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Jun 04

Your breath is bad... how about some SPEARMINT! Click for full image

Tat Wood Comments: Quick, Antoninus, bring the marshmallows!
Published 1958

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 6.83 out of 10)
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20 Responses to “Star Born”

  1. SI Says:

    “If I’m going to die in an crazy alien gladiator arena…I’m going to die happy. Bring me my loincloth!”

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “I don’t think Dress Down Friday should mean I get the crappy jobs!”

  3. anon Says:

    “Get away, log grapple! This is my meal!”

  4. anon Says:

    BTW, have you noticed the “Tag Chaos” suggests some great additions to the standard tagging:
    – beard-wielding “behind you”
    – “weapons bracers”
    – “cat people cleavage”
    – “cleavage cloaks”
    – “cloaks daemons”
    – “damsel daw”
    – “evil fire”
    – “fire font”
    – “problems glow”
    – “guns horses”
    – “horse’s hunk”
    – “hunk lasers”
    – “loincloth magic” !
    – “monsters moon”
    – “moon muscles”
    – “muscles once”
    – “once you see it” planets
    – “space suit strange”
    – “suit strange creatures”
    – “creatures’ swords ting!”
    – “artist wtf”

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    @GSS Admin – Emperor Bibliomancer gives thumbs-up to the great hover-over comment. Good Show Sir!

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    …that’s actually his distended anus…

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The discus hurler from the Space Olympics couldn’t beat the dragon and was burned to a crisp. Let’s hope the biathlete can do his best!

  8. GSS Admin Says:

    @bibliomancer – Why thank you! I occasionally get one funny hover-over! Every year or so 🙂

  9. fred Says:

    Not very good planning having a creature in a gladiatorial arena that can rear up and feed on the paying customers. I’m guessing all the combatants are lawyers so as to deter lawsuits.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    The dragon’s killed Morph’s friend Chas!

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @anon: How about ‘Ace Books aliens’…but their lawyers have them released on bond.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The blurb “Good, fast-moving, colorful” was of course lifted word for word from an automobile ad.

  13. Anna T. Says:

    I think actual gladiators wore more armour than that . . .

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The sequels were:
    – SANDALS & LOINCLOTHS
    – SWEATY GLADIATORS
    – THE LEATHER-CLAD CENTURION
    and
    – BIG SHINY SPEARS

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    STAR BORES

  16. FearôfMušic Says:

    Two complete novels? Well you’ve lost me right there. I demand either three incomplete novels or seven unrelated fragmentary novellas, or I’m not wasting my time.

  17. B_Munro Says:

    Adjusting a dragon with a loose radiator cap can be tricky.

  18. Anna T. Says:

    Why is he holding his spear like a rifle? Methinks this pose was reused from something else, where Our Hero is holding the aforementioned rifle.

  19. Revellion Says:

    Good? It was GOOD? How good? Somewhat?

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Haa! Back, foul leviathan! You shall not have my tree fitty!’

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