Friday, May 2, 2014

Paperback 770: The Man Who Japed / Philip K. Dick // The Space-Born / E. C. Tubb (Ace D-193)

Paperback 770: Ace D-193 (1st ptg / 1st ptg, 1956)

Title: The Man Who Japed / The Space-Born
Author: Philip K. Dick / E. C. Tubb
Cover artist: Ed Emshwiller / Ed Valigursky

Yours for: $25


Best things about this cover:

  • Jackie gonna be *a* severed-headball sta-ar!
  • When college pranks go awry. "We said 'japery,' Jackie. 'Japery.' You call beheading the dean 'japery'!?"
  • The best, and I mean the Very Best, part of this cover is the teeny arm waving goodbye / pleading for help from beneath the jagged stick pile.


Best things about this other cover:
  • Death was their pilot, fear their fuel, underground hot-oil wrestling their passion!
  • Hey, you've got to hide your love away! (from the flying pestle-wielding space golems)
  • "Halt! Halt! Freddie Mercury wants his boots back! Remove the boots at once or face extreme golem-pestle interrogation enhancement!"

Page 123~ (from The Space-Born)

He stared at the knives in the hands of the searchers.

"Wait … those aren't knives," Tom whispered to Jerry. "Those are just pestles. I say we run for it!"


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Zach M. said...

"He undermined their world with mockery!"

Tag line of "The Man Who Japed", or the new rallying cry of your crossword blog?

DemetriosX said...

"He undermined their world with mockery!"

Sounds more like the tag line for the entire Internet.

Jean said...

Those are fantastic. I want them.

John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur said...

Re: Space Born. It looks like Ace and Gary from SNL's Ambiguously Gay Duo!

Anonymous said...

Must. Have. Ace. Doubles.