Jan 29

Wheel chairs of the future are kinda awesome...Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: Look, you can have an albino psychic in a bloody space capsule carried around by bird wings for all I care. The book mentions a leotard… so whatever you have on there… make sure it’s in one!
Published 1975

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: 8.68 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “The Eighty-Minute Hour”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if, when you add them up, 40% of the comments to this sites are variants of: “OMG! I had that exact same copy of that book when I was younger! LOLs!” A comment which adds nothing to the larger debate.

    Nonetheless, for this post I am compelled to note: OMG! I had that exact same copy of that book when I was younger! LOLs!

  2. SI Says:

    @Adam – How does it feel to be like the rest of us now? 🙂

    I used to be scared of the Brian Lumley books I had… I remember hiding them in the bookshelf after reading them. I was maybe slightly too young to read those. Anyway, I can imagine my younger self doing the very same with this book!

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Pimp My Mekon?

  4. Phil Says:

    Brian Aldiss evidently demanded that his name be removed from this cover… but only his FIRST name.

  5. fred Says:

    The cap of Hermes?

  6. Phil Says:

    What’s with the uncapitalised “minute”?

  7. Greg M. Says:

    Well, normally I don’t like to pan Science Fiction, but since the cover insists:
    The full title of this picture is “Metallic Gymnast In Bedpan With Wings.”

  8. FearofMusic Says:

    Obviously minute is not a noun. It is being used as an adjective. Apparently hours are just tiny little things in the world of this book.

  9. Rags Says:

    (Grunts) Mom, I am 5000 years old, I think I can handle a big boy bed!

  10. Sophaloaf Says:

    Space toilets just make constipation feel a tad bit more awkward. They make every hour spent on them feel like an 80-minute hour.

  11. Rev Says:

    This bedpan has wings, which means you can go horse riding while shitting in it as if it were never there. No longer need you feel embarrassed if you get invited out bicycling with friends but you really just need to take a huge dump. With wings, this full-body bedpan is discreet.

  12. A. R.Yngve Says:

    Oh, not ANOTHER “Squatty Potty” ad!

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Maybe you get an extra 20 minutes’ work done by never having to walk around, drive in traffic, or go off to the loo?

    Excellent social distancing. No one’s going to come near you in that.

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