Jul 11

Somone's been on the Tesco own-brand bourbon again!Click for full SHOCKINGLY INDECENT image

Jon Comments: I know those Moorcock/Mayflower covers are like shooting fish in a barrel, but I needed something to go with my chips. I actually got the man himself to sign my copy recently and I told him I felt the film version was underrated. He agreed with me, with the minor change of “under” to “over”. Seemed a nice bloke, though.
Published 1973

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: 8.58 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “The Final Programme”

  1. Phil Says:

    Ah, the ’60s. Well, 1973. Close enough.

  2. Scott B Says:

    I don’t know what the name of this programme is, but the ratings are going to be fantastic! Sex, violence, religion, royalty, hippie guitarist… what a spectacle!

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    “That’s the last time I take LSD in the bath!”

    Actually, I like the film too. It’s crazy.

  4. SI Says:

    I’m not sure there is a cream for that…

    And I do like the two who are climbing up the right boob! Why not eh.

  5. Adam Roberts Says:

    That’s the single greatest birthday cake I’ve ever seen. So many candles!

    Also, I like the visual pun either side of the mouth: ‘happy birthday TWO EWE’. Censored is always better than un-, on this site.

  6. K J Bennett Says:

    The cover of the book was far better that the movie version of the book. Which is an indication of just how bad the movie was.

  7. jerk of all trades Says:

    And this is why you should use mouthwash every day. Because left to their own devices, the bacteria in your mouth will eventually evolve into small, sapient, multicellular beings who will one day realize that they are living in somebody’s mouth, and, well.

  8. Green Says:

    Two sheep are better than one.

  9. Rhotomago Says:

    I actulally liked the one with the sheep better 😀

  10. Dalton H. Says:

    Kind of like Mordor, but ya know.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    No more programmes! 🙁 Bad luck to end on this one.

    But, hurrah for the RTCB! (Random Terrible Cover Button)

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    This cover is batshit crazy

  13. Bruce Alexander Munro Says:

    Well, the Queen being (along with the Pope) a Lich is a change from lizards, at least.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Hieronymous Bosch thought of painting this scene, but then changed his mind for something less over the top.

  15. Bruce Alexander Munro Says:

    Speaking of Michael Moorcock, I recently had one of those “wait, they’re still alive and writing??” moments.

  16. fred Says:

    The sinking of Atlantits.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I liked the sheep’d version too. If they’d been painted on originally, it would have made it even more surreal!

    No wonder the woman is screaming. Her hair’s on fire, tiny people are running out of her mouth, and her boobs are in a terrible position (even she might feel a bit better with space sheep on).

    @Bruce: Good for him! I only met him once, briefly, but seemed a good ‘un. A little brusque (but he was having a very bad day as I found out from David Gerrold later), but in the no-nonsense yet polite older English chap. Seemed pleased we also owned that Hawkwind LP he wrote much of. Eternally Championing vinyl, that’s us.

  18. Emster Says:

    This is awful… I like it. I’d like to have it on my bookshelf purely for the wine-fueled conversation that starts with, “WTF is this???”

  19. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Fred sed:
    “The sinking of Atlantis.”

    I’m not sure how it could’ve sunk with those.

  20. Bruce Alexander Munro Says:

    1970s female science fiction fan: You know, you’re expected to write about women now.

    1970s SF cover artists: Objectification! Woo!

    1970s female science fiction fan: That’s not what I –

    1970s cover artists: Woo!

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    GSS to The Blue and Bruce!


  22. Tat Wood Says:

    Revealed: the true reason Mount Rushmore stopped at four.

    Happy Presidents’ Day, Seppos.

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