Aug 21

AH god... here he goes again on his UFO talk...Click for full image

Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Comments: Christ…he’s not doing that party trick with the jam buns, is he?
Published 1995 (maybe)

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: 7.61 out of 10)

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38 Responses to “Sundiver”

  1. Phil Says:

    That reminds me of something…

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “Look, you can see my finger from here!”

  3. Claire Says:

    Oh yeah, we’ve all had that look when our partner shows off his *party trick* one more time!

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Everyone else went 80s retro for the party but Billy McKenzie from ‘The Associates’ was already as 80s as you can get so he dressed as Davros.

  5. Phil Says:



    …I’m here all week, folks.

  6. L.B. Says:

    ‘Da tires, da tires, Boss!’
    ‘Yes, Tattoo. Everybody’s welcome on Sundiver Island.’

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Critter reminds me of this guy.

  8. fred Says:

    Great. Now I’ll have that damned GEICO gecko voice in my head all day.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    @Fred: Because everyone trusts a reptile that sounds like a member of the cast of EastEnders*. Obviously, that wouldn’t work in the UK, where it would be like using one of the cast of ‘Deliverence’ to advertise holidays in Georgia; no, we have to have Meerkats with Russian accents. Of course, the French use Ferrets instead

    (*One whose main plotline was about running scams and getting into debt, then getting buried alive )

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tat: How do you think I ended up in Atlanta?

    ‘Whar you goin’, city boi?’ indeed. 😐

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    [Hits the echo pedal] DONUTS FROM SPAAAACE…!!

  12. Severian 67 Says:

    Michael Jackson tells his little ‘friend’, “See? I told you I like to play with rings. Hee hee”.

  13. Rags Says:

    Am I the only person that googled “jam buns” to make sure it was referring to the flying nuclear donuts? 🙂

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    damsel? Where?

  15. THE ANGRY Espers Says:

    the-book-of-doughnut drenes -1995 or go nut’s drones (see spelling differences) is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food. The doughnut is popular in many countries and in far far donut planets
    and is a franchise of donut-drones to iraq now…, donut-drones, donut-s-from-hell, donuts-from-the-sky


  16. Stevie T Says:

    Gee, my copy of Sundiver just has a drop of water suspended in front of swirling orange clouds. Downright boring by comparison…

    Still not good, though.

  17. Stevie T Says:

    In totally unrelated news, I came across an article reprinted in my local paper that may be of some interest to y’all. Apparently a UK publisher decided to put a new (and quite GSS-worthy) cover on a classic novel (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) and it has caused quite the backlash among fans. The article is especially notable for its quote from the publishers about what makes the cover so…um…”appropriate”:

  18. Jeff Vader Says:

    It only now occurs to me… “Sundiving” sounds like a pretty hazardous activity.

    Goes without saying it should only to be performed by trained professionals – so don´t try it at home, kids.

  19. NGpm Says:

    Does the critter remind anybody else of the Sleestaks?

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Stevie: ‘Yuk! What is that?’ –my wife.

    The prosecution rests, m’lud.

  21. anon Says:

    I have this one. Never really looked at it or thought about it. Upon inspection, my eyes now keep getting drawn on the geek with the goggles and the helmet.

  22. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    So, Anakin Skywalker, Jor-el, E.T., and Jerry O’Connell (the fat kid from Stand By Me) walk into a bar…

  23. Bruce A Munro Says:

    As the sun ages, the hydrogen fusion cycle is increasingly supplemented by the flaming tire cycle.

  24. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Now that part of the sun is _really_ bright, and shouldn’t be looked at without appropriate eye protection.”

  25. Francis Boyle Says:

    Alien Fonzie: And this is the time I jumped over an Arcturian Megashark on my hoverbike.

    Everyone else: Holographic Powerpoint is just the worst.

  26. fred Says:

    So Bruce Banners plan to defeat Thanos is Hulk tires?

  27. Lillie Awesome Says:

    The phrase ‘pencil-necked geek’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but I think we can safely apply it to our behelmeted friend over doing…whatever it is s/he’s doing in the background.

  28. B. Chiclitz Says:

    If this is an uplift novel, I’d sure hate to see what a bummer novel looks like

  29. Tat Wood Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: probably like this

  30. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat W—You, Good Sir, have made my day 😉 !

  31. Nanoalchemist Says:

    I JUST finished reading this.

    Actually, a fairly accurate cover!

  32. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Nanoalchemist—Ah, but is it a fairly accurate book?

  33. Tat Wood Says:

    @B.Chiclitz, Nanoalchemist: the main thing I remember is the stuff about making a laser from rat-poison. I never got that to work.

  34. GSS ex-noob Says:

    But weren’t there a lot of dolphins in this too? (It’s hard to remember after 30+ years) I guess they lucked out and got to stay in their tanks instead of going to the passenger lounge for the “fun”.

    @Anti-Sceptic (22) summed it up well.

    @Lillie: probably VR goggles to escape seeing the alien donut/tire trick. And who could blame them?

    @Tat Wood: a MOST hearty GSS! I actually LOL. (it was more of a snerk, but still)

  35. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS Ex-noob, there are intelligent dolphins in a number of the books in Brin’s “Uplift” series, but I don’t recall this one being particularly dolphin-centric. Perhaps you’re thinking of Startide Rising?

  36. A.R.Yngve Says:

    We’re going to have a lot of explaining to do when the aliens finally show up…

    “Earthling, is this some kind of joke about my eyes? Or about our spaceships? Do you think our ships look funny? Do I look like a zorg to you, eh? Eh?”

  37. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @AR Yngve: given TV shows including Mork & Mindy, ALF, and Third Rock From the Sun, we have already broadcast to the stars far worse insults to any form of alien intelligence.

  38. Ray P Says:

    Aliens might not be sensitive to insult, humiliation and disrespect. And the big-eyed white one should wear a Stetson.

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