Jun 21

Lets not fight, in fact here. Have my wife.Click for full image

Rose Comments: Let’s see what you have here.  We asked for a road…yes, well done.  And some people in elf suits.  And a really big, really stupid–oh…wow…
Published 1979

Another Heinlein, what fun!
Many thanks to Rose!

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 7.31 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Glory Road”

  1. SI Says:

    Why do giants wear wrestlers leotards?

    Maybe he’s asking them to trim his nails.

  2. Little Mi Says:

    Because nothing says ‘Modern Master of Science Fiction’ like a giant with a stick and some guys in faux-medival elf outfits…

  3. DeadRobot Says:

    Fry and Leila finally ask for the Snu Snu threeway.

  4. Phil Says:

    Not so much elves as Errol Flynn-style Robin Hoods. (Or should that be Robins Hood?) Note the abandoned quiver on the hexagon-tiled eponymous road.

  5. Phil Says:

    On second thoughts, that’s Errol (right) with Peter Pan (left).

  6. SophaLoaf Says:

    …but why are they on the yellow brick road?

  7. Adam Roberts Says:

    DeadRobot wins the thread.

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    I’m not sure the giant is so much stupid as he is mocking Robin Hood and his *ahem* underage page.

  9. anon Says:

    I bet Heinlein insisted that the giant should be a retard.

    Or maybe not.

  10. James Lovegrove Says:

    Frankly the giant looks like he (or maybe she) just sat down on that stump and found there was an unexpected extra branch sticking out.

  11. Simon Says:

    Robert Heinlein wrote The Princess Bride?!

  12. Jen Says:

    What is wrong with the giant’s left hand? It looks like it’s melting off her/his wrist! And thank you, Phil, for pointing out that was a quiver. I couldn’t figure out why there was a large paint roller lying in the road.

  13. hampshireflyer Says:

    Extra branch? I honestly thought that was a piggy tail.

  14. Adam Roberts Says:

    I’ve changed my mind: James L. wins the thread.

  15. e.lee Says:

    “Stand aside young Will Scarlet! Let Robin of Locksley show you how to deal with Little John’s sex-change operation gone awry!”

  16. Mark V Thomas Says:

    “Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Follow, Follow…”.
    But can the wicked witch be defeated with Super Squirter ™ Water pistols…?
    [i](Whoops, sorry, wrong book…)[/I]

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Heinlein was so awesome that his books even survived covers like this. Not a small feat!

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