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Feb 18

To be fair, she could be showing more flesh!Click for full image

Christal Comments: This is what happens when you let your artist take Acid and then read Lewis Carroll.
Published 1969

Ending the week with more… romantic… literature!
Many thanks to Christal!

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: 7.19 out of 10)
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20 Responses to “The Blue Star”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    Wow. Just — wow.

  2. Phil Says:

    Transports me back…Crystal Tipps & Alistair…Magpie…The Goodies…

    Lucky that beach towel blew across the woman’s body, otherwise it may have necessary to deploy the modesty sheep.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    So this is what a migraine looks like.

  4. Simon Says:

    I’m sorry but that is a fantastic cover. Except for the smoke cat.

  5. Evad Says:

    A good week for improbable animals perching on the shoulder’s of women.

  6. SI Says:

    Adult fantasy…. published in 1969…. hehehehe 69 dude!

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Despite the contributions of Lin Carter, Poul Anderson and L. Sprague–three authors I admire deeply–I can’t help but feel that the quotes on the back are rather backhanded compliments. Maybe it’s their milquetoast endorsements. “Civilised rather than heroic” and “every casual piece of conversation” don’t…

    …does Kitty have horns?

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    AND IN HEAVEN’S NAME, WHY IS THAT WOMAN’S ARM IN A CORKSCREW?

    I think I need a whisky.

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Hey man, that cover is far out! Groovy! What a trip! (etc.)

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    It shows its age, for sure, but I kind of like this cover.

  11. Dalton H. Says:

    Somewhere in the distance, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is play

  12. Drew Robertson Says:

    I bought this book. I think I must have been about two or three.

  13. Michael Toland Says:

    I would buy this in a second just for the cover. Wow.

  14. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    Egad. It’s like the stuff on the walls of the commune that lived downstairs from my grandpa.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Forty years ahead of its time, the cover anticipates bacon as apparel.

  16. anon Says:

    So, does The Blue Star Fletcher Pratt beat Star King Jack Vance?

  17. RachelJ Says:

    No, Star *King* Jack Vance obviously beats The Blue Star Fletcher Pratt *and* Starfinder Robert F. Young. I mean… duh!

  18. JuanPaul Says:

    This is a good cover, except the typeface is really hurting it.

  19. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    I just noticed that there’s no artist named. ISFDB gives it as Ron Walotsky, and I think that’s his signature just at the crest of the hill at lower right.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @L-L: A quick Image Search indeed turns this up as one of his, titled “Gate of Faces”. Well-spotted!

    Looks like another in the endless series of “repurposed psychedelic art randomly put on SF covers”.

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