Monday, September 26, 2016

Paperback 976: Century of the Manikin / E.C. Tubb (Daw No. 18)

Paperback 976: Daw Books No. 18 (PBO, 1972)

Title: Century of the Manikin
Author: E.C. Tubbs
Cover artist: Jack Gaughan

Estimated value: $8-12
Condition: 8/10

Best things about this cover:
  • The latest anti-Hillary ad is pretty intense.
  • Not sure whom I'm supposed to support here, but I'm going with Tron-Medea over the nameless faceless horde of enrobed white dudes. History says: roll the dice on the tough broad.
  • Those spaceships are super-cool. Simple design, spooky design.

Best things about this back cover:
  • "Drugs that controlled warlike emotions"—Ask your doctor about Negroni
  • Of course the feminist doesn't *really* want peace, she just wants to bitch you to death, [sigh] [shakes head] women, amirite? [trips over shoelaces]
  • You can't make an omelet without shattering a few civilizations.

Page 123~

A remarkable woman, he mused, leaning back, the skin sagging on his heavy features. Hard and strong and, in a way, ruthless, but they were qualities he could admire. A person who had fought all her life and was still fighting. And was still doomed, he thought bleakly. The disease from which she had run could not be cured.

I really didn't need this just 7 hours before the debate. I really didn't.


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cwf said...

Relax and enjoy Totoro.

DemetriosX said...

I'm pretty sure that's David Bowie.

Jean said...

Yep, totally David Bowie.