Oct 12

QUICKLY MEN! Lets get knitting!!!Click for full image

Diggler’s Art Direction: Lets put a big black phallic symbol on a moon surface and have the men running in fear while the women gawk.
Published 1954

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: 5.44 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “Costigan’s Needle”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Costigan called. He said can you change the title to Costigan’s Mighty Thrusting Monolith?

  2. Tat Wood Says:

    it’s about tiny people trying to get off a meat-feats pizza to the far-off lands of poppadom-and-chutney on the horizon.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It’ll be a fantastic adventure. In time.

    Now? Not so much. Mostly pointy.

  4. fred Says:

    Serious lack of clothing options on this planet. I like the 2 figures way in the background pointing in different directions.

  5. Joachim Says:

    Umm, no to the post in general. One of my favorite covers. The colors, the space needle, the AMAZING landscape. Boo boo boo boo boo. The perfect pulp sci-fi cover creation.

  6. hestia Says:

    I think this is a great cover, too. And you can’t blame the tiny people for running: they’re being attacked by a giant black clothespin.

  7. Smith Says:

    Part of the Haberdashery Sequence, other titles being Costigan’s Thimble, Costigan’s Crochet Hook and Costigan’s Pinking Shears.

  8. Ian Says:

    Sadly they have no rope to thread this needle.

  9. Adam Roberts Says:

    There used to be a SF writer named ‘[X]-OHL’ for every letter of the alphabet, Sadly, only Frederick Pohl and Jerry Sohl have survived.

  10. Jaouad Says:

    Does anyone have a camel? There’s something I need to test…

  11. SI Says:

    Meh… Wellworths needles were just as good and half the price.

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  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Look out, the aliens are starting to do cross-stitches! RUN!!”

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Is it me, or is that “needle” making everyone do the twist?

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