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January 22, 2004 8:29 PM   Subscribe

Delicate. Abstract. Phallic. Gorgeously designed. Four pages of "rare and valuable" Isaac Asimov book covers. Some are truly beautiful. From West Virginia University's brand-new home for an Asimov geek's recently donated collection. [via the ever-useful ResearchBuzz]
posted by mediareport (17 comments total)

 
Bold
Lecherous
Silly
Paradoxical
Just plain cool
Did I mention phallic?
posted by mediareport at 8:37 PM on January 22, 2004


why does it have to be phallic? cant it just be egg?
posted by Satapher at 8:56 PM on January 22, 2004


It's robot heads and rocket ships, drawn 40-50 years ago. Trust me, it's phallic.
posted by mediareport at 9:29 PM on January 22, 2004


how else would you draw robot heads and rocket ships?
posted by Satapher at 9:30 PM on January 22, 2004


Um, you might be taking this a bit too seriously. But ok: non-phallic robot heads and rocket ships.

Now get some sleep.
posted by mediareport at 10:12 PM on January 22, 2004


those rocket ships look like vaginas
posted by Satapher at 10:15 PM on January 22, 2004


[cue Twilight Zone music]
posted by mediareport at 10:19 PM on January 22, 2004


[this is good]
posted by plep at 12:17 AM on January 23, 2004


Satapher: those rocket ships look like vaginas
mediareport: [cue Twilight Zone music]
You must have been watching an entirely different twilight zone than the rest of us...
posted by fvw at 12:52 AM on January 23, 2004


Haha, the "phallic" ones look like penises.
posted by The God Complex at 1:15 AM on January 23, 2004


My nob looks like a robot, should I be worried?

I have to take issue with the claim that some of these designs are beautiful or gorgeous, though. They look like bog standard cheap pulp-sci-fi covers to me.
posted by Blue Stone at 3:22 AM on January 23, 2004


I have to take issue with the claim that some of these designs are beautiful or gorgeous, though.

Eye of the beholder and all that. I've been seeing well-designed "cheap pulp-sci-fi" covers for years.
posted by mediareport at 5:43 AM on January 23, 2004


I've been seeing well-designed "cheap pulp-sci-fi" covers for years.

Right on! And thanks for the great find.
posted by eyebeam at 6:42 AM on January 23, 2004


mediareport, those are obviously "flying saucers" and not "rocket ships".
posted by sonofsamiam at 7:59 AM on January 23, 2004


Whatever.
posted by mediareport at 10:00 PM on January 23, 2004


Whatever.

Yep, that certainly looks rocket propelled, unlike the flying saucers.
posted by Satapher at 12:12 AM on January 24, 2004


[laughing] You know, you can start talking about robot heads at any time. But just for you, Satapher: Rocket-propelled flying saucers. Qubits look pretty non-phallic, too.

How do flying saucers get around, anyway? Oh yeah, right, they're lifted by string.

Goddamn splitters. Always making life hard for us lumpers.
posted by mediareport at 5:51 AM on January 24, 2004


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