Mar 31

DHey Lady, your hands are on backwards.Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Perhaps I should space sheep the bug.
Published 1978

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: 6.31 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Irsud”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The background tiling brings new meaning to ‘VLSI architecture’.

    Also, at left in the photo is a numeral 8 on its side, making it appear that the other volumes on the shelf are shocked by the cover. 8(

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    For a moment, my mind was playing tricks on me, and the silhouetted rocket ship in the back turned into a rift in the sky with something like a rabbit’s paw dangling out of it. I think it’s time for more coffee.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    It’s a Jo Clayton book. Tell the artist to put some ass on the cover:

  4. fred Says:

    @DSWBT – How can the other books be shocked at Irsud when that 3 is doing an Irsud homage all by itself.

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    Ahhh, the classic move: “playing the invisible piano in reverse.”

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    Yes, we can all see the diadem, now put it away.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    So, human female, you wish to enroll in my invisible academy of dance. Well, just hold on to the invisible barre and lean forward as I am lifted in this awkward position by my invisible Geoff Richer’s First Edition boys as the girls sing ‘It’s A Miracle’ by Barry Manilow. Invisibly.

  8. SI Says:

    I’ve been trying for a while now to do what she is doing with her hands…. it’s quite a party trick! The insect queen should be impressed!

  9. Anna T. Says:

    Clearly, the woman in front is looking for help with her broken wrists.

    That’s probably why she couldn’t get dressed this morning.

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Anna T. – Another perplexing problem is how she stands with left foot forward and left butt cheek raised (while being on right-foot tippy-toes).

    Quite a feet!

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This novel is the first volume of a tetralogy. The full series runs:


    And there’s a naked bum on each of them!

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Not a “10” on GSS? Then not a 10 in a cloud city. Beware of being lured into buying expensive drinks and taking off all of your clothes or worse–talking to a naked cockroach. #irsudbreakingbadly

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    What IS it about those editors and their rump fixation??
    I can’t recall that every book in the “Wheel Of Time” series had a fantasy hero mooning the readers with every installment…

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    @DSWBT #12 – Somebody offered you a free time travel trip, but the free luggage they offered is lined with cocaine. Beware of these scams:

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Starkers women seem to have a diversity of religious practices.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    New Rule:
    Editors will be allowed to publish book covers with the heroine “twerking” her nude butt ON THE CONDITION that said editors drop their pants and “twerk” before the staff on Casual Dress Fridays.

    (Male editors especially.)

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I tried to confront the (retired) editor who’s responsible for “twerking up” all these covers to Jo Clayton’s books… and he replied by email:

    Dear A.R.,

    Thank you for your thoughtful letter. I understand that in the current climate of “Political Correctness”, some might choose to take offense at these covers. But I have never intended to offend, nor do I feel the need to defend my past work as editor.

    Furthermore, I like big butts and I cannot lie. You other brothers can’t deny that when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist, and a round thing in your face, you get sprung, wanna pull out your tough.

    Because you notice that butt was stuffed deep in the jeans she’s wearing. I’m hooked and I can’t stop staring.

    (Name Withheld)

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