Aug 16

That is the strangest stomach hair I've ever seen.Click for full image

Scott Comments: Listen, dude, I hate to interrupt your sword-wielding meditation, but your hairy little man is showing. Your “klesh,” your “ler,” whatever you call it…
Published 1979

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: 7.31 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “The Day of the Klesh”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Doesn’t it tickle?

  2. SI Says:

    Yea, abominable snowmen are so cute when they are young but once they get old… sheessh

  3. Phil Says:

    Missed TING! opportunity. Unfortunate look of ecstasy on our hero’s face.

  4. SI Says:

    Phil> Is that a TING! ? Or is it a little bit of the cover that’s come off? 😛

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I’m dead serious when I say, if you put a moustache on that fellow, you would have the ULTIMATE Turkish cinema poster. Although, I doubt the special effect for the evaporating wall behind Yanni the Invincible there would be any good.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    Are the lapels of his collar so high because his upper body is in a zero gravity environment? Oh I get it, it’s static electricity due to the little furry guy. Such amazing attention to detail on this cover!

  7. NGpm Says:


    His name was Meure and he hired out aboard an alien ship to see the universe. There were ler aboard that vessel: transmuted humans who were partial supermen. Specifically there was a ler girl caller Flerdestar who was on a mission.

    When Meure and Flerdestar were marooned on a world called Monsalvat, they were confronted by a planetary enigma involving time and space. Mansavat had a myriad of human species, all alien to each other, and all in awe of the Mystery that dominated their isolated planet.

    When I read Meure and Flerdestar I can’t help but hear it in my head as the Swedish Chef from the old Muppet Show.

  8. Smith Says:

    That’s not a knife. That’s a knife.

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The ler birth was successful.
    “Congratulations, sir! It’s a beautiful baby Yeti!”

  10. Ian Says:

    rule 32: swords never cast a shadow

  11. Smith Says:

    Say hello to my leetle friend!

    No, really, say hello. He’s a ler and isn’t he just so cute?

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Ironically, DAY OF THE KLESH was the title of Don Martin’s last cartoon.

  13. Don Hilliard Says:

    I thought the Klesh was a punk band in Knightsbridge…

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    I’m not 100% sure, not having read the book, but I suspect that the dude on the cover is actually the ler. No idea who or what the fluffball is.

  15. Phil Says:

    I thought the fluffball was Admin’s new alternative to the sheephead for covering up rude bits.

    And SI: surely that’s cover damage rather than a TING! The book’s previous owner may have atempted to simulate the missing TING! by strategic modification, however. Then offloaded the book once they realised the sword also had no shadow.

  16. Pyracantha Says:

    I think this cover art is a very early Mike Whelan.

  17. James Says:

    Give me $1.35 and I’ll show you my pygmy albino trouser wookie

  18. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The book was supposed to be titled “The Day of the Crash”. But it was too late when editors later found out that Foster had a speech impediment.

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    I love the way My Little Yeti is standing in such an aggressive pose – you wanna make something of it, yeah?

  20. anon Says:

    Meditation: Anywhere
    You only need three things to feel comfortable meditating anywhere.
    1) Always wield your sword.
    2) Always have your pygmy watchyeti on your lap.
    3) Use your ears to your advantage. Whether real or a result of an augmentation — surgical or costume technological — your huge ears can hear every spaceship entering the orbit.
    Klesh or not, using these simple rules you will not be caught unprepared by your enemies.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Cripes, my boots are leaking! Now they make this stupid noise when I walk: Klesh – klesh – klesh…

  22. Jon K. Says:

    The Klesh? Do they have a new album out?

  23. Tat Wood Says:

    @Jon K.: Nothing new’s been released since since Kombet Rock

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Jon, Tat: They’ve released nothing but krep since ‘Rock the Kesbeh’

  25. Tat Wood Says:

    @Dead Stuff: somehow, imagining Joe Strummer with a South African accent seems almost blasphemous.

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