Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Paperback 975: The House That Stood Still / A.E. Van Vogt (Paperback Library 63-016)

Paperback 975: Paperback Library 63-016 (2nd ptg, 1968)

Title: The House That Stood Still
Author: A.E. Van Vogt
Cover artist: Uncredited

Estimated value: $8-10
Condition: 9/10

Best things about this cover:
  • "Pete... do you see that?" "What?" "That house ... it's not moving. It's just ... sitting there." "Dear God! You're right! Call for backup."
  • "DO NOT LOOK BEHIND THE MASK OR YOU WILL SEE THE TERRIFYING VISAGE OF ... Shelley? Shelley from Accounting? What are you doing here?"
  • That ziggurat is gonna want to have that growth looked at.
Best things about this back cover:
  • "Obliterate the universe from the heavens"? This doesn't sound ... right.
  • Immortals are always trashing shit and running away.
  • That last sentence needs a huge spoiler alert. Why would I want to read now?

Page 123~

"What's the good of having a forty-year-old heart and a ninety-year-old liver?"


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BeauW said...

You really have to find the Harlequin version of that book...

capewood said...

That back text was pretty confusing. At first I thought the woman with the mask was Allison Stephens. But Allison is a he.