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RX for Bilbiomancer Comments: No need for modesty sheep. Marilyn is wearing her white fox stole.
Published 1984

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: 7.48 out of 10)
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27 Responses to “Demon”

  1. Ae7flux Says:

    So much. . . symbolism.

  2. SI Says:

    PHOARR you’re right Ae7flux… Just look at those… symbolisms.

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    This is, alarmingly, an accurate depiction of a scene in the book, although he’s had 200 000 words to build up to it.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I’ve read the book (although with a much more modest cover) and the above artwork does not lie. There’s some seriously weird stuff in DEMON (not denouncing anything, just stating facts…). It’s amazing what SF writers can get away with and call it “scientific speculation,” no?

    Now, what about those Art Deco fonts? THAT’s odd.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TW, AR: is there anything in the book that is in good taste?

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    The seven beer twitch?

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    @Dead Stuff: this is the end of a trilogy that began rather well. It’s as if the author got halfway through book two and, cursing the publishing economics that make payment for the second book in a series higher that for the first, thought ‘the hell with it’. The lady on the Centaur, and, if memory serves, the centaur, are interesting characters – Sirocco Jones is a near-future NASA pilot en route to Saturn’s moons when the gene-mixing entity on Titan gets hold of her crew and starts playing with their chromosomes.
    If the British paperback had had a cover like this for the third book, and if it had come out before I read the first, I might not have bothered but, on balance, ‘Titan’ is worth a look if you can forget what comes after.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tag Wizard — Let’s give credit to cover artist Steve Ferris. This was probably from his (ahem) private collection. Imagine how awesome this cover art would look painted on velvet!

  9. Jon Says:

    This really deserves to be on the side of a 70′s van…

  10. fearofmusic Says:

    marilyn monroe was not that slender.

  11. fred Says:

    Pretty much how my version of ‘The Misfits’ would turn out. Does that scrawny ring lightning thing count as an official ting?

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TW: Ah, many thanks, I recall reading Titan back when I was in school.

  13. dpn Says:

    I appreciate the way in which all of the left facing boobs balance out the right facing buttocks.

  14. Steve Airport Says:

    I don’t see much of anything wrong with this cover.

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    @Fred: I think it has to be considered tingworthy: Demons are a girl’s best Ting

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Why didn’t I notice that her wraps have little fox heads on their ends? Ah, I can think of two reasons…more than two reasons, really.

  17. DaveM Says:

    The centaur’s a bit odd as well. Most centaurs are part human, part horse. But this one is part human part horse, and part different horse. Look at the legs, the front pair are off a racehorse, while the rear pair look more like a plow horse. Oh, and holding that spear like that? Can’t be comfortable..

  18. Phil Says:

    Part horse, part pantomime horse.

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The Centaur seems also to be wearing a tail ring—enhances the pleasure when swatting flies?

  20. SeriesFive Says:

    @B. Chiclitz Could be a plug tail… ;)

  21. Ian Says:

    Quite a ring on Marilyn’s finger, eh? Nicely framed by the E. Is it emitting lightning? Pity there is no ting.

  22. Jaouad Says:

    @DaveM: part human, part horse, part different horse, part… fish scales?

  23. Jeff Vader Says:

    Female rider: “See? I told you – she is a real blonde after all!”

    Also – this cover really emphasizes the need for a “sideboob” tag.

  24. Stevie T Says:

    Beings that all the people on the cover were women, even the centaur, I started wondering, “so…is this the world where feminism went horribly wrong?”

  25. Stevie T Says:

    The Glam Rock version of “The Chronicles of Narnia” did not go as well as anticipated…

  26. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The girl sitting on the centaur looks like she’s trying to cop a feel of Marilyn’s thigh.

  27. Rev Says:

    Interesting to note here, that despite being a far more useful creature, the reverse centaur woman was never a popular choice.

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