Jan 06

Two heads are better than one, it's double the pleasure and triple the fun!Click for full image

Janet’s Art Direction: Okay, fine, you’re an “artist”… you can paint your own cover.
Published 1991

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: 7.69 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “Moonfall”

  1. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    Gah! It’s sort of … Henri Rousseau meets a souvenir plate of Arizona meets Zaphod Beeblebrox.

  2. Doug Says:

    That makes me think of Bill and Ted!

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    Chicks dig guys with two heads. He’s also rocking a book, so the girls know he’s the sensitive type, and a loin cloth, the better to show off his manly thicket of chest hair.


  4. Muttley Says:

    Looking at the author’s website, this cover isn’t by her – her sketches are much more convincing, really rather good in fact, and her style entirely different. The ISFDB says the artist is Gerald Luxton.

    The other books in the series have a different cover artist – I wonder why . . .

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    And today’s word is “dicephalous”. Meaning possessing two heads, not meaning possessing legs too short, missus.

  6. fred Says:

    Looks like the moon has been colonized by Percival Lowells’ Martians. And which direction is the light supposed to be coming from? The shading looks impossible.

  7. Phil Says:

    Watch out, Moonfall! Put on your hard hats!

    Is that a syringe sticking into the back of the thigh of old two-face? That could explain his sedate-ness.

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Something about the layout makes “Heather Spears” look like “Heathers Pears”.

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Here, in a nutshell, is the Catch-22 of SF publishing:

    The books must contain the most amazing visions and settings… but if you show them on the cover, the slightest misjudgment will make said visions and settings seem pathetic.

  10. Adam Roberts Says:

    Ah, good old Moonfall! Lead-singer (pictured): Mark E. Moonsmith.

  11. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    It looks like one dude coming out of another, like he’s shedding skin or something…

  12. GK Says:

    Little known fact: the Sea of Tranquility was once filled with Mountain Dew.

  13. Tom Noir Says:

    You know, he looks less to me like a guy with two heads then a guy doing a double-take.

    “The moon’s doing WHAT?”

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    Is her butt pregnant?

  15. Tom Noir Says:

    Loved this song.

    “Let the Moon Fall!
    As it crumbles
    I will stand tall
    My boyfriend has two heads”

  16. anon Says:

    That moon is falling!

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Hey that’s funny. On the cover of my book I’ve only got one head, and she has two bums.”

  18. fred Says:

    Have no fear, Martin Landau is on the moon and will do something about this.

  19. Bibliomancer Says:

    Hey! This guy’s a fakIr.

  20. Raoul Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – Cheeky comment. So that makes three moons on the cover.

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Raoul: Well, you know me—always making with the cracks. So I guess the title should be Moonfull.

  22. THX 1139 Says:

    Ray Milland and Rosey Grier never had this problem.

  23. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The next Star Wars movie…The Deathstar comes and blows up another desert-type planet.

  24. Leak Says:

    Well, six years on and it sadly is RIP Mark E. Moonsmith… 🙁

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Zaphod looks pretty damn calm for someone who’s about to be wiped out when the Moon Falls. Is he/they doing the “cool guys don’t look at explosions” thing to impress the girl? Depending on how long it takes to fall, that might not matter. If it’s happening quick, go ahead and stare at it, dude.

    @THX: Like Ray and Rosie, this guy appears to be of two different races. Or at least half of him never gets a suntan.

    @fred: If Landau’s in charge, the moon will go in the opposite direction. Wonder if the sequel was titled “Moon Exit”.

    @Tag: Does she deserve the Sir Mix tag?

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