May 03

OFaster, Pussycat! Kiss! Kill!Click for larger image

Tor Mented Comments: I’m not sure if this horror anthology ought to have a “snake person” tag or just an “anatomical issues” tag.

Or Neither! It’s a cat lady! — Tag Wizard

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: 8.50 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Kiss and Kill”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    8 out of 10 owners said their Nastassja Kinskis preferred it.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Me? Ow!

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    No, you cannot touch your tounge to your elbow. Unless you have anatomical issues.

  4. RachelJ Says:

    @JuanPaul. No, you cannot touch your tongue to your elbow. Who knows what the cat-lady can do? Even if her human upper half lacks feline flexibility, she looks like a catlady who is going to keep trying until she can do it regardless.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This cover would be better viewed through anaglyph 3-D glasses. It would be best viewed through a completely opaque blindfold.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Kiss and Kiln
    The original erotic horror anthology set in a high school ceramics class!

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    I have a sudden hankering for one of those ‘Fruit Salad’ penny chews from the 70s.

  8. fred Says:

    Thanks to B. Kliban I can tell this is a cat people and not a meatloaf.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    @JuanPaul, @RachelJ: She’s not even touching her tongue to her elbow, she’s touching it to her lower arm – a pose which is anatomically doable for a non-contortionist or catperson.

    She must think she tastes delicious – but WTF is going on with her lower body? It looks like she doesn’t have legs!

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    If the un-stickered image is at all accurate, she’ll have real trouble walking as either a biped or quadruped.

    Presumably somewhere out there is a creature with the lower limbs of a pole-dancer and the head and fore-legs of Bagpuss.

  11. Raoul Says:

    I Am Woman, Hear Me Purr

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    The film version would have starred Tawny Kitaen.

  13. Leak Says:

    I just hope she’s not a crazy cat lady, but I guess just looking at that cover the chances are rather slim?

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    🎶🎶What’s new pussycat whoa oh
    What’s new pussycat whoa oh

    Pussycat, pussycat, on the cover
    You’ve got a lover who’s watching you
    So go and lick yourself right on your pussycat arm

    Pussycat, pussycat, that’s the charm

    Although you can’t lick your elbow
    And you have hideous feet
    And bright shiny terrifying claws

    What’s new pussycat whoa oh
    What’s new pussycat whoa oh🎵🎵🎶

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Why is she licking the non-furry part? That’s not gonna work on her skin or head hair.

    How terrifying or sexy can she be when she’s licking herself and coughing up hairballs?

    (I may be influenced here by the moggie on my lap and a lifelong acquaintance with the species.)

    Regardless of the pointy claws, she’s not going to be too dangerous without any hind limbs, or hard to get away from with her walking on her hands.

    This thing is a horrific freak of nature and an offense against God that ought to be… er… sent to a farm upstate. Yes.

    @fred: bravo.
    @BC: also bravo.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:


    Piers Anthony co-wrote a YA book (rut-roh) about a girl and her dolphin (double rut-roh).

    And you may say “Ex-noob, I bet it has a dumbass punny title and bad reviews.”

  17. RachelJ Says:

    @GSS ex-noob. “Dolfin Tayle”. I see. A dyslexia sufferer and her dolphin, perhaps?

    Still not as bad as “Mercycle”, though.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @RachelJ: Although it’s two misspelled ordinary words, which is pretty bad. But the cover isn’t GSS-worthy, so… yay?

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    So this is a book about menopausal “hot flashes” then?
    I’m so glad that more SF deals with real-life women’s issues.

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