Jul 10

As daemon and Shelia tried on dresses for the demon-ball, Jack was left without the comfort of a husband chair.Click for full image

The Bibliomancer Comments:  “I feel pretty … Oh so pretty … I feel pretty and witty and gay … And I pity … Any Infernal-Demon-From-The-Pit-Of-Hell who isn’t me today!”
Published 1992

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: 8.80 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “The Ninety Trillion Fausts”

  1. fred Says:

    Sticking with the musical theme…
    What do you mean the stores are all closed? Dress.

  2. Tom Hering Says:

    “Stop calling me Satan. I want to be known as Caitlyn.”

  3. SI Says:

    It’s just like the movies, where the not so pretty person comes down the stairs and people are all like, “YOU LOOK AMAZING.” Except instead of a princess or prince.. they are in awe of GALGAMORT the eternal pain giver.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I’m content with the cover. Do you know why? Because the lady is modestly dressed, and her body isn’t the centrepiece of the picture. After what we’ve been through of late, it’s refreshing to be presented with the spawn of Vincent Price and Julius Irving.

  5. DaveM Says:

    @DeadStuffWithBigTeeth, considering this is a Jack L Chalker story (and therefore will contain much gratuitous nudity & body swapping) I quite agree that this is a remarkably tasteful cover. Though I do question calling the complete series “the quintara marathon” as it makes it sound like a bit of a slog to get through.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    This is what happens when Chris de Burgh is allowed to go unchecked.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    Why is there a wing sticking out of the top left corner of the cover?

    And why wasn’t this titled “A Feast of Fausts”?

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    90 Trillion Fausts = 1 Googhoul of Goethes

    @Tom Noir. The wing hints at the glorious scene on the back cover.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    For centuries, the legendary demons captured the imaginations of three alien races, all of whom looked shockingly stupid.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    the musical theme continues:

    I’ll build a stairway to purgatory, with a new step every day

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    @Bibliomancer: What? You mean I have to go to the back cover to get my nudity fix? Unacceptable.

  12. Anna T. Says:

    The title brings to mind when people (especially kids) make up ridiculous fake numbers like “seventy gajillion” or some such. NOT a title to inspire confidence in the quality of the book.

  13. Perry Armstrong Says:

    I’m reminded of burger joint signage: “Over Ninety Trillion Fausts Served”.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    Ninety trillion Fausts? It’s taken Terrance Dicks forty-odd years to get his first

  15. anon Says:

    So, that’s on the order of ten thousand (short scale) generations of the whole planet’s population being fausts..? Around thousand million for long scale.
    That’s a lot of fausts.

  16. Noel Says:

    Ninety trillion out of ten trillion owners, who expressed a preference, say their Fausts prefer it.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Thank you for directing me to the back cover, B-Mancer. Now I have even more of a feast of words to attempt digesting. “90 Trillion Clichés” might be a more accurate title.

    Front Cover:
    Bestselling author (natch)
    Shattering Conclusion
    Powerful Storyteller (rilly!)
    Orson Scott Card (a living cliché)

    Back Cover:
    Eminently Entertaining

    Ah, it feels good to be back . . . .

  18. FearôfMušic Says:

    Forget the demons. Somebody stop the mad geneticist who has created 90 Freaking Trillion clones! Good God!

  19. anon Says:

    Isn’t Orson Scott Card of Washington Post a bit like William Shakespeare of The Sun?

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The tagline “The Demons Must Die!” was also the title of a Pat Robertson sermon.

  21. Revellion Says:

    Thats a lot of illion.

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    You know what they say — if you put ninety trillion Fausts in front of ninety trillion typewriters, one of them is going to write a blurb like “The demons must die!”

  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    89,999,999,999,999 OF FAUSTS ON THE WALL!

  24. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Tonight on WHAT NOT TO WEAR…

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