Jan 05

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Michelle Comments: I suspect the figure in the lower half of the cover found their armor just wasn’t enough to protect them from the title pun. Look at the poor spaceman, crushed by the agony! This is a follow-up to Matt’s submission of SpaceCops: Kill Station. I thought maybe you all hadn’t suffered enough, and another one from the series just came into the shop. Enjoy?
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: 6.41 out of 10)

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36 Responses to “Space Cops – High Moon”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    I think that chappie’s bending over to give us the low moon…

  2. Jaouad Says:

    His aim hasn’t improved much. He’s still firing off into the blue. What is so threatening outside the image border that it needs to be shot?

  3. SI Says:

    Does.. that bane helmet have razors on the side!! Tilt you head left and goodbye shoulders!

  4. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    That black armor on the right — how, how does he move his arms? I see horrible chafing with the slightest shift away from his current stance.

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    The triumphant return of Space Lops!

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “I can’t see a thing in this helmet!”

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Look out for these riveting sequels to Space Cops: HIGH MOON

    – Space Cops: GUNFIGHT AT E.T. CORRAL

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “What took you so long, bitch? I’m getting reamed here!”
    “Sorry, love, I was held up at the Tenderloin!

    (That’s a San Francisco joke, by the way, and it’s totally appropriate for a spacesuit like that.)

  9. Ian Says:

    New York Times best selling authors!!
    Who are these writers and when did they
    get on the NYT list?

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    “Hold them off! I’ve lost a contact.”

  11. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    @Ian: Diane Duane has done a lot of TV scriptwriting, including for Star Trek, and has written some popular Star Trek novels. She’s done more, but that’s what I’m most familiar with.

  12. Jon Says:

    Is it just me, or does “Solar Patrol” conjure up images of folks sunbathing on the beach?

    “Can’t talk now, I’m on solar patrol. Pass me the SPF 100.”

  13. Jim Says:

    I have this book!

    It’s not that bad, really, and is totally awesome when you’re a teenage boy.

  14. fred Says:

    “How can this cover better reflect the lawlessness of the galactic frontier?”
    “How about a space suit with fingerless gloves subliminaly reflecting the lack of comprehensive health and safety rules?”

  15. Don Hilliard Says:

    I like how the shiny, shiny armor doesn’t have *TING*s emanating from it, but the flesh of his neck and arms DOES.

    And is it just me, or does the guy in the foreground look like he’s playing “human picnic table” for his dom?

  16. Phil Says:

    Slight mistake in the header for this post – NOON instead of MOON.

    And Tom Noir: I’ve said it before, but if it’s Lops (rather than Cops) then it must also be SpaLe (rather than SpaCe). Hence, SPALE LOPS!

  17. admin Says:

    Thanks Phil! I was watching too much Gary Cooper over Christmas ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Yoss Says:

    Well spotted on the oily flesh tings, Don.

  19. IZ Says:

    Is that a mechanical claw jutting out of the black-armoured guy’s boot?

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Is there any profession left that hasn’t been done “In Space”…?

    We’ve had space cops (lots of them), space gardeners (Silent Running) space dentists, space popes (Simak), space window cleaners (an award-winning Chinese story, I’m not making this up), space hookers (but OF COURSE…), way too many space soldiers and mercenaries (99% of them published by Baen), space hot dog vendors (Bradbury) space doctors (Damn it, Jim!), space poets (Heinlein) space advertising men (Pohl), space detectives (Asimov) even space plumbers (Asimov again!)…

    But I dare anyone to write about…
    Space Proctologist
    Space Feng Shui Specialist
    Space Judo Instructor
    Space Science Fiction Writer

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: not only have all of them been done, but examples of most are on this site. ๐Ÿ™

  22. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Is the solar patrolman the one in the regular spacesuit, or the one in the fetish gear? Because I gotta say, that’s not an outfit that screams “one of the good guys.”

  23. JuanPaul Says:

    The guy on the ground looks like he’s tripping balls, staring at his hand.

  24. Bibliomancer Says:

    After all these years it’s time to add the tag for Mr. Elite Champion’s skin Ting!
    Either he’s a robot or he’s oiled up and ready for action.

  25. Tat Wood Says:

    The Glorious Twelfth IN SPACE.

    The Laird: McTaggart, would you mind awfully? I seem to have forgotten the collapsible table for my picnic hamper.
    The Beater: Very Guid, M’Lud (sotto) ye clatty scunner.

  26. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Not sure why, but I have the distinct feeling both of these clowns are about to get run down by a train.

  27. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Oh, and if the title is High Moon shouldn’t they belong to the Lunar Patrol, not the Solar Patrol? Sorry to be a stickler there.

  28. Bibliomancer Says:

    Sun Cops
    High Space
    Galactic Patrol
    a lawless Lunar frontier
    Words have no meaning.

  29. fred Says:

    Sean Connery? Frances Sternhagen?

  30. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’mancerโ€”What you say may be true, but I still like your version better! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. fred Says:

    Avon Ova….then this cover was painted with egg tempera

  32. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Avonova’? The ‘Blakes 7’/ ‘Babylon 5’ crossover was weirder than we expected.

  33. Hammy Says:

    Ah, yes. “Spale Lops” – my favorite series….

  34. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “High Moon” – a showdown between werewolves?

  35. Hammy Says:

    Hm. If it’s “High Moon”, does that mean there will be a “Gumfight at the OLM (Ol’ Lunar Module – sounds like a good name for a Lunar pub) Corral”?

    Aaaaaand, of course, AR Yngve beat me to that thought years ago. Gotta get up pretty early in the morning to get one over on *that* guy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  36. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “High Moon” — the hydroponics grow things other than food.

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