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Tag Wizard Comments: That feeling when you wear a suit to a satanic robe party.
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: 7.33 out of 10)
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21 Responses to “The Devil’s Bride”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Look at those teeth! Clearly an English devil. 😉

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Care of goodreads: This is the only Jules de Grandin novel, and I can see why Quinn never wrote another.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    “Okay, gang, half court basketball game, suits versus the robes!”

  4. Tom Hering Says:

    Satanic liturgical dance class? Pose problems.

  5. fred Says:

    Trying to figure out the confusing directional lighting on this cover hurts my brain.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    Seabury Quinn was also a manufacturer of delicious barley sugars.

  7. fred Says:

    Figured it out. The cover is a composite of 5 separate scenes. Moon in the sky, ruined temple, go-go dancer, robes, suit.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    Does the guy in the suit have webbed fingers?

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    Jazz Hands Poirot seems to be missing his keyboard.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    The “bride” is either a somewhat masculine-looking woman or an alarmed crossdresser. Or, perhaps the devil finds transgender women attractive. Either way, she definitely looks *thrilled* at the seethrough-dress-over-white-bikini-with-fake-cow-horns outfit she’s been forced into.

    Oh, and why’s it called “science fiction” on the front? From what I can see, this would be better classed as fantasy – the only SF article I see is the moon in back.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    There is something strange going on with her anatomy from her terribly bruised knee on down. Something really off with those feet there.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    Devil seems to be saying, “look at ‘er, isn’t she great, guys?”

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I knew that devil looked familiar.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: is that the guy Queen were singing about in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’?

    Come to think of it, that explains the stance of the guy in the foreground: “Spare him his life and his proctology”

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Anna, Tat:

    So you think you can stop me and spit in my eye?
    So you grab me and don’t recognize I’m a guy?
    Ooh, baby…

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Oh no! I have stumbled upon the cult that worships Satanic Michael Caine!”

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The cover text insists that this is “Science Fiction.” For some reason.
    That publisher must’ve had some strange editorial policies:

    “Mr. Dinsdale, Sir, how do we present this new title?”
    “As Science Fiction!”
    “But it’s about devil worshippers and occultism…”
    “Like I said — Science Fiction!”
    “And we’d like your take on how to market our next big summer release, ‘Michael Winner’s Best Soup Recipes’…”
    “Science Fiction!”
    “But it’s a cook book, Sir!”
    “Haven’t you seen that Twilight Zone episode, ‘To Serve Man’? About a cook book? Science Fiction!”
    “All right… and your wife called to remind you to buy theater tickets to the ‘Hamlet’ premiere this weekend…”
    “Ah yes. Shakespeare — England’s best Science Fiction writer!”

  18. HappyBookworm Says:

    @Anna T. and A.R.Yngve – I agree. It’s like when you’re lying and trying too hard to convince someone. “Science Fiction…No, really. Not kidding now! It is!!!”

  19. RachelJ Says:

    @Anna T, A.R.Yngve and HappyBookworm- Maybe it’s about Space Devils?

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Devil’s bride science fiction

    *tap tap tap* ‘I married an alien monster from heaven…by…Lucy Pherr.’ *tap tap tap* ‘Chapter One’ *tap tap tap* ‘In the far distant future, there was a little goblin named…um…Ovis Reddenbacher McNichol IV…’

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @RachelJ: This guy?

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