “THAT is why SF is not being taken seriously.”

    And then Dave will never complain again.

  13. Evad Says:

    WTF – no WTF tag for this?

  14. Lord of the Tags Says:

    Evad – Good point! There is now!

  15. NGpm Says:

    The whole Bronson thing’s got a hold of me … can’t stop laughing.

    I just picture Special No. 1 saying, “Can I go play with spores, can I, can I can I?”
    Then Bronson says, “No dice!”

  16. Queen Khentkawes Says:

    More like “Fantastic Voyage” in Rush Limbaugh’s stomach!

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Shouldn’t that be called Horror rather than SF?

  18. Kathleen Says:

    hey, the Earth carries plenty enough seeds of its own destruction, thankyouverymuch

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    But seriously, this scene is no more different than ANY Friday night in downtown Moscow.

  20. David Cowie Says:

    Must … resist … urge … to … identify … font

  21. BohicaSnafu. Says:

    I think they are going to need a bigger gun.

  22. NGpm Says:

    I’m pretty sure that’s Omnivore Sans.

  23. Lex Luther Says:

    I actually own and have read this book, its very strange. :/ It’s about a ecosystem primarily made up of sophisticated molds. Everything about the animals/fauna has been thought out based on the likely evolutionary paths.

  24. Ray P Says:

    Look out red-shirt! 1979 James Doohan in beige sweater-jacket civvies will not save you with his phase rifle.

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