Title: The War Against the Rull
Author: A. E. Van Vogt
Cover artist: Some Richard Powers knock-off artist (or possibly Richard Powers, who knows?)
Estimated value: a few bucks, ish
[part of the newly established Laura R. Braunstein Collection]
- This is pretty lazy as scif fi covers go. Feels like it was made on some kind of assembly line where they just slap down hackeneyed visuals without much thought. "Floating orb of some kind ... dude in space suit ... maybe a few other smaller dudes ... wacky '60s font ... paint splatter to suggest some kind of, I don't know, flare? ... And, done!"
- The Rull had eyes in their knees and wore elaborately decorated space woolens, so war was kind of inevitable.
- I am tempted to read this book, as I have been tempted to read several of these prolific but largely forgotten popular fiction writers (I'm in the middle of a Mary Roberts Rinehart book right now! It's super-fun!). Thanks to Pop Sensation reader and librarian extraordinaire Laura Braunstein for sending me a buncha beat up paperbacks that only a mother or vintage paperback enthusiast could love! More to come.
- "... or are you just happy to see me?"
- So ... they're Cylons. Or Pod People. Or latent zombies. Got it.
- That is the most nauseating question mark ever produced.
With Diddy in tow, the two Rulls came to Cross 2. The Way itself was Cross 1.
Thus setting up an epic '90s space-rap battle. My money's on The Way.
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