May 16

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Joachim Comments: Gremlin in a space suit descends from amorphous pink vessel…
Published 1993

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: 8.46 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Invaders!”

  1. Phil Says:

    I was wondering what had become of Neil Armstrong. Now I know. He has swollen up to Earth-swallowing size, but his head has become squashed and purple, and he has lost three fingers from each hand. Goodness knows what he’s done to the Moon.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “Godammit, they never have a suit in my size!”

  3. Smith Says:

    It’s not really an alien invasion if just one alien can pick up the planet and shoot some hoops with it.

    Surely to invade, you’ve got to be able to occupy, not just grab hold of.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    That’s no ‘amorphous pink vessel’. That’s a part of the human male anatomy, thrusting off into the depths of space…

  6. SI Says:

    “ewww gross… this rock is all covered in stuff!”

  7. Herm Says:

    Is it MODOK or Krang? I can’t quite tell. Either way, he’s too big to cause us any accommodation problems by trying to invade Earth itself, causing us to need the mother of all spare rooms in which to put him up, so I don’t see the bother, frankly.

  8. Jaouad Says:

    Wait till that rock cracks open (which will happen quite easily if he grabs hold of it too tightly.) He’ll be in for a nasty and sticky surprise…

  9. NGpm Says:

    They have technology so far in advance of ours that they are able to bridge great gulfs of space … but their spacesuit technology is equivalent to twentieth century NASA’s?

  10. fred Says:

    Using my curious Earthling logic “and many more…” should equal 11 (ignoring any possible double dipping by an author). Does this discovery make me more or less clever than an invading alien?

  11. Hep C Says:

    Does his space helmet have wholes for his antennas to stick out and somehow connect to the rest of his space suit? Or is this some kind of cable that emerges from the suit and somehow merges with the glass? And what’s with all those wrinkles in his uniform?

  12. Jaouad Says:

    That’s not a suit. That’s obviously part of its exoskeletal structure. Those antennae are its eyebrows.

  13. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Well of course invaders from space would look like giant scaly babies.

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Message from Earth to invading creature: Don’t look now, but you have a bug crawling up your arm…

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    At Misato’s Pad, Tom and his homies are singing the body electric. John, Charles and Rex 4. Chaos discuss the past and the anxiety of Kalix the Werewolf. Meanwhile at NERV, Balzan of the Cat People and the Space Sheep are discussing the creation of human ability. Tom and the gang go out bouncing off the moon when suddenly the Invador alert sounds! 2262 Invadors will arrive in the Web 2027 so the children arrive in the eighty-minute hour. Tom immediately seeks out the most powerful Invador which has the body of Wandl the Invader, the head of the Girls from Planet 5, the arms of the Big Brain, the legs of Tarra Khash-Hrossak, and a Unicorns! Tom is almost defeated but then he moons of Triopus and destroys the Invador by floating worlds. Then he rescues Auska. After the battle, the kids go to keep the ship where they discuss how hard the battle was and the rithian terror. At NERV, Ritsuko discovers anything you can do…
    Next Week: Orson Scott Card is so %@$$# off!

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Can you really be said to be “invading” Earth, or to be “on” Earth if you are so gigantic that you can just pick up the planet and put it in your knapsack? Abducting, borrowing, stealing Earth, maybe, but not actually invading.

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    Grinch II: Slam Dunk

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Picture this scene: the cover artist running in the direction of a sign that says “Farawayistan”…chased by two very angry editors.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: Two editors that it’s really hard to make out their names on the cover.

    Shot 2: layout/title guy running just behind cover artist.

    Shot 3: various authors jogging behind editors (with a few ghosts doing same)

    I miss DSWBT. I hope he’s well.

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