Mar 09

When a problem comes along, you must Whip ItClick for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: It’s an astonishingly different science-fiction novel … tell that to the old lady who just moved to another seat on the bus.
Published 1968

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: 7.28 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Bloodworld”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Original Title: You Sane Man


  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    In all the galaxy, one man (hunkbutt) could protect (with a whip) humanity’s heritage from alien savagery (starkers lady).

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Would that be a blood orange, then?

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:


  5. fred Says:

    Bad cover on a bad book by a bad author. Needs more red.

  6. misterbob Says:

    I prefer to read John Slater on the train .

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    @fred – Sounds like a GSS Trifecta. Hat trick?

  8. Anna T. Says:

    @Bibliomancer: I thought the woman was the human here. Also, anyone else getting “sexual assault” and “let’s whip dead bodies” vibes here?

  9. Perry Armstrong Says:

    When Otis wasn’t looking, Lex Luthor
    laid forty lashes on Miss Teschmacher.
    That’s as many as four tens.
    And that’s terrible.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Perry: you think that’s terrible? Here’s the review at Goodreads.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    In all the galaxy, one editor could protect humanity’s heritage from alien savagery… but instead he chose to publish this.

  12. Elvraie Says:

    Will it be nominated for ‘Most sexist cover of the Year 2016’?

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Elvirae: had it been published in 2016 (and let’s not rule it out, we’re only in March) maybe. But this is from 1968 and, by that year’s standards, it wouldn’t even make the Top Ten.

  14. THX 1138 Says:

    Don’t fret, missus, the space hopper will get him before he gets you!

  15. anon Says:

    Tune in on mangy axe savagery from a mean prog artist Y.L. He could eat all the chili!
    Inciting raffish novelty sanction of incensed eel
    in France by Mujer Lea.
    Inoi maltreats young Eline.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It’s cute, to look back and think that this cover was a contender for ‘Most Sexist Cover of 2016’.

  17. fred Says:

    Beware books that put a lot of questions to the potential reader on the back cover.

    ‘The thing that makes Jo’s planet (to which, we readers are soon informed, he can never return) so unique is that it was colonized by people with some kind of mental disorder or perversion who left the Comity several generations ago because it was difficult or impossible for them to legally satisfy their outre desires within the Comity. The striking feature of Jo’s planet, the center of their culture, is the many brothels known as “remand houses” where people go to torture slaves. In an early scene we observe twenty-year-old Jo, bitter after being scolded humiliatingly by his mother, go to his favorite remand house, request a young woman who looks like his mother, and in a private metal room burn this slave girl with a hot poker before raping her. (The burning is pretty explicitly described, the rape sort of just gestured at.)’

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The top Goodreads review is wonderful, in inverse proportion to the book. You know it’s a mood when it starts with a cartoon of a dog taking a dump and gets more displeased from there.

  19. A. R. Yngve Says:

    This is one of “those” books isn’t it? It’s the kind of stuff that John Norman is all about.

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