I’m a bit scared to read the book; in the first paragraph it has this sentence:
“He must have crippled a good few of him, and their friends had kicked him to death rather leisurely while the discussion about what to do with the surviving officers and loyal crewmen went on.”
The back cover blurb is nearly as awesome as the cover, too:
“Rond and his crew had been left to die slowly on an unknown planet.
As they moved warily through the alien forest they heard the eerie rhythms coming toward them.
Then they saw the grotesque figures.
A BIZARRE ARMY OF SCREAMING WOMEN!
Masked, brandishing gleaming swords, rattling their terrible death drunsm howling with the fury of some primitive blood lust – and they were attacking!
As the scarlet waves of growling women approached, Rond and his men began to run – back into the dark forest of looming horror…”
@Dead Stuff – Ha! Yes. Thing is, this was published in 1964 (this is the second printing from 1969); I’d like to think that at least somebody would have considered that sort of thing backwards nonsense.