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Aug 24

Who's a good boy now, you bastard!Click for full image

Bibliomancer’s Comments: He’s not mad about the dog collar and leash. He’s coming after the master who got him groomed and neutered at PetSmart.

Published 1966

Tat Wood reminds us that this was republished as The Puppies of Terra

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: 8.84 out of 10)
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22 Responses to “Mankind Under the Leash”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Why, yes, I did cut and style it myself. With the axe, yes.”

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    That was me, the first time I experimented with pomade.

  3. fred Says:

    And he even has a theme song.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtUsPWn7zgg

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    Wishing (I Had a Photograph of Me Where I Didn’t Look Like That).

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    This was also called ‘The Puppies of Terra’ – presumably not about an attempt to rig the Hugo Awards – and looked like this as well http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/thomas-m-disch/puppies-of-terra.htm

    I’m pretty sure the model was Douglas Wilmer, the first Sherlock Holmes actor I remember.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tat Wood – And it is also apparently an expansion of the Disch novelette White Fang Goes Dingo

    https://www.sff.net/people/richard.horton/aced38.htm

    I’m thinking the model is more Vincent Price goes Flock of Seagulls.

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Was he the only man to challenge the Stairmasters?
    MANKIND UNDER THE WORKOUT

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tat, BM: Those who forget their history are condemned to have it reposted. 😉

  9. anon Says:

    @DSWBT: So this is a Planet of the Apes type of thing, except with dogs?

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I’m so glad it tells us this is the “complete novel.” Hate to read an abridged version of this one. I assume by “complete” it means that all the asymmetrical hair recipes are included in the famous “lost” appendix.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Gargamel took my hat…for that…he will DIE!’

  12. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “I’m a lumberjack and I’m definitely not okay…”

  13. Anna T. Says:

    The title is “MANKIND Under the Leash”, which I take to mean that this man is supposed to be human. So, ladies and gentlemen, I must pose the age-old question: WHY IS HE BLUE?

  14. THX 1138 Says:

    I think he’s blue because of his hair. You’d all be down too, admit it.

  15. chuffmunky Says:

    The star masters are nearly as vain as their fashion offenders; maybe if they hadn’t used gold chain this maniac wouldn’t have escaped.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Not only his hair, but also his mustache is asymmetrical. That, and the jaunty hip cocked to the side, lead me to think that, blue or not, he doesn’t exactly mind being under the leash.

  17. Bibliomancer Says:

    Mankind Under the Lease – Ax-wielding hipster destroys rental apartment after landlord refuses to return his security deposit.

  18. Noel Says:

    His hair mirrored the city……or did the city mirror his hair?!?!?

  19. anon Says:

    You axe my job? I’ll axe your whole motherf*cking city!

  20. Revellion Says:

    A very early Wolverine outfit. Originally he was holding a handbag.

  21. L.B. Says:

    I’ve watched enough WWE – that ain’t Mankind.

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @LB: looking at the chain, could that be Dude Love?

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