Nov 24

Spandex... the only way to be a cop... in space!!Click for full image

Matt Comments: Found in a bookstore in Portland, Maine. Came so close to buying this.
Published 1992

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: 7.19 out of 10)

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26 Responses to “Space Cops – Kill Station”

  1. Michal Chow Says:

    Looks so good!

  2. Jaouad Says:

    Is that green pepper spray?

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    “And to think they laughed at us for taking laser tag so seriously!”

  4. Phil Says:

    What do you mean, “font problems”? I love the SPALE LOPS series.

    If there is to be any poison gas, one of these guys is going to die.

    Wait a minute. (Zooms in. Zooms in more.) Darth Vader? Is that you?

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:



    SPACE LOPS DROWN FLATS which could have an interesting cover, indeed!

  6. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Yeah, the Kill Station, where cops come when they need to hit their quotas.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    My only question about this cover is WHY AM I NOT READING THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW???

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Wait, the Space Cops killed “Station” — the lovable alien from the BILL & TED movies? For shame!

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Somehow I don’t feel safer with cops like those on the streets…

  10. Jorpho Says:

    Hey, it’s Diane Duane! (But maybe she’d prefer to forget about this one? I can’t recall it popping up on any of her bibliographies.)

  11. fred Says:

    What laws need enforcing on the galactic frontier? “Citizen! You are not wearing shiny pants! DIE!”

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I bet they’re just doing some scam, like pretending they’re Galactic tax collectors…

  13. SI Says:

    Man.. bonus points has to be given to this simply for the title!

    BEST TITLE EVER! Space Cops – Kill station….. man… I am in agreement with Tom. Why don’t I have this in my life!!!

  14. Jaouad Says:

    What keeps bugging me is, why does the guy on the right have a piece of black plastic covering his eyes? No wonder his aim is way off mark. He isn’t going to hit any quotas that way.

  15. Smith Says:

    Sweet Enola Gay.

    What is wrong with ShadesHelmet’s foot? What is he standing on? It doesn’t look like the metal box thing extends far enough for his right foot to be on it while he pulls that disco pose.

    The perspective there is just out to lunch.

  16. Green Says:

    Matt, you mean you didn’t buy this? Why?

    Very bulging pants on the maybe-cyborg on the left. Oh my.

  17. Michelle Says:

    Ha! Oh Matt, you totally figured out why at least half the books on those shelves in the shot are full to bursting — I am a HUGE fan of bad cover art. I suspect that’s why my scifi/fantasy section (visible behind SpaceCops) at the Green Hand is continually growing with no end in sight. Incidentally, I have another SpaceCops book now: High Moon. I’ll submit the cover to Good Show here… I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

  18. Tom Noir Says:


    We have a book store owner on the site! This could get good. Welcome Michelle.

  19. Tom Noir Says:

    I hear that one of these cops is only days from retirement, and the other doesn’t play by the rules.

  20. anon Says:

    SpaceCaps: KILL STATION

  21. anon Says:

    I’m very disappointed if it isn’t a part of a series:
    Space Planners – Zone Station
    Space Architects – Design Station
    Space Builders – Build Station
    Space Cops – Take Over Station
    Space Cops – Kill Station
    Space Handymen – Fix Station
    Space Cops – Occupy Station
    Space Managers – Retire Station
    Space Accountants – Sell Station
    Space Realtors – Refurbish Station
    Space Entrepreneurs – Set-up Shop

  22. Anna T. Says:

    @Jaouad – Not only is the guy on the left wearing a Vader helmet, the guy on the right is wearing a rebel trooper helmet!

  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Every time you judge a book by its cover, Space Cops Kill Station.


  24. Tat Wood Says:

    Something doesn’t add up about the blurb. If it’s a ‘Solar’ patrol, why are they on a galactic frontier? Unless ‘solar’ denotes their power-source rather than the precinct in which they operate. That means they can’t go too far from any star.

    If they’re ‘elite champions of justice’ then why is the frontier still ‘lawless’? Or maybe ‘elite’ and ‘champions’ means they’re the best out of a pretty terrible bunch. Or ‘champions’ in the sense of ‘advocates’, they’re big fans of the law, not so keen on the people who break it ((c) Alan Partridge, 1994).

  25. Hammy Says:

    “Space Cops KIll Station”?

    What group is that song by? I remember “Terror Couple Kill Colonel” by Bauhaus.

    Hm. This has two authors. Coincidence? I think not! 😉

  26. Tat Wood Says:

    @Hammy: it must be by Get Cape Wear Cape Fly.

    (Actually, I think the dual authorship is Diane Duane to write it, someone else to change the names from ‘Picard’ and ‘Riker’).

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