Columns > Published on September 27th, 2012

Guess The Plot, Episode IV: A Galaxy Of Wonder

Guess The Plot has returned from hiatus! That's right,  LitReactor's favorite/only speculative, vintage book cover-based game is back with another certified bananas piece of "art" from the depths of the Internet.

Here's How To Play: Come up with a short description of the following book’s plot. Your theoretical summary should be the logical extension of the cover, although wild-ass extrapolation is certainly encouraged. And no checking with Google for plot information, we want pure originality! Then post your work in the comment section below. (Check out the previous installments for inspiration: Episode I, Episode II, Episode III.)

And so, without further delay, I present to you...



I'm super tempted to just drop the mike and leave you with this ridiculous vision, but that would be the coward's way out. No coward am I, my friends! Nay, I shall remain and face the glorious pinnacle of bad taste that is Daw Books No. 144's classiest of homages to Lewis Carroll. But know that at any moment I may be overcome with its terrifying beauty and go completely and irreversibly insane. I am just a mortal man, after all, and therefor not equipped to deal with towheaded, buxom sprites - let alone their fearsome sharkbeasts and the robot claws required to keep them enslaved. I'M NOT MADE OF STONE! In fact, the madness had already taken hold...I see stars; a beautiful, multi-hued cosmos surrounds the lass. (Also, she appears to have shot a pair of bubbles out of her "downstairs" region.) Run now - go while you still can! I'll try to distract this slouching vision and her cartilaginous familiar with sweetly whispered nothings, promises of adaptable manicurists, and a pack of Shark Bites I've been saving since 1991.

Save yourselves and make the most of my sacrifice in the comments...

About the author

Originally from Concord, Massachusetts, Jon Korn spent a decade in Los Angeles trying to get warm. He now lives in Oakland, where he works as a writer and film festival programmer. Over the past 10 years, Jon has watched tens of thousands of movies for the Sundance Film Festival, AFI FEST, Outfest, and CineVegas, among others. Not all of them were good, but it is still a wonderful job. Jon is the co-creator of the Echo Park Time Travel Mart and a Jeopardy! champion. His hobbies include cooking, being sad about baseball, and not answering the phone.

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