Mar 03

Come visit scenic Giant Vomit Falls!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: There was a small misunderstanding when he asked his friend to go bear hunting.
Published 1974

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: 8.51 out of 10)

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29 Responses to “Blood Sport”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Mt. Rushmore in the disco years.

  2. Perry Armstrong Says:



  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I think that the foreground nudist is intended to be the fisherman’s son.

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    Oh, now TLC’s warning makes sense.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Don’t you hate it when they gratuitously put a naked lady on the cover just to boost sales.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    Pro hunting tip: disguise yourself as the WATERFALL. The animals never see it coming.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    Also, have to say that the covers are ‘on fleek’ lately, as the kids say. Good show sir, good show!

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Un-Expurgated Compleat Angler

  9. fred Says:

    Donald Gibb. Check. Jean Claude Van Damme. Check. Where is Bolo Yeung?

  10. Anna T. Says:

    Well I’m definitely not swimming in THAT “water”.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “It’s entertainment impossible to put down.”

    —I’d like to say this is a good cover . . . I’d like to.
    —There may be no end to the beauty of this cover. There may be no beginning either.
    —Waterfall Guy’s other job is professional blind date.
    —I may have no taste, but I like this cover.
    —This cover is not only dull in itself, it is the cause of dullness in others (nod to Dr. Johnson here).
    —I just saw a great cover, but this isn’t it.
    —This cover should not be tossed lightly aside, it should be hurled with great force.

    See? Not so hard!

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s World Book Day.

    Did anyone go to work dressed as a GSS cover?

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tat: sort of. My work is the Baen of my existence.

    …and, like that, he was gone!

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Don’t go chasing waterfalls
    They will only end throwin’ up on you…

  15. Tom Noir Says:

    Where else on that giant man might water be coming from?

  16. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @Tat: Mental image of GSS-er leaving for work #1:

    Mental image of GSS-er leaving for work #2:

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Maybe that fellow is a replicant, and the milky white fluid pouring from him is really a…


  18. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Perry – Here’s how I went to work today.

  19. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “The dazzling talent of a Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.! The magnificent mind-magic of a Carlos Castaneda! The astonishingly similar name to an author of This Island Earth!”

  20. BMunro Says:

    After you’ve stuffed and mounted your first few giants, the urge to get creative sets in.

  21. DaveM Says:

    It’s the way the giant is posing (complete with almost coy three quarter facial profile) that really moves this cover into “never sleep peacefully again” territory.

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    We definitely need a “This Is Wrong On So Many Levels” tag…

  23. HappyBookworm Says:

    @A.R. Yngve – You are so right. I can’t even think of anything to add.

  24. anon Says:

    Is this a mummy eating his wrappings or a Greek who has eaten most of his toga?

  25. anon Says:

    Sadness and hopelessness of a beautiful mind training the maleficent talent and doleful joy of guzzling rotgut. “Etch joie de vivre: mar black Armani cat cravat!” — Hot pint gnaws ethos
    navel boy
    borne for jest
    “Timid botanist, utter pest, pens lion women!” — N.Y. Wades

  26. Jon K. Says:

    Just *what* are the folks in the lower right on about? One looks as if it’s fishing for that bird that’s flying on the other side of that six-foot-wide gorge; the otehr looks like it is shooting while naked….

  27. anon Says:

    @Jon K.: And the man trying too hard to look the part looks like he’s about to kill the long-legged kid with the huge hook.

  28. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    By the shores of Gitchee-Gumee,
    By the shining Vomit Water,
    Stood Noodfellah, the old giant,
    Draped across the rocky outcrop
    And Noodfellah, the old giant
    Said these words to Hiawatha:
    ‘Take your gun, O Hiawatha!
    Plug that useless flapping birdie,
    Take your father’s pole, no trousers,
    And pursue that naked lady
    Oh, fuck, I am so much upon the piss,
    All right, ossifer, I’m coming quietly.’

  29. Tor Mented Says:

    Um, if I had a river flowing out of my mouth, you’d tell me, right?

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