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Good Show Sir Comments: Mr SQUID! I said smile… smile with your eye! Jezzz… we’ll never get this cover shoot for Vogue done.
Many thanks to Erin!
Tagged with: Bob Shaw • cephalopod • cleavage • damsel • Dell Books • eye • mermaid • monsters • proportional issues • teat shields • tentacles • unknown artist
A squid harassing burlesque dancers? Did this book cost sick squid?
Must be nice having arms long enough to scratch your ankles.
All right — no one is ever allowed to complain about SF “gettin’ no respect” ever again.
Mass death of sea stars seen off western United States, clearly due to lactose intolerance.
@Si: Do mermaids have ankles?
And how can Medusa get pregnant?
This being by a UK author from the 70s, maybe someone was thinking of ‘Pan’s People’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4xuhPKzrI
If it had been late 70s, maybe ‘Ruby Flipper’
Very artfully done. I propose that the modesty sheep be shrunken down to this attractive “pasty” size.
@Tat Wood- OHHH those are mermaids… that makes way more sense now!
Got the Under the Sea song in my head now.
Around The World Under The Sea
Hey, nice barnacles!
The mermaids appear to be limbering up for a yoga class.
From Wikipaedia: ‘Shaw had nearly lost his sight through illness, and suffered migraine-induced visual disturbances throughout his life. These, and references to eyes and vision, appear as a theme in some of his works.’ The cover art makes a bit more sense. There being a great huge goliath eyeball in it, if you hadn’t caught on, that is.
The relationship between SF literature and illnesses is an intriguing subject and should be explored further.
Still, that cover is URRGH…
Another eyeball cover that appeared on this ‘sight’.
The hard-faced old slapper has a backwards/upside down hand.
And her arm is far too long. I don’t like her.
How about an “Interpretive Dance With Cthulu” tag….?
Meh its just like every other Japanese cartoon I’ve seen.
Nubile young women? Check.
Tentacle monster? Check.
Inappropriate and somewhat nauseating combination of first two items? Check.
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