Jul 25

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Joachim’s Art Direction: For our story about ALIEN talking space bears let’s mix it with some Earth myth — you know, Goldilocks and the Three Bears– and since it’s for boys, a SWORD and a HUGE glass of beer (bear beer?)…
Published 1983

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: 8.91 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Spacepaw”

  1. Tom Noir Says:

    The bear-sized book, I get. The bear-sized squirrel, I do not.

  2. Joachim Says:

    The boy is also weirdly proportioned….

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Bear walks into a bar and says to the barman, “I’ll have a pint of… beer, please.” And the barman goes, “Why the space paws?” No, that’s not right.

  4. fred Says:

    They come in gallons?

  5. jerk of all trades Says:

    That bear’s sword-hand is oddly swollen, almost as if somebody looked down and saw that we would all be getting an eyeful of bear ass if it weren’t.
    Or maybe it’s that the bear’s off-hand is oddly shrunk? His feet look cartoonishly proportioned as well; for a second, I almost thought he was wearing plush-fur “bear foot” slippers.

  6. Jane Says:

    Young Bill Gates sells his soul to an alien race.

  7. Smith Says:

    “and sho you shee, the firsht gallon wash too too cold, ‘n’ the shecond wash too too warm, but the third, hic, well the third wash… wash… where wash I? Oi! You lookin’ at my bird?!?”

  8. Adam Roberts Says:

    “Do humans like beer? Am I about to go outside, walk into the forest and defecate?”

    Not sure why he has the sword. Maybe to protect himself whilst about his, er, business.

  9. John R. Ellis Says:

    Wayne Barlowe drew a cool rendition of the Dilbians, more accurate to how Dickson described them in his stories:

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    You guys will have to bear with me, I’m still pawing through this one.

  11. Joachim Says:

    The covers of the earlier editions of this work depict the Dilbians as gorillas…. weird…

    For example,

  12. Joachim Says:

    Or bearpigs….

  13. Dalton H. Says:

    You mind if I rest my Billy Beer on your scrawny leg? Thank you very much!

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “If I told you once, I told you twice. Don’t touch my beer!”

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Everyone looks inebriated…even the little squirrel.

  16. scifi-guy Says:

    The cover is badly executed by fairly accurate. The best cover for this was the earlier Ace Double edition.

  17. Tom Noir Says:

    You would think Timmy McScrawnypants would be straining a little harder to lift a beer mug of that size.

  18. anon Says:

    Is this one of those “I’m my own spacepaw” books?

  19. Anna T. Says:

    @Tag Wizard: Given that kid, methinks we need a “Proportional issues” tag, yes?

  20. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Anna T. – Yea verily.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “I’m gonna tell you schumthin’… you got schome DAAAMN nerve… to come in here’n think you’re schome kinda… *hic*… big city hot schot…”

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