Sunday, June 3, 2012

Paperback 534: Lords of Atlantis / Wallace West (Airmont SF3)

Paperback 534: Airmont SF3 (1st ptg, 1963)

Title: Lords of Atlantis
Author: Wallace West
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $10

Best things about this cover:
  • To judge by this cover, Lords of Atlantis were a short-lived New Wave band who died of ennui.
  • "The camera's over here guys ... guys? ... aw fuck it, just take the shot."
  • You can tell the dude with the '60s iPod / '80s cell phone attached to the back of his space helmet wrote all their music and is just biding his time until he can go solo / write the score for "Inception 5: The Receptioning."


Best things about this back cover:
  • More like "Snores of Atlantis"—this story would be a lot more interesting if Jeannie were in that bottle.

Page 123~
"There's a screen in the Bab El engine room," she exclaimed as she manipulated the visor dials. "I must try to tell Refo that I do forgive him. I'll never sleep again if I don't."
"They say this cat Refo is a bad mother... / SHUT YOUR MOUTH! / I'm talkin' 'bout Refo! / NO SERIOUSLY SHUT YOUR MOUTH THAT GUY'S AN IDIOT!"


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Anonymous said...

The apparent sadness of this book is exceeded only by the sadness that no one deemed it fit to comment upon. So here I am stepping into the breach: The red-headedness of the people aside, this cover doesn't deserve the tag 'redhead'. 'Redhead' means something important. This book is unimportant.

NomadUK said...

Even the front-cover blurb is half-asleep: ellipsis and a full-stop, not dashes and an exclamation point! Just can't really be bothered, apparently. Zzzzz...