Mar 13

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Scott B Comments: If I don’t get to sit in the fancy chair, I will taunt you by mimicking your body language behind your back. Using only one of my many arms, obviously.
Published 1989

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: 7.00 out of 10)

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28 Responses to “Megalomania”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it…

  2. SI Says:

    Sundials… on thrones.. Can’t say I wouldn’t have the same thing…

  3. Herm Says:

    I like this pic, to be honest, EXCEPT for the blatantly unstable way Robo-Butler is holding that tray. (Is it my imagination, or is R. Butler also doing the classic comic-book-heroine “show boobs and bum at once” spine-bending pose? Because that’s quite… er… awesome.)

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    What a bunch of posers.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    In her childhood, Carla was obsessed with getting an acceptance letter from Hogwarts. As an adult, that obsession…changed.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    What are those stringy bits coming out of birdman’s head? Bird hair day?

    I’ll get my coat.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Does the robot butler really need such large antennae? Why can’t it operate at cell phone frequencies.

  8. fred Says:

    In the future everyone will have skin like marble. Manbird’s antennae are the goofiest since Belushi was in a killer bee costume.

  9. Phil Says:

    Another opportunity for me to plea for a BEHIND YOU! tag.

  10. FearofMusic Says:

    “He” swore to destroy the galaxy he could never rule. Which he be that be? Robo butler? There’s no way he could even try, lest Asimov materialize from the ether and smack him with the Three Laws in deluxe leatherbound collectors edition.( Available in BuyNow! on E-Bay).
    Bird man? With his horrifically deformed bill/beak? He can’t even look down when he goes pee without impaling himself and puncturing a lung. If you can’t hit the bowl, you don’t get to rule the galaxy. And no going outside to play until you clean that mess young birdboy!(Mothers Law)
    So that leaves…uhm, wait.I don’t see the swell of breasts on the , uhm, person(?) seated centrally. Androgynous clothes, hair, but lipstick though. Damn you David Bowie and your Ziggy Stardustiness! Nobody, having heard “The Man Who Sold the World” is going to let a clone of yours rule the Galaxy!

  11. FearofMusic Says:

    Also, it looks to me as if we’ve arrived just as an impasse in negotiations has been reached between the multi-armed bird masseuse and his client.

    “Look, you never said on the phone..”
    “I say now! Happy Ending cost more! You want, you pay more! No pay, no happy!”

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Check out the positioning of those those two space goblets. Adolescent males discover the laws of linear perspective! And why does the robot have a bulging bicep?

  13. The Tag Wizard Says:

    Dearest Phil,
    Your tagging wish: fulfilled

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    And there was much rejoicing. Behind us. 🙂

  15. FearofMusic Says:

    @Phil: You the man! Could I get you to give my boss a ring? I really could use a rise in pay.

  16. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @B. Chiclitz these are what you call “Things that make you go hmmm…”

  17. Rags Says:

    @Fearofmusic: LOL!!! Well played!

  18. Jaouad Says:

    Bid for power? Bird For Power!

  19. Jaouad Says:

    Also, what’s wrong with birdy’s arms? I get the multiple-limbs bit, but it looks like the artist got confused on the third arm down. Might be the reason we don’t see any legs on that thing. Thank god for sundial thrones.

  20. Phil Says:

    I am honoured to have have a tagwish fulfilled. My work here is done. But I’ll be back tomorrow, just to see if that tag is being put to proper use.

  21. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s not the same Ian Wallace who used to sing ‘Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud’, is it?

  22. ecthroi Says:

    his beak is wavy. that seems not only strange but impractical? also, are those laptops on her throne? this world leaves me so confused.

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Remember that Saturday Night Live sketch where John Malkovich turns around and shouts “Do you mock me?” to his servants, who then continue to mock him behind his back… this cover is just like that.

  24. JourneywomanHJ Says:

    That nose looks alarmingly like a carrot…

  25. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    MEGALOMANIA – A RICHARD CURTIS FILM. Starring Elijah Wood as the socially awkward, sensitive bird man, Zooey Deschanel as the outwardly aloof yet secretly caring matron, and Tom Hughes as the slapstick robot butler. Featuring Jessie Ware in a cameo as the infinite reaches of space.

  26. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Consider for a moment how preposterous the blurb really is: “Out of sheer spite, I swear to destroy 100 billion suns, 1000 billion planets and a trillion moons, also including all asteroids, space stations and nebulae!”

    The proper title of the book would be GALACTIC KOOK.

  27. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: substitute ‘people different than me’, for stellar bodies, and you’ve got the Trump 2016 platform. 😐

  28. anon Says:

    @DSWBT: Speaking of stellar bodies, neither Donald Trump nor this cover has any.

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