Saturday, August 9, 2008

Paperback 126: Plan for Conquest / A.A. Glynn (Badger Books SF90)

Paperback 126: Badger Books SF90 (PBO [?], 1963 [?])
Title: Plan for Conquest
Author: A. A. Glynn
Cover artist: My Hero

Yours for: $14

Best things about this cover:

  • Robot head doubles as coffee pot.
  • He's like a walking tamale - those are corn husks, right?
  • Love the midnight background scene!: "Everybody was kung fu fightin'!"
  • This book is clearly the beta version of "Battlestar Galactica" - just with Far Less Frightening robots
  • Multiple choice quiz!: This robot is sad because:
  1. he killed his owner lady
  2. he is not programmed to "love"
  3. his girlfriend robot rejected his Valentine's Day gift: tasty human corpse

Best things about this back cover:
  • His arms are in the same position as on the cover ... but Where Is The Lady!? It looks like he's playing charades and the answer he's going for is "Gondolier"
  • "Bath the baby?"
  • "Aunt Edie"
  • I used to belong to the New (Chaucer) Society

Page 123:

So they made their cautious way through the moorland, ever watchful for the glint of dawn-light on domed metal heads which would betray the presence of the brain's robot warriors.

I would like to announce that my next album will be titled "Dawn-Light on Domed Metal!"



Anonymous said...

Looks like all the scientists' wives and/or female scientists are gorgeous or kung-fu experts...

Michael5000 said...

I want to live in an environment in which leisure takes top place....

JamiSings said...

Either he killed her or like Lt. Com. Data he's "fully fuctional" and she's very relaxed now.

G said...

How did I miss this post? It is absolutely fabulous and I insist on using it in my own header.

Interpretive robot ballet. Squiggly mouth ("I don't know what I said, but man was she pissed.") + little metal skirt = my hero.

Elaine said...

Wait--note the "unconscious" girl on the cover has her toe pointed in a most balletic fashion...(faking?) ...and on the back cover, um-- doesn't this robot appear to be a FEmale? ewwww