Mar 20

A Listicle for LeibowitzClick for larger image

FluffyGhostKitten Comments: Ever heard of ‘fractal wrongness’? Draw that. And don’t forget the naked lady. The naked lady is essential.

Published 1997

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: 7.20 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    OK, I give up, which is which?

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    A Post-it® Note for Leibowitz

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    I can’t wait for him to tear into a solo on that jazz staff he’s weilding.

  4. fred Says:

    I never did finish the Clan of the Cave Bear series. When exactly did Ayla invent time travel and anti-gravity?

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    The moons drawn wrong. And the depiction of the lunar crescent is probably off too.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    He’s kneeling on a skateboard and punting with his crosier.

  7. Ray P Says:

    I never realised monks invented Tetris. Avoid wearing a cowl and mitre together.

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Eh, this is bad but not really GSS material. Fonts and colors are okay. At least the starkers lady isn’t in need of Space Sheep (but ow on the naked horse riding).

    The floating Post It notes and hovering mitre are pretty dumb, though. Am wondering if the fancy hat is actually a tiny UFO. Although it kinda looks like a cartoon clown face at that angle.

    IIRC, the book isn’t a patch on the original.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    I had no idea that Headless Monks could make things levitate, or that some of them wore floating mitres. With all that, the naked woman on a flying white horse is essentially an afterthought.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Yes, with all the things levitating in the foreground, the spectral naked woman is really the least interesting thing about the cover.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    You can tell she’s wild because she doesn’t have any clothes on.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The ghost of St. Lebonowitz is frustrated by the way his post-its keep being burnt up by symbolism or possibly metaphor before anyone gets to read them. If that weren’t annoying enough, the ghost mitre keeps following him around and asking him to put it on, but he doesn’t want to be ghost pope.

  13. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Is that hair under the flying horse woman just some errant hair that got on the book, or was it part of the artwork? Cause it looks like a curly one….just say’n.

  14. FluffyGhostKitten Says:

    @Anti-Sceptic: I have curly hair on both ends, but it’s a pencil mark. This copy was not new when I bought it.

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