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Mar 23

I don't know... this sci fi device I have is saying our collars are just too big...Click for full image

Noel Comments: “Well, you should get yer ass in gear and we’ll trow back some keggers and boilo at the ‘DC or hit the weed like a champ.”
Published 1976

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: 7.30 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “Fuzzy Sapiens”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I knew that we had seen that bottom before!

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “Goddamit, when are they going to send Attenborough?!”

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    “High Beam Piper”? That’s a funny name for a writer.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It seems that the effect of the cover art was enough to drive the author to suicide. 🙁

  5. Ikari Gendo Says:

    Although the Ewoks’ productin of “Annie” wasn’t a big hit, the critics agreed their Daddy Warbucks totally owned the role.

  6. Ray P Says:

    “Keep looking. I will have a full head of gold hair by end of day.”

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Can Ewoks play ‘Duelling Banjos’, though?

    (Not a frivolous comparison: several people commented at the time that ‘Return of the Jedi’s peculiar Viet Minh analogues owed a bit to the illustrations for Piper’s books, although it seems to have been more clear in the first draft of the first film http://kitbashed.com/blog/chewbacca. Nor was it an isolated incident http://memolition.com/2013/11/18/legendary-dune-illustrations-by-john-schoenherr-9-pictures/)

  8. fred Says:

    Itty bitty little fellers. Probably swarm you like piranha.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ox9KJFuBKzI/T3tMhJ-if_I/AAAAAAAACgU/ZRHiQR_zD2k/s1600/little_fuzzy_ace.jpg

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: ‘Look at the unit on THAT guy!~’

  10. Anna T. Says:

    “Fuzzy sapiens” – You know, I don’t think that follows standard binomial nomenclature practices. The xenobiologists will be up in arms if we tell them we’re calling this species that.

  11. Ray P Says:

    Sf publishers, editors and writers know little of scientific nomenclature. In this case, it appears to be the publisher who slapped the title on the work. It was once joked that if the Bible was published by the American sf field it would appear as an Ace double with one-half called Master of Chaos and the other The thing with three souls.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    Hey, it’s Chewbacca’s kids!

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Bibliomancer: if there’s one thing worse than an Itchy backside it’s a Lumpy one.

  14. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Stop humping that tree trunk, Wicket, we’ve gotta get ready to ambush these guys!”

  15. HappyBookworm Says:

    This was actually a good book…It deserves a better cover than Bald Tracker With a Walkman and Techno-banjo Man.

  16. RachelJ Says:

    @Anna T & Ray P. In “Little Fuzzy” (the preceding book) it is stated that scientific nomenclature has changed, so that yes, the species is actually named fuzzy sapiens. So I’d say this was as likely to be the author’s suggestion as the publisher’s.

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