Friday, January 16, 2015

Paperback 851: The Puzzle Planet / Robert A.W. Lowndes // The Angry Espers / Lloyd Biggle, Jr. (Ace D-485)

Paperback 851: Ace Double D-485 (PBO/PBO, 1961)

Title: The Puzzle Planet / The Angry Espers
Authors: Robert A.W. Lowndes / Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
Cover artist: Ed Emshwiller / Ed Valigursky

Estimated value: $15-20


Best things about this cover:

  • Brigitte Bardot senses that things are about take a very, very freaky turn.
  • That's some Left Bank space helmetry she's got going there.
  • In the future, cameras will weigh 80 pounds and Mr. Clean will have Really let himself go.
  • No one could stop Steve Rockwell from making the "Barbarella" prequel of his dreams!


Best things about this other cover:

  • "Float, harlequin! Float to hell!"
  • Mind-Bowling: It Takes Balls
  • In the future, everyone and everything will orbit Rutger Hauer.

Page 123~ (from The Angry Espers)

"May I speak with Doctor Alir?" Corban asked.
"Doctor Alir is not here."
"When is she expected back?"
"She will not be back," the doctor said. "She's been … transferred."

Spoiler alert: Doctor Alir is now a pin girl in Rutger Hauer's Human Bowl-a-Rama.


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Dave M said...

"At first, Kirk Douglas was implanting cyborg hardware in my skull. Then it got weird."

Jean said...

When a tiny hat like that is made of fabric and flowers, it's called a fascinator. This is a technic-fascinator or something. She could wear it to a wedding maybe.

Anonymous said...

Steve Holland sighting!