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Mar 29

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Dunwiddie Comments: This guy is having way too much fun.
Published 1969

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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16 Responses to “Redbeard”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    All this time I thought evolution WAS science. Silly me.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    He’s not really a ginger, he just loves tomato soup.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    He’ll have even more fun beheading that three-headed guy later.

  4. fred Says:

    Never again published.
    His name is Red Will Donahoe BTW.
    https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=16178068328&searchurl=tn%3Dredbeard%26sortby%3D17%26an%3Dmike%2Bresnick&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title12#&gid=1&pid=2

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    Without science, we would all be reduced to holding up our pants with rope!

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    Who was in charge of handing out the weapons? Giving a melee weapon to someone lacking binocular vision is probably not the best call.

  7. Raoul Says:

    It appears evolution hasn’t been kind to his one-eyed, three-headed cohort. Maybe Redbeard should switch over to the science side of the battle.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Never before published’. And only pdfs afterward, apparently.

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    @FB As long as he stays with overhead strikes, things should be okay.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    He looks like he’s giving a speech about how the man he just decapitated was a “Traitor to the Earth” or some such, to his crew of escapees from the Planet of the Apes franchise. Redbeard himself, meanwhile, looks to have come straight out of a Viking movie.

  11. Mellie M. Says:

    Ravaged by science. Ravaged, I tell you! “Ruined” is far to mild a word for what Science has done. You think Redbeard is bad? Be glad he got to you before Science did!

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Was the publisher so ashamed of the art that when they did release it, they decided the art had to be shrunk down to less than half the cover? They thought a lot of white space and text — plus a giant title — was what the nerds wanted in 1969? They were embarrassed to have a Kelly Freas cover?

    Lancer, I am disappoint.

    @THX: I thought so too.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    In other news, this is on sale today only:

    https://www.amazon.com/Cats-Pajamas-Stories-Ray-Bradbury-ebook/dp/B00C4TJADI

    Not as bad as ISTBE, but with absolutely no pajamas.

  14. JuanPaul Says:

    All right, friends. Today’s new word is “aberration”. Say it with me now, “Ab-er-ra-tion”.

  15. RachelJ Says:

    In a world filled with three-headed people, neckless Cyclopes and the like, the bearded ginger is the aberration?

    Riiiight.

  16. Tor Mented Says:

    Judging from the cover, an aberration is a strange-looking stomach.

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