Jun 03

Hmmm.... well most of my other encounters are with men with foreheads... but alright....Click for full image

Robert Van N Comments: I started scanning my collection a few years ago. But have only a fraction digitally. I just grabbed a few that might fit.
Published 1962

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: 6.84 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “The Real Encounter”

  1. Sophaloaf Says:

    he looks bent alright.

  2. Adam Roberts Says:

    Cataracts are a terrible affliction.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    “Never mind me, mate, your ship has taken off without you.”

  4. Jaouad Says:

    If I had to master a world which I had just destroyed, I would have glowing eyes, too.

    Or is he secretly a cat person?

  5. Tom Hering Says:

    He was a destroyer from another planet – bent on sniffing the butts of the tiny Earthmen’s women!

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    This is what smoking can do to YOU, kids!

  7. Sophaloaf Says:

    @Jaouad I was thinking the same thing. That and how did they get Sophia Loren to pose like that? Must have been when she was between gigs.

  8. Tom Hering Says:

    He was a destroyer from another planet – who forced the little Saucer Women to put blonde highlights in his giant blue fro!

  9. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    And by “bent on mastery of the world”, he means an earth woman who wants nothing more than for him to stop stalking her.

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    Prone lady without any visible means of support looks likes she was cut out (probably with scissors) from another sleaze paperback cover and glued onto this cover.

  11. Rags Says:

    LOL nice cover!

    As far as crappy spaceships goes that one is pretty heinous. Not functional, not cool looking. Is that exhaust fumes or is it blasting something?? The artist perhaps? Lets hope so.

  12. Rags Says:

    Looks like Mr Destroyer has a fever, and the only cure is hot Earth women!!!

    We really need to thank our women folk, how many times have their low cut dresses and ample bossums saved Earth from horrible monstrous aliens??

    Thank you Earth women, keep up the great work!!

  13. Phil Says:

    He is very large, or she is very tiny, or both. Either way, he could use some botox.

  14. Neal Says:

    Some of these covers bring to light authors I’ve never heard of and wonder if any of these books are good. This author died at the young age of 50. Kind of makes me sad.

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    I’ve seen people do a similar trick with their dogs except they use a doggie treat instead of a voluptuous woman.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’mancer 10: maybe she’s a mime. Looks kind of like a mime pose. “Help! help! I’m stuck in a phone booth, er, I mean, stuck on a giant nose!”

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Was the author lazy and put in too much blank space at the top… or was the editor a klutz and moved the bottom of the picture out of the frame? I dunno…

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    He was a destroyer of any chance of women ever talking to him — hell bent on reading this book in public

  19. Jaouad Says:

    Remember that period in 20th-century architecture when they built houses in the shape of flying saucers?

    That space ship looks like they built it to look like one of those houses.

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    J Hunter Jolly: the John Betjeman/ Gene Wolfe crossover we’ve all been waiting for.

  21. Tat Wood Says:

    Holly, dagnabbit – curse these azerty keyboards

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I’m starting a betting pool on this one — bet for or against this cover soon being used on the SFWA Bulletin

    Starting Odds:
    For: 90%
    Against: 10%

  23. The Tag Wizard Says:

    Heh. I think that bulletin cover was a little too cheesecake even for us!

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    With a name like Monarch Books, are those small chrysalises in his eyes?

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