May 10

I'm how they say... a psychotic robotic killing machine mark 4... WINK!Click for full image

Dan Comments: Not sure if this is suppose to be sexy or terrifying, but the coy wink can’t save it.
Published 1975

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: 8.60 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Final Stage”

  1. Simon Trimby Says:

    I think those breasts may be artificial.

  2. Smith Says:

    Check out the cans on that!

    Sorry. I’ll get my coat.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Naughty Metropolis!

  4. Jaouad Says:

    We must be nearing the end times. We’ve just seen the finest science-fiction novel ( Now here we have the ultimate science fiction anthology.

    But what are those holes in its, er… cannonballs?

  5. L.B. Says:

    Just a note: I entered my rating, but when I switched to the comments page, the dealie said ‘no ratings yet’. Just letting you know.

  6. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    Is this supposed to be Wire MILF? I think I’d prefer Soft MILF….

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    Not sure if the artist knew how boobies are supposed to work.

  8. Smith Says:

    That is just the worlds crappiest robot isn’t it? It’s like some sort of crude robot identikit picture.

    Or the result of an art director saying “yeah gimme a robot skeleton. What do I mean a robot skeleton? Like with metal ribs and that. And wires. Gimme some wires somewhere. Ooh, and those sci fi geeks are all pervy teenage boys right, so give it comic breasts. What? Well imagine Jordan’s, but metal. And with inny nipples. And then slap a human face on it. Great stuff. That’s gold right there gentlemen. More cocaine anyone?”

  9. Yoss Says:

    We’re gonna need a robotic sheep.

  10. SI Says:

    “I can’t actually unwink… this is just a cardboard cut out I found.”

  11. fred Says:

    Reading the titles of the stories in this anthology they could have done much better. Catman…Harlan Ellison.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The Ultimate Science Fiction Travesty

  13. Lilah Says:

    I like the stark lighting, but of course we need to have BOOBS BOOBS BOOBS in there.

    Is the title text supposed to be skewed like that?

  14. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    Total gynoid fail.

    And what’s with the sliced-up title font?

    Those spheres look like Muppet eyes, like Beaker is being given a bear hug by that thing.

  15. GK Says:

    “Hey Big Boy, is that a hard disk in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

  16. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Cavemen could have built a better sexbot.

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    One thing is that you know they’re never going to sag!

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    This is the final stage where they take away all of your power-ups and you have to fight the Big Bad with only your wits…and, perhaps, your reinforced, robotic rocket-launching breasts!

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Not ANOTHER pointless Terminator sequel!

  20. Emster Says:

    I’m with @Jaouad and @A.R.Yngve on this:

    The Ultimate Science Fiction Anthology… isn’t that kinda like saying “The Best Christmas Ever!” every single year? That’s a pretty big boast, 1975…

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Emster: The Ultimate SF Anthology… that no one’s ever heard of.

    Seriously, Mr. xn and I have each been reading SF for over half a century and were reading it voraciously in 1975 and go to cons all the time, and this is the only place I’ve ever seen this book. Looking it up on ISFDB, I’ve read some of the stories elsewhere; it did have lots of good writers in.

    Also “Final Stage”? They thought there wouldn’t be any more good SF after 1975? Hello, it’s 2022 calling, we still got good stuff.

    Methinks the artwork traumatized the blurb writer so much they could only grab words out of The Big Book of Superlatives.

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