Jun 15

The morning mind - pre-coffee.Click for slightly larger image

Piccol78’s Art Direction: So there’s Rama in the title than you got to play it mystical; no wait; better! Indian stuff goes well with Psychedelia so make it more Grateful Death, a bit hypnotic but with monsters and some Random Escher stuff. Uh, Uh! Don’t forget to put in a Flying Vagina!
Published 1973 (maybe)

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: 4.64 out of 10)

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11 Responses to “Incontro con Rama (Rendezvous With Rama)”

  1. Phil Says:

    Oh, how I miss Irwin Allen’s THE TIME TUNNEL (

    And Alexei Sayle’s DRUNK IN TIME, for that matter (

  2. Phil Says:

    Why does the Italian RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA have an appendix featuring B.C.?

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    The Wizard of Id, too! I think this book cover needs retuning.

  4. Tom Noir Says:


    Rendezvous with Rama DOES involve exploring the inside a of a huge, cylindrical ship with strange structures on the inside and robot bugs. I don’t remember a squiggly things or space vaginas, though.

  5. Jaouad Says:

    URANIA is a long–running Italian science-fiction magazine which publishes complete novels. Of course, no magazine is complete without episodes of B.C. and The Wizard of Id…

  6. Jaouad Says:

    Also, I wonder if the art is by Karel Thole, who did great work in those days, much of it for Urania. If so, this is decidedly not one of his most inspired.

  7. fred Says:

    Wow. 350 lire is like $0.23 today.

  8. Shannon Says:

    Ha! The first thing I thought of when I looked at it was “that looks like girly parts.” How nice that I am not the only one who noticed…I was afraid there might be something wrong with me! 🙂

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Apparently the editors were into Ironic Juxtaposition.

    “In this issue: Philip K. Dick’s THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH — plus Calvin & Hobbes!”

  10. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Frank Herbert’s DUNE is sci-fi’s Magnum Opus – also with Bill the Cat”

  11. THX 1138 Says:

    @Perry Armstrong: Not that unusual when you remember that great chapter when Paul Atreides runs over Lionel Richie with a tank.

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