Title: The Disappearance
Author: Philip Wylie
Cover artist: Tom Dunn
Yours for: $10
Best things about this cover:
- Quiz: Our hero is
b. ordering five beers from the hologram waitress
c. saying "Up top! Don't leave me hanging, Betty!"
- "Suddenly for men there were no women"—that may explain why he's not interested in the advances of this particular "woman": "Stop right there. Pete, I know that's you."
Best things about this back cover:
- There's lots of interesting stuff here, but it all pales and fades before the claim that Philip Wylie is "famed as the exposer of Moms." How do you get *that* job? (outside of the niche porn industry, that is)
In due course a thunderous water wall had poured back upon the gleaming "dent" where Chicago and its environs had been.
This was during the period when Wylie was experimenting with sexual imagery. His wife would later suggest that perhaps "dent" was not as evocative of female genitalia as he thought it was.
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