Jun 28

And here we see, kebab 'meat' being born.Click for full image

Skipweasel Comments: Is it an inflamed uvula? Is it diseased coral? Is it something the graphic artist found in Friday’s coffee mug on Monday morning? NO! It’s – er – utterly unrelated to anything on this planet or Mars as far as I can tell.
Published 1965

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: 8.85 out of 10)

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30 Responses to “The Martian Way”

  1. Ian Sales Says:

    That’s what my brain does when I try reading Asimov

  2. SI Says:

    So that’s what happens to your insides after a vindaloo.

  3. Anne Lyle Says:

    It was the 60s – everyone was high as a kite anyway, so putting representational art on the cover was a waste of time.

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    David Attenborough would be able to tell us what that is. But Patrick Moore wouldn’t, I suspect.

  5. Adam Roberts Says:

    It’s Embarrassing Bodies: The Novel

  6. Phil Says:

    Panther Asimov, one of my favourites.

  7. Tim Says:

    Yuck! That’s disgusting!

  8. SI Says:

    Panther 3/6 I wonder what the other 5 volumes look like…. HAHA Old people… I am just kidding.

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    I had no idea that panthers were INTO science fiction!

  10. Phil Says:

    Putting a Panther sticker on is an attempt to sneak a catperson past us.

    AND they thought we wouldn’t notice the font problem (no upper case; letters of asimov all joined together).

    Nice try, Art Director, but you don’t get anything past us!

  11. Queen Khentkawes Says:

    Of course it’s related to something on earth — it’s the wax in a lava lamp when it cools off.

  12. Infoqueen Says:

    If that cover is a guideline, I am never doing ANYTHING the “Martian way.”

  13. James Says:


  14. arch9enius Says:

    This isn’t the cover to “Trouble with Lichen?”

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Panther Science Fiction Presents
    the novel that shocked America —

  16. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    This is a six part series:
    1. the Smelly way
    2. the Shaolin way
    3. the Martian way
    4. the Foolish way
    5. the Other way

    And culminating in the much-anticipated:

    6. the Panther way

  17. Dalton H. Says:

    I think that’s a chicken escaping a flower patch in the middle of a laser light show.

  18. Hep C Says:

    Seriously, what is even that supposed to be? And do I see bubbles of saliva or other kind of goo on the shaded part of… that?

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Hi, welcome to the show. I’m Dead Stuff With Big Teeth, in the GSS kitchen. Today, we’re going to make Asimov, the martian way. OK, first, you’re going to need an Asimov. They’re in short supply today, and they get right gamey, so talk to the butcher. Next, we’ll need about 150 million cubic kilometres of iron oxide, give or take, a panther, a tomato worm, and a pinch of black pepper. Those of you at home with your lungs hanging out in the open will want to cover them up a bit, this can get messy.

  20. Perry Armstrong Says:

    I’m guessing it’s a sea anemone version of ‘Spice gull’.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Ever wondered what Donald Trump’s hairpiece is covering up?

  22. Bibliomancer Says:

    Look what GSS Admin just coughed up.

  23. fred Says:

    Bob the Martian is a real fun gi.

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: you didn’t leave mush room at the end of your post, did you?

  25. Anna T. Says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, these are obviously crystals, likely a variety of quartz. Get your heads out of the gutter.

  26. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AnnaT: nonsense! You can’t have botryoidal and prismatic habits and the exact same mineral composition, especially not in a vug like that. Whatever it is, it’s biological. And harrumph.

  27. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s a deep-fried Mars Bar.

  28. lctwice Says:

    Martian, Martian, Martian [Jan Brady voice]

  29. infoqueen Says:

    The Army’s STD prevention posters have really gone too far this time…

  30. Elvraie Says:

    The Dangling Slug Way…

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