Friday, February 3, 2012

Paperback 496: The Jewels of Aptor / Samuel R. Delany (Sphere 28894)

Paperback 496: Sphere 28894 (1st ptg, 1971)

Title: The Jewels of Aptor
Author: Samuel R. Delany
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $6


Best things about this cover:
  • Image lifted from a "Welcome to the Wonderful World of Scientology!" poster
  • "Let's get high and listen to the new Phallus Eruption album!"
  • I always thought the Washington Monument could stand to be a little ... gayer.


Best things about this back cover:
  • This font is killing me. That "w" is totally making out with that "e."
  • If there's one way I like my vivid images, it's crammed.
  • "Denouement," Ha ha. I haven't seen that word since high school. So Shakespearean.

Page 123~
The knot's invention was ingenious. At the vibration, two opposed loops shook away from a third, and a four millimetre length of rubber band that had been sewn in tightened and released a fourth loop from a small length of number four gauge wire with a holding tonsure of three quarters of a gram, and the opposing vibration returning up the cord loosed a similar apparatus on the other side of the plug.
Dang. Sex toys of the future are complicated.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's rather an insult to relate Mr. Delany's work with Scientology bollocks.