Nov 26

All hail... the groaning cow noise stick!Click for slightly larger image

Joachim Comments: Maori rave party of the future!
Published 1975 (Holland)

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: 8.83 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “The Traveler in Black”

  1. Phil Says:

    Some people are BORN SF, some achieve SF, while others have SF thrust upon them.

  2. Lionrock Says:

    ‘Ziger good!
    ‘Ziger good!
    ‘E’s Reiziger good!

    Anyone got any veras?

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Olympic Ceremonies ain’t what they used to be.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    The one thing that dates it to 1975 and not 1991 is that there’s ‘Chaos’ in the title but no Mandelbrottery on the cover. I like the way his fuschia-coloured rolling-pin seems to have graffiti’d a spiral on a wall ten feet behind him.

    @Lionrock: about an hour from now our US comrades will see this and wonder what you’re on about. Then they’ll look it up. Are you sure you want to inflict Mr C and his salmon on them?

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “A chilling depiction of future youth… hordes of teenagers dancing away the night in a haze of drugs and hypnotic electronic music… the feast they call ‘The Ravening’.”

  6. Peppermint Says:

    It looks like a shot from Batman and Robin…

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    It’s nice to see dad go out trick-or-treating with his kids

  8. Lionrock Says:

    @Tat Wood – it seems suitable retaliation for Miley Cyrus.

    I’m looking forward to explaining “veras” not to mention “salmon”.

  9. Jaouad Says:

    Heh, I’ve actually read this edition. (Long ago, when SF was still published in the Netherlands.) The only thing I remember about it is the cover. I wonder why…

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    @Lionrock: now I’m imagining a twelve-year-old Mr C in a sitcom for Disney Channel. And you’d have to explain that the guy in the topper is Jerry Sadowitz and not Steven Moffat.

  11. Rachel J Says:

    @Jaouad. It’s the one with the smug wizard who goes around interpreting every remark he overhears as a “wish” to be “granted” with sadistic literalism, thus imparting the valuable lesson that one should never, ever, speak. I guess.

  12. Lionrock Says:

    @Tat Wood: that’s quality telly right there!

    Aguilera and Spears singing the Mickey Mouse Club song and C rapping on the breakdown.

    Timberlake would never have had a look in.

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Het Gathering Van De Juggalos.

    ‘The universe is governed by that wicked forces of chaos. But who pulls around there … who’s the traveler in black?’

    Johnny Cash IS Maori 2 Dope!

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    No, wait, it’s this fellow, corrupted like Ziggy Stardust with material wealth and sensory overload. :<

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Those Prodigy concerts are so tiresome.

  16. Ken Shinn Says:

    H’yoooooorrrrrrr mah hwaf now Daaaaave….

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    @Ken Shinn
    Eels up inside ya

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Nein, Mann!

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