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The love between a man and... WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING!Click for full image

So good, they put it on the book twice!Click for full image

Frank Comments: Rogue Stud of the Universe doesn’t need Space Sheep, he’s got Space Sheep’s cousin the Blue Dragon.
Published 1975

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: 8.04 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Unpopular Planet”

  1. FevversAB Says:

    “blue dragons”
    “business beings”

    The cover art is just bizarre muddy icing on the WTF cake.

  2. StevenLP Says:

    Publisher to artist: “so make sure you include the blue dragons on both the back and front covers … remember they’re blue dragons: their colour is BLUE”
    Artist: “Sure, sure …[later] …now what was that colour? Something beginning with ‘B’ … ah yes, Brown!”

    Of course, ‘blue’ may simply refer to their mood.

    Also, I would have thought any self-respecting tacky paperback publisher would’ve given the line “Rogue Stud of the Universe” a lot more prominence: making it the subtitle at least.

  3. Phil Says:

    Move over Gully Foyle and Valentine Smith. Step aside, Hari Seldon and Guy Montag. Here comes a TRUE SF hero:

    Nicholas Piggot!

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Why spend the time on detail, when you can…scribble!

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Here’s a bit of fun. Substitute ‘Lester’ for ‘Nicholas’, and ‘Inland Revenue’ for ‘Blue Dragons’. And, er, ‘London’ for ‘Manhattan’, of course.

  6. Elvraie Says:

    Someone was drunk in it and it was not only the character of the story. The writer and the artist must have been completely legless!

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    Moral: all an unpopular planet needs is a splash of Brut 33 and a medallion and it’ll safely be in rogue stud territory.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    That critter looks like Joe Camel.

  9. Jeff Vader Says:

    Honestly – who among us doesn´t want sex for the purpose of procreation when we are drunk?

  10. fred Says:

    I would swear this is a previously unpublished Tarzan cover.

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    You have to admire their restraint in giving this evidently raunchy read such a dreary title. And such an unheroic name for the protagonist. A premise like that begs for a rugged, windswept name like… David Icke.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “They had definite plans for Joe Swill…”
    “They had definite plans for Max Hogg…”
    “They had definite plans for Rex Oink…”

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘They had definite plans for Greg Bear, too, but he escaped the indignity.’ 🙂

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  15. Rags Says:

    Just found the perfect title for any future resume I send out “Rogue Stud of the Universe”

  16. anon Says:

    That expression seems extremely appropriate if there’s a naked guy sitting on your neck.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Hey there, Mr. Big and Mighty Rogue Stud! Welcome to Unpopular Planet, population YOU!

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    An act of violence trapped him . . .
    An act of love betrayed him . . .
    And so they nabbed his sorry ass
    And tossed him in the Tha-emz.

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