May 22

Ok...Now while the left legs can-can the others should start shuffling!Click for full image

1st Paradox Comments: When I saw this cover today, I knew that it was the reason Nyarlathotep had put a camera in my pocket. I especially like the starry gulf opening up in the floor of the passageway/gullet/whatever-it-is.
Published 1984

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: 8.16 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Voyager in Night”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Throat cancer isn’t funny.

  2. Jaouad Says:

    It was Dave’s first time in a foursome. He kept losing count of the number of legs. And heads. And tentacles.

  3. L.B. Says:

    Part of the ship, part of the crew!

  4. towrope Says:

    I find myself both disturbed and aroused in equal measure. Is that wrong?

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    When games of Twister go bad.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    According to Wikipedia, ore prospecting ship meets ancient alien spaceship and horror IN AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT VEIN THAN SEEN IN ANY RIDLEY SCOTT FILMS comes to the humans.

    Me, I do not explore alien spacecraft in the nude. I doubt I’ve been missing much.

  7. Yoss Says:

    Voyager in night. Verbs, articles, conjunctions superfluous.

  8. fred Says:

    A Luke Skywalker letter to Penthouse?

  9. Phil Says:

    Hugo-Award Novelist is one of my favourite writers, along with the similarly hyphenated Adam-Troy Castro.

  10. Phil Says:

    And John-Boy Walton.

  11. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    I’m guessing that was the book’s Big Scary Moment that the cover-artist just spoiled.

  12. Smith Says:

    I’ve had that nightmare.

  13. Ian Says:

    The arm reached out and the mouth screamed… put some clothes on!! And run.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “In Russia, novel VOYAGER IN NIGHT is great bestseller due to Russian grammar!”

  15. NGpm Says:

    It’s H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Company Picnic of the Great Old Ones.” The dreaded hoary three-legged race of the things that should not be call out with gibbering alien dialects and otherworldly flutes long forgotten by all but the madmen of Leng.

  16. hestia Says:

    My first thought was that the creature was topped by a hamburger bun. And then I thought, maybe it doesn’t really look like that, maybe they’re stranded on a desert island and that’s what naked boy is seeing, like in the old cartoons where the castaways start seeing each other as hot dog buns and chicken legs and stuff.

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Pan’s Labyrinth part two

  18. Rags Says:

    Intergalactic case of beer goggles!

  19. FeàrofMüsic Says:

    Patient:”I can tell by your face, you’ve seen something unusual in my colonoscopy. What is it? You must tell me!”
    Proctologist:”Unusual? Rather a bit more than unusual actually..”
    Patient:”You must tell me! I can take it! Polyps? Tumor? What is it doctor? Please, tell me!”
    Proctologist:”Really? Well, it appears you have an alien monstrosity about to do battle with a naked man up your bum.”
    Patient:”No, really, what is it?”
    Proctologist:”Here, take a look at the monitor. See for yourself then.”
    Patient:”Ohhhh*thud* (faints)
    Proctologist:”My money is on the monstrosity frankly.”

  20. Tom Noir Says:

    “No, seriously, come over here. I just want to shake hands! Really!”

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “We are Tea Party… join us… join us…”

  22. Lee M Says:

    Believe it or not, this may be an accurate depiction of a scene. But when the book has characters with names like <<<<<<>>>>>> and <<<<<<>>>>>>, what can you expect? (NB these may not be totally accurate because I’m quoting from memory, but they ain’t far out.)

    Or maybe it was <<<<<<>>>>>>…

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