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That Big Thing Back There 5

Tuesday 23 March 2010 - Filed under Horrorthon Posts

Scanned from one of my “Space Books.” (Click for much larger images.) Two by Angus McKee (top). (See Octopunk’s TBTBT2 post for two more by the same artist.) Sometimes That Big Thing Back There is leaving you alone, and sometimes it’s really not. Note also that one man’s Big Thing Back There is another man’s spiritual/religious artifact or monument (image #4) and, in a surprise twist, That Big Thing Back There turns out to be under the control of This Little Guy Up Here…because it’s just a “waldo” (Image #5). More to come…

2010-03-23  »  Jordan

Talkback x 6

  1. Octopunk
    23 March 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    Yay! I love that first Angus McKie painting. "The City Ships of Alpha," or so they're called in Spacecraft: 2000 to 2100 A.D., the first of my Space Books.Mine are large-format books from the 80's that repurpose a lot of sci-fi novel covers by reprinting them with some sort of fictional connective tissue. Are your SBs the same, Jordan? My impression was that you were mining actual novel covers.I also dig the Waldo image. I've seen it but I don't have it anywhere. I've always liked how the rampaging robot is mostly machine-y and only slightly anthropomorphized.

  2. Johnny Sweatpants
    23 March 2010 @ 5:42 pm

    I'm loving these by the way. Is it me or does the 3rd pic look like two robots passionately embracing?

  3. Octopunk
    23 March 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    I would've thought it was you (you perv), but I can kinda see it. That front crumbling building, right?

  4. Jordan
    23 March 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    Are you nuts? "Passionately embracing?"Admittedly it's a weird picture. It's illustrating a strang book by Ursula K. Le Guin called The Lathe of Heaven. So those buildings/robots may not even be there, man. (Or, "may not even be BACK there, man.")

  5. Octopunk
    23 March 2010 @ 10:53 pm

    Not that I'm in a hurry to dis my man Angus, but that building-destroying robot is so very improbable. For some reason it's the building-sized hydraulic pistons that break the deal for me.

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