Jan 10


Joachim Comments: If catwoman actually had ears, a tail, and pink and yellow striped skin and walked around naked…
Published 1976

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: 7.21 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “The Wanderer”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s Mrs Bagpuss! Cover the eyes of the mice on the mouse organ!

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Frankly, if I were nude, so large as to affect the gravitational pull of planets AND stuck outside the breathable part of the atmosphere, I’d be pouting a bit myself.

  3. Smith Says:

    Imagine the size of the litter tray…

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    [sings] “I’m a teapot, short and stout … well, not so much short and stout as a thousand kilometers tall and distractingly lithe … but, wait, where was I?”

  5. Pat Says:

    Do you think Penguin would be interested in a story about sexy female alien penguins?

  6. Alessandra Kelley Says:


    It would appear the cover is worthy of the contents:

    This book actually won a Hugo Award in 1965. Sam Jordison, whose review is linked to above, called it “crap by any standard” and “not just bad, it’s dire.”

  7. Joachim Says:

    I’ll defend Lieber a tad — I disliked this book but LOVED the experimental The Big Time which also won a Hugo — a Hugo he deserved….

  8. SI Says:

    And everyone thought it was harmful gases that made the hole in the ozone when it was just a giant cat-lady using the earth as a scratching post!

  9. Donald Simmons Says:

    … what a wonderful world this would be.

  10. fred Says:

    Helena Bonham Carter should star in the movie version.

  11. mrhairyman Says:

    Which way is the light coming from?

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Fritz Leiber was a Furry?!?

  13. drlemaster Says:

    Checking Alessandra’s link:

    “Why on earth did Fritz Leiber win the Hugo?
    Boring characters, sludgy writing, sex scenes with alien cats … ”

    Oh, maybe that’s why. A.R., I’m afraid you are correct.

  14. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Furries: ruining everything since god knows when

  15. David H Says:

    Guess it is cold in space.

  16. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “She wore, an itsy bitsy yellow-striped…..umm fur?”

  17. IZ Says:

    Ai iz on Yur Planet, Striking a Poze…

  18. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Lt. M’Ress Gone Wild!

  19. Anna T. Says:

    That’s the most psychedelic space cat I’ve seen in ages.

  20. anon Says:

    “I have to do this shoot topless?”

  21. Tat Wood Says:

    Today (19th July 2019), instead of talking about the Moon Landing or Boris Johnson, everyone on social media is claiming to be grossed out by the trailer for the film version of ‘Cats’.


  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: To be fair, it is even more disquieting when there’s movement.

    I wouldn’t say I’m grossed out, more creeped out by it. The stage version didn’t go into the uncanny valley so it wasn’t so… much like this cover.

    We watched the livestream of CBS News of their original coverage of the Moon landing. Which I remember watching with the family in the wood-paneled den.

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