Dec 22

I could look up.. but I'd only see up your loincloth!Click for full image

Danielle Comments: This is about brain-snatchers from another planet. That makes sense. Oh, who am I kidding?
Published 1970

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: 6.19 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Beachhead Planet”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    Beachhead Planet. Fighting the brain-snatchers. The Beachbrain snatchers, is that?

  2. SI Says:

    The Beachbrain Snatchers? Weren’t they a pop rock group from the 60’s?

    Were the huge dragons stealing brains or something else. Maybe the dragon is like his method of travel. Which is pretty sweet looking.

  3. Phil Says:

    Tiny man holding tiny sword walks cautiously across head of gargoyle. He contemplates jumping off to kill himself on the rocks below. No wait, that was Beachy Head Planet.

  4. Evad Says:

    The cover art is your standard Good-Show-Sir affair – solidly awful. However, the art is dwarfed by the tag line. Not often that a mere 7 words can convey so much about how much a book will stinketh. Completely awesome.

  5. Kristin Says:

    “He fought the invasion of the brain snatchers” …with a sword.

    It’s a well known fact that beings with the technology to snatch your brain are often easily defeated with swords.

  6. Brenope Says:

    That’s what I call Busorama Bold bad.

  7. Zycrow Says:

    He fought invasion of the brain-snatchers…for about three seconds until he found out he had been standing on one the whole time
    (the rest of the book is about the bridge club on Beachhead Planet)

  8. Phil Says:

    This could make a good panto. Behind you! Behind you! No, above you! Above you!

  9. David H Says:

    Beachead Planet.

    Wasn’t this made into a movie starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon?

  10. Carl Says:

    Something he ate didn’t agree with that gargoyle — he looks sick, and there are “drunk bubbles” dancing around his head. Maybe he is also hallucinating the little man on his head.

  11. Old Doc Yak Says:

    The artist is Jack Gaughan.

  12. David Cowie Says:

    For a moment there, I thought the title was BONEHEAD PLANET.

  13. Adz Says:

    Little guy with sword:

    “OK – who stole one of my dragon’s head novelty slippers?!”

  14. Herm Says:

    I do wonder what the kiwi in the foreground thinks of it all.

  15. Steve Fahnestalk Says:

    The artist is Jack Gaughan.

  16. anon Says:

    He was part of the invasion of the brain-snatchers..
    Manhead Lizard

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    That’s a very small surfboard for a man of his mighty stride

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