Jun 13

What can I say... my electricity just knows what to cover!Click for full image

Joachim’s Art Direction: Man, surrounded by flowing white firmamental materials, which conglomerate/emanate at/from his manhood… Everyone standing in awe since he’s floating down steps, or, staring at his….
Published 1968

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: 8.61 out of 10)

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33 Responses to “The Masks of Time”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    Actually I’m hopeful re: our medal chances in the 2012 Olympic Nude Static-Electricity Down Stair Triple Jump.

  2. SI Says:

    Doesn’t need much a spark to cover himself does he… hehehehehehehe

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    Electro-crotch is just one of the MANY risks stemming from unprotected relations with cat-people.

  4. Phil Says:

    Ohmigod, it’s a demigod. I’m surprised you didn’t tag this one with: TING!

  5. Smith Says:

    The new winter collection from Gaultier caused quite a stir at London Fashion Week

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    Now that’s what I call ball lightning.

  7. Joachim Says:

    Does anyone know if this is a specific scene from the book?

  8. Joachim Says:

    ball lightning — hahaha… good one!

  9. fred Says:

    Rock Hudson?

  10. Phil Says:

    NOW you tag it with TING!, to make me look a fool 🙂

  11. Wll Says:

    Good book, though.

  12. The Tag Wizard Says:

    Phil> MU HAHAHA!

  13. Jane Says:

    “Why I remember when you were just a spark in your father’s….uh, nevermind.”

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    All I can think is…
    “Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow!”

  15. Zycrow Says:

    “Not much to see there, eh?”
    “Well he’s only a demigod.”

  16. Dalton H. Says:

    I bet the tag line for the reprint would be,” If you like Percy Jackson…”

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Sorry @fred, but I believe that is Tony Curtis. Apparently he’s a “big guy” (nudge, nudge, wink, wink), as you can see the woman in the bottom-right corner is clearly swooning. And even some of the guys look intimidated.

  18. James Says:

    “watch it mate, you could take an eye out with that Ting*”

  19. James Says:

    He was demigod or irresponsible madman – and equally grammatically deadly either way

    Hadn’t read the blurb till now.

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    He was a demigod or irresponsible madman–but probably an irresponsible madman.


  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Where are the masks?

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @DSWBT: They learn to wear the masks because of this scene, if you know what I mean.

  23. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Don’t you need to have a Mom or Pop which is a God to be a proper Demigod? Show us the birth certificate!

    Nude floating muscleman with lightning playing around his junk. Very “Fascist homoerotic Superman” look you’ve got going there, bud.

  24. fred Says:

    William Wallace cowers the English with his badly misreported super power.

  25. Francis Boyle Says:

    Ting ting cant hide the fact he ain’t got no thing.

  26. JuanPaul Says:

    The ressurection of Joe Biden.

  27. NomadUk Says:

    I wasn’t quite expecting that little blue pill to do this, but, hey, I’ll go with it.

  28. GSS ex-noob Says:

    He’s obviously got powers beyond your average human’s, AND he’s using them irresponsibly, so…

    Dear blurb writer — Why “or”? Why not “and”? Then delete the “either way”. Maybe they paid by the word back in the day.

    He really didn’t need much Ting! to cover whatever’s going on there, as @FB noted.

    I give you the plot summary. Prepare your gobs to be smacked.

    @NomadUK: Maybe that’s what’s so surprising to the crowd. Guys showing their junk (large or small) is pretty common. Guys who can levitate, not so much.

  29. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “My god look at that.”
    “I can’t believe the size, the shape.”
    “So attractively formed.”
    “So perfectly functional.”
    “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
    “Especially on a sci-fi cover.”
    “Yes, that’s one really impressive . . . foot.”

  30. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Somebody at GSS HQ must have really worked on their photoshop skills to replace the space sheep with all that swirly Ting!

  31. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Vlttp: Aha! It’s Space Sheep wool!

    @BC: Makes for a nice change.

    @NomadUK: I guess he invented Levitra (TM), short for Levitation?

  32. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “I give you the plot summary. Prepare your gobs to be smacked.

    Ah. So the title should really be “He was a prophetic messiah or an irresponsible madman” (the term “demigod” is kinda misleading)

    @GSS ex-noob: What, his body was never found? Not even any little pieces? Are we to assume the mob ate him, bones, hair, and ting! and all? (A likely story!)

  33. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: I was wondering about that too. That’s more disturbing that this cover. Maybe he just went back to the future, as it were.

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