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Jan 19

Non-human? They look perfectly human from the frontClick for full image

Bibliomancer Comments: What’s an astronaut gotta do to get some tail on this planet?
Published 1962

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: 8.65 out of 10)
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30 Responses to “The Lani People”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    THE FANNY PEOPLE

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    A planet full of naked women and an improbable flying machine. This is an anime waiting to happen.

  3. Ray P Says:

    Now I see why nerds keep complaining about the lack of flying cars

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Tell Trump there’s gotta be a planet like this somewhere in space, and he’ll give 100 billion dollars to NASA.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The bird second from furthest right has a conspicuous tan line…how did that happen?

  6. fred Says:

    I think clothing isn’t on the list of possible items that flying car is carrying.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    J.F. Boner?

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    Beautiful females…Non-human…The Victoria’s Secret models?

  9. Ray P Says:

    Those ladies must hope he’s flying blind on that rocket-cycle.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Space anthropologist doing field work on the grooming behavior of pussies in the wild.

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    It may say more about me than the cover but I keep wondering about that flying sled. How does it take off or land? Why isn’t it in a perpetual loop-the-loop? Can it alter its height above ground or is it just a semi-dirigible projectile?

    The more I think about it the more it seems as if something designed to run on a rail has shot off the track and is about to smash into a tree.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Island of Doctor More-Ho!

  13. Ray P Says:

    Evel Knievel jumps the local anime cat-girl convention.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’mancer— 😉

  15. Tom Hering Says:

    “Look! Up there! It’s Bob! On his flying bobsled! Coming to give us bobtails!”

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TomH: terribly sorry about piggybacking on your riff, but I just can’t resist:

    ‘Look, up in the sky!’
    ‘It’s a bobtail!’
    ‘It’s a bobsled!’
    ‘It’s Bob!…AGAIN, that dirty perv!’

    Edit: not to be confused with Sir Bob of Bobbington, a fine upstanding fellow of good family and excellent accomplishment.

  17. Anna T. Says:

    At the very least, the driver of the flying vehicle is eminently distractable by the sight of a crowd of attractive, young, tailed women – who are also, importantly, naked. I wonder if that’s some kind of public bath or something.

  18. Ray P Says:

    Could this be Dark Bob of Twin Peaks? Fire slide with me.

  19. JuanPaul Says:

    Credit to the artist for showing restraint and not designing the ship to look like a flying phallic. Although, that would have made the cover something special.

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Well, it seems you can read it for free online! Fortunate you, then.

  21. Ray P Says:

    I wouldn’t call it restraint; the cover seems daringly risque for 1962. I wonder whether the book faced distribution difficulties because of the full-frontal mass nudity.

  22. Raoul Says:

    It’s a tailgating party!

  23. GSS noob Says:

    I would suspect the tail-babes are MUCH more attractive naked. You put clothes on them, try to make them civilized, and then you’ve got babes with rat tails. Eww. Even furries don’t dig that, I suspect.

    OTOH, the tails mean that the artist could easily avoid depicting bum-crack, which probably helped with the censors then.

  24. GSS noob Says:

    Huh. Looked on Gutenberg and it’s really not a bad book. Workmanlike, but less salacious than the cover shows — even though the cover is completely accurate, down to the nekkid women and the airsled.

  25. THX 1138 Says:

    More flesh mob than flash mob, right? My mistake, it’s one of those art projects.

  26. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @GSS Martyr: lemme guess, you’d give it three stars of five like everyone else on Goodreads? 😉

  27. GSS noob Says:

    @DSWB Queries: Probably. Maybe 2.5. It was good for its day, but it’s average for now. It was *shrug* a’ight.

  28. classicOz Says:

    I see everyone is paying attention to detail.

    All this nakedness and not a sheep to be seen. Must have taken ages to position the models

  29. HappyBookworm Says:

    I think the driver of that sled stole all the settlement’s clothes. The woman pointing up is shouting, “Stop, thief!”

    Also: woman second from the left: “Oh, my back aches and my muscles are all stiff. Wish I hadn’t slept on the ground.”

  30. Francis Boyle Says:

    @Tat Wood

    My theory is that the trailing things are legs with webbed feet and the sled usually waddles like a duck but it can do the occasional leap to impress the ladies.

    Ladies? Naked ladies you say? On this cover? Must’ve missed ’em.

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