Dec 13

So gold he breaks the covers boarder!Click for full image

Phil’s Art Direction: To be honest with you, I’m not convinced he’s golden enough. Make the whites of his eyes golden as well, would you please? And a few wires attached randomly to the face will convey the science fictional nature of the book.
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: 6.17 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “The Golden Man”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    I particularly like the way the Methuen logo looks like its actually on the collar of his Super-Suit.

  2. Phil Says:

    I hadn’t noticed this before, but the golden chappy is actually standing in front of the cover art. Either that, or he’s standing next to a window through which we can see a spaceship with PHILIP K DICK THE GOLDEN MAN written on it.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    “The Man Machine Machine Machine Machine Machine Machiiiiine!”

  4. Smith Says:

    Looks like end stage liver disease to me.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    So this is what happened to Major Tom after he drifted off into space, eh?

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    For some reason the head makes me think of a vending machine. A creepy, creepy vending machine.

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    – Which is fitting, ‘cos in the world of Philip K. Dick, even the vending machines are creepy and unsettling.

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Philip K. Dick’s

  9. Jami Says:

    I really want to make a joke involving this cover and Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Lt. Com. Data, plus his brothers Lore and B4 – since they’re all gold as well. But I can’t. I just can’t seem to put it right in my head.

    Maybe someone wittier than I can do it.

  10. Muttley Says:

    The ultimate response to the Borg threat is assembled in orbit at the San Francisco Fleet Yards: Commander Data’s Big Head!

  11. Jami Says:

    Thank you, Muttley!

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    You know, a good electrolysis session will get rid of those pesky whiskers on your face.

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Thank goodness he’s exploring the outside world on a day when there’s no rain in the forecast!

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