Nov 14

I, the machine... stores all data to tape! Give me 30 minutes while I search for the right piece of information.Click for full image

Scott B Comments: You know, I never thought that when the machines finally rose and conquered humanity they would be led by a cyborg cordless electric razor.
Published 1968

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: 7.28 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “I, the Machine”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s OK everyone – no need to shield your eyes from the machine’s welding, he’s using non-glare paper!

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Hoot von Zitzewitz” is the cover artist? You got to be kidding me.

    But then Google gives me an education:

    Now I understand the sci-fi cover artist’s motto “I don’t give a Zitzewitz!”

  3. Adam Roberts Says:

    I love the preposition + preposition + noun title style. Rather wish it had been extended a little more. I, The, An, It, Some, We, Machine.

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    I, The Grammatically Incorrect Title

  5. Phil Says:

    I take this cover art as a warning not to hold a Philishave too close to one’s eyes. Although if one did, one might be grateful for the large print and non-glare cover.

    I, THE MACHINE must be the sequel to…
    II, THE MACHINERY and possibly…

    I could go on.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I had zitzewitz on my hoot when I was a teenager. Fortunately, the doctor was able to take care of them. Unfortunately, when I looked in the mirror all I saw was a razor with asymmetrical pupils. 🙁

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    Ducking and covering seems like an ineffective strategy if you are attacked by a giant soldering iron.

  8. HappyBookwyrm Says:

    Looks like an awful collage art project, complete with a discarded photo of a man looking at the ground and some sloppy orange paint strokes to fill the empty lower corner.

  9. Rags Says:

    The guy in the business suit doesnt seem all that concerned.

  10. FeárofMüsïc Says:

    I nominate this for “Most Blatant Attempt to Ride the Coattails and Just Barely Not Plagiarize “, in the category of speculative fiction.

    Though I do have to admit I rather like the album “I the Machine” by the Alvin Persons Project.

  11. fred Says:

    Agent Smith?

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—I thought the tiny topless babe on the right was the “Hoot” you were referring to. Wonder what she’s doing there? Oh, yeah, it’s a collage, I forgot.

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The paper may not be glaring but the cover sure is!

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    With a name like that I had to find out more:

    actually: Hubertus Octavio von Zittewitz

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    A Stunning New Science Fiction Novel By Tarzan Of The Apes

    An excerpt:
    “I machine. You human. We go to Radio Shack, find new transistors for machine.”

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: now THAT’S science fiction! Everyone knows Radio Shack doesn’t sell electronic parts anymore. 😉

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