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Dec 06

To Your Spacesheep Disembodied GoClick for larger image

Bibliomancer Art Direction “What’s that title? Scattered Bodies? I’m on it boss. I’ll have it on your desk in an hour!”

Published 1973

You might remember this from here.

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: 9.20 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “To Your Scattered Bodies Go”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    That bit in Zardoz was interior decoration, not an idea for a book cover!

  2. Raoul Says:

    “Why is this cover painting for the new Farmer book still on my desk? It was supposed to be at the printer’s by noon.”

    “And I can’t find the Polaroids that Beverly took at last night’s orgy!”

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    Literalism fail: I don’t think to bodies can count as scattered.

  4. Lillie Awesome Says:

    It really underscores the importance of proper illumination to fall prevention, though, so there’s that.

  5. fred Says:

    A Bob Guccione production.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This must have been one great photo shoot.

  7. Anna T. Says:

    Well, those are certainly scattered bodies…

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    I nominate this as the laziest cover on this site. And who dares gainsay me?

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    It needs Shirley Bassey belting out the theme song, co-written by John Barry and John Donne.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    Try this: If you blur your eyes, it looks like two naked women floating in space!

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    A sheeping comes across the sky …

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tor Mented: Apparently the artist just read the first few pages and said “hey, naked people!”

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The cover is both more attractive and trippier with Space Sheep.

    @Francis: Agreed. And lopsidedly — there’s plenty of room for another one on the front cover.

    @Tor: Not I. We have a number of more hideous covers (including the previous one for this book), but this one certainly took the least effort. I do hope Beverly didn’t get much money for this. The random toy photos, cut and paste splodges, or things drawn by the untalented show much more effort and thought.

    @Tat: Goooldsheeper!

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    To Your Scattered Boobies Go

  15. Tor Mented Says:

    To … your … Shatner … bodies … GO!

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