Sep 09

Seriously... wtf?Click for full image

I have no idea about the cover, we’ve had our best team on it for some time. Hold on.. what are you eating there? Meatballs? Man, what about putting some meatballs creatures emerging from some sort of alien pasta, with legs and horns!! That’s awesome! And here *squelch* we could also have spaghetti with coloured lights. Sorry, some got in your eye there…

Thanks so much to Chris R!

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: 8.48 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “Galactic Odyssey”

  1. SI Says:

    I have to admit.. they don’t draw them like they used to.

    Don’t even want to think what Freud would come up for this.

  2. JustinLeego Says:

    So, it looks like the mighty Baen now own the rights to this classic (of course). However, it looks like as well as repackaging it with other books by Keith Laumer, they have also made it available online for free! CHECK OUT THE EPIC TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION HEROISM HERE

  3. SI Says:

    Wow… prologue by The Webber too!

    Think you have found what I will be reading tonight haha

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    WOW I just noticed this one. It’s… well it’s hard to know even where to begin with the weird-alien-hunchback-tentacle-periscope thing! So let’s not. I’d like to know what’s going on to the left and right of it. Are those things connected to it, or are they some sort of beetle, or are they supposed to be what this monstrosity looks like in profile?

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Larry King?

  6. FearõfMusïc Says:

    I hope this thing isn’t one of Mr. Laumer’s readers. Good luck nailing THAT to a chair so it will be forced to read ‘Future Imperfect’

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Imagine the artist, sitting in his or her studio, late at night, consciousness systematically deranged, realizing slowly that it makes absolutely no difference what goes on this cover. Nobody cares, the meager freelance fee won’t be jeopardized, no editor will bother to look at it, it just doesn’t matter: just deliver a cover, any cover, a narwhal upon the vestry, nobody cares. Freudian moment indeed. . . .

    Thank bog there’s GSS to show at last a proper sense of appreciation! 🙂

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    But suppose the artist was really, sincerely, trying to depict something that’s in the text of the book. (After all, this is skiffy.)

    Then arrives the inevitable Catch-22 of all SF publishing:

    1. Depict faithfully the most eye-catching scenes of the book, thereby drawing in the hardcore SF fans who are into that sort of stuff…

    2… and you alienate everyone else (including a few SF fans as well).

  9. Stevie T Says:

    Looks like Mr….whatever…there, is just lonely and wants to give you a Big Kiss….

  10. Jane Says:

    Bow down and worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Is that another one o’ them in rear view at back left? Goodness, I wonder if this cover needs the Sir Mix-a-Lot tag as well.

  12. Tag Wizard Says:

    Duly mixed, Mr Stuff!

  13. Tom Noir Says:

    That hair piece is fooling no one.

  14. Anna T. Says:

    . . . has it got a pacifier in its mouth?

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