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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: 8.76 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Llana of Gathol”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “The NHS is safe in our hands.”

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    – Remind me again — what was the purpose of having cover art on books…?
    – To ensure that only serial killers buy them, thereby making it easier for the police to track them down.
    – Ah.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    10⭐ for the would-you-read-it-on-the-bus standard.

  4. fred Says:

    This is what happens when a film tanks like John Carter. The good stuff never gets to the screen.

    A Michael Whelan cover for Llana. Must be a post surgery scene.

    Llana de Gathol. Pre-surgery.

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    She could always spit at him. Oh, wait, Lla-N-a…

  6. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    For the Michael Whelan cover–what type of surgery, exactly?

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Maybe it’s not as bad as it looks.
    Maybe he just wants to anesthetize her, slice off some of her overly abundant hair with that scalpel, and attach it to his bald pate.
    Maybe he thinks this will improve his appearance.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    If it starts with two Ls it must be a Welsh name and pronounced something like ‘chlylyanna’. So why isn’t it ‘Gaddol’?

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    This cover explains a lot about the Kardashians.
    I like the Wally Wood, comic-book style coloring and detail, but I wouldn’t read it on the bus. Not a Burroughs fan, anyway.
    After so many comments, I feel a bit scuzzy being the first one to note that the cover needs a tiny censor sheep.
    Also, Burroughs came up with some pretty clunky names. This book could be subtitled “What a Freaking Gathol.”
    I wonder if Llana is Gatholic. I believe the ritual depicted here was eliminated after Vatican II.

  10. THX 1138 Says:

    @Tor: Space lamb?

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    @THX 1138: Surely ewe kid.

  12. B.Chiclitz Says:

    All this woolgathering is getting to me. I need a shot of Gathol.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    So I’ve spent a long lunch break trying to prove that this was Richard Clifton-Dey again. I can’t prove that it wasn’t; all other 70s NEL Burroughs* covers were him or Pennington (credited or not) and this isn’t especially chalky or coraline. It could be him, judging by the jewels. I love the weary ‘do I have to do this?’ eye-rolling.

    (*ERB, not William, although that syringe could be either.)

  14. Raoul Says:

    It sold well in Peru under its alternate title: Llama of Gathol

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    What is this I don’t even.

    I wouldn’t read it on the bus. I’d put a cover over it to read it in the privacy of my own home.

    No idea if this has anything to do with the book.

    @Tor: calling for censorsheep?

  16. JuanPaul Says:

    Dude, the “Safety Dance” S goes the other way.

  17. Tor Mented Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: Just between friends.

  18. Francis Boyle Says:

    John Carter’s let himself go.

  19. JuanPaul Says:

    @Tor9 I agree on the censorsheep. That guy’s armpit is making me ill.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JuanPaul: He is pretty offensive. His torso and arm need to have censorsheep. (<– BTW I can't believe we don't use that word more often).

    No Flashback Friday? J'accuse!

  21. Tat Wood Says:

    @GSS ex-Noob: We’ve evidently returned to the halcyon days of the third week of January 2018 for our flashback.

  22. Tracy Says:

    “Gosh, I’m tired. I think I’ll lay down here for a nap. I’m a little cold so I’ll put my arms over my chest. What’s that crazy guy doing above me? No matter, he’s moving so slowly I’ll be awake and up before he moves another inch. Gonna close my eyes now…zzzzz….”

  23. Tom Noir Says:

    I wasn’t aware that the Princess of Mars books took a dark turn into psychological horror!

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