Sep 28

Here son... cut out all these random pictures and put them together. We'll get our cover that way!Click for full image

Hakan Comments: I picked this up in Picocon 29 in London today. Cost me a grand total of 1. Interestingly this was mainly before the hippy ages so I am not sure what they were smoking.
Published 1967

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “The Big Time”

  1. Tom Noir Says:

    “Hugo” winning, eh? I bet the “cover art” won a few “awards” of its own!

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The art director spent most of the cover’s budget on magazines with half-naked men in ’em, trying to find ‘just the right one’.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    So this is what Terry Gilliam has been up to.

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    What’s that little sigil on the red sticker that says the book originally cost 2/- ? Is it a Ku Klux Klan headpiece?

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Adam: it’s a rebus. It’s a ‘teepee’, with ‘T P’ on it for ‘Trade Paperback’.

    Or, ‘Truly Pathetic’.

  6. Phil Says:

    Until I saw the letters “T.P.”, I thought it was a wigwam.

    I’m trying to figure out if paying two shillings for this in 1967 would have been a good investment, given that it has just changed hands for £1. Isn’t that like 22% APR or something?

    When I get my time machine working, I’m off to the late ’60s to invest in some Leiber paperbacks.

  7. Yoss Says:

    Needs more glitter and macaroni.

  8. fred Says:

    Did someone say big time?

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Time Says:

    @fred: ah, that bulge in those big big big big big big big big big big BIG! must be the eyeball.

  10. Joachim Says:

    Boo! I LOVE Hoot von Zitzewitz’s collages… perhaps not his best but definitely not a bad cover!

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    This must be why I’ve had ‘Modern Girl’ by Sheena Easton running around my head all day.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Is that the Danish Little Mermaid statue on the upper left?

  13. Peter Morwood Says:

    @A.R.Yngve: Yes and it looks like she’s riding a surfboard.

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