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0719 Das Mädchen, die goldene Uhr und der ganze Rest

March 23, 2021

0719 Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything, The - german 663
  • Title: Das Mädchen, die goldene Uhr und der ganze Rest
  • English Title: The Girl, the Gold Watch and All the Rest
  • Canon: The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything
  • Language: German
  • Country: Germany
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1993
  • Publisher: Heyne
  • Collection: Heyne-Bücher
  • Collection #: 5023
  • ISBN-10: 3453066049
  • ISBN-13: 9783453066045
  • Cover Artist: unknown

One shouldn’t be surprised that this cover contains a girl.¹ After all, out of 33² known covers for this book worldwide, only four contain no girl and only four contain no gold watch. The moonscape is a bit out of place but the story is science fiction, isn’t it?³


¹ The legal staff here at John D MacDonald Cover Blogs Company has insisted that the Civil Rights Act as amended requires me to state that the use of the term “girl” is to be understood to include “woman”, “babe”, “dame”, and any other reference to a female human being.

² The legal staff here at John D MacDonald Cover Blogs Company has insisted that I clarify that there are 34 known covers but one is more of an unknown known. I know it’s out there but I don’t know what might be on it.

³ The legal staff here at JoMacCoBloCo has insisted that I clarify that it might be science fiction, depending on one’s definition. JDM makes a vague hand-waving attempt to describe the process by which the watch stops time⁴, which might qualify the story as science fiction but the gist of the story is definitely fantasy.

⁴ The legal staff here at JoMacCoBloCo has insisted that I clarify that time does not actually stop in the story but merely slows down so much that Kirby doesn’t even realize it until there is a thick portion of the book in the reader’s left hand.⁵

⁵ The legal staff here at JoMacCoBloCo has insisted that I clarify that thanks to the most unfortunate rise of e-books, it is possible that the reader might have no pages at all in their left hand.⁶

⁶ The legal staff here at JoMacCoBloCo has insisted that I remove all references to hands, whether right or left, to avoid conflict with the relevant portions of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Warren permalink
    March 23, 2021 9:27 pm

    Remember , you can argue legally than anything you say or write wouldn’t be believed by any reasonable person. So crack on doing anything whatsoever and there’s no comeback. Talking of arguing , it’s speculative fiction. So there.

    • Warren permalink
      March 24, 2021 9:12 pm

      DUH ! Remember , you can argue legally *THAT*

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