Jun 13

Demons... with TANKS!Click for full image

Dave F’s Art Direction: My parents DIED in the Lunar Brittlestar/Lichen wars! Don’t you tell ME what makes a scary book cover!
Published 1971

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: 7.50 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “A Plague of Demons”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    I told you we shouldn’t have had those Swiss organise the Trooping of the Colour.

  2. misterbob Says:

    Is that a marble on the tank or it earth very far away ?

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Giants: 0
    Robots: ?
    Humans: 1
    Brains: 0
    Demons: 0
    Wars: 1

  4. fred Says:

    That’s one hell of a hood ornament.
    If it’s Laumer and there is a tank on the cover then you know it’s a BOLO book.
    Unlike this version, which definitely doesn’t have a tank. Or a hood ornament.×1400/56702599/P1110251_FIU-1400-96dpi.jpeg?resolution=0

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The last time we saw this book, it had something that might possibly have been a demon, but neither a giant robot, a human brain, nor a war. Be off with you, blurb!

  6. Anna T. Says:

    Despite what the blurb claims, I see nothing particularly human or cerebral about that whatever-it-is inside the skull. For cause of death, I’m thinking . . . brain parasites? Alien brain parasites?


  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Lampreys and grapes in a human skull fired from a tank. Heston Blumenthal’s still going strong, I see.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The best way to prepare space lampreys—a lá skull pot! Just heat those babies up over a thermonuclear tank warhead, and serve with a garnish of demon.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    The sideways-firing tank was withdrawn after strategists realised the possibility of “going the other way”. It is still, however, used in the Alien universe.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It’s rare to see the artist’s signature so brazenly placed near the CENTER of the painting.

  12. HappyBookworm Says:

    There is yet another way this blurb fails…”Giant robots with human brains fight the demons’ war” makes it seem like the robots are fighting on the demons’ behalf, doing their dirty work for them, though I assume the author means they’re fighting each other. If they really are on the same side, who is the enemy? It must be the tentacle thing in the skull!

    ….And would you consider a robot with a brain a cyborg instead? Food for thought.

  13. Francis Boyle Says:

    According to the Goodreads description, the aliens are harvesting human brains so assuming the aliens are the demons of the title, humans areindeed fighting wars for the demons. Either that or the aliens are just after a tasty snack. Still a rubbish blurb, though.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Tanks for the memories.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Must be Hungarian. There’s eels coming out of it.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    A rare glimpse into Donald Trump’s mind.

  17. Calyx Says:

    robots…humans….demons…all that’s missing is oreos, right? They ARE a life form, I’m convinced.

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