Sep 10

Dabbin' with the DevilClick for larger image

Wendy Comments: ♫”The Roof! The Roof! The Roof is on Fire!”♫

Published 1979

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: 7.45 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “New Voices II”

  1. fred Says:

    This death had better have Ian Richardson’s voice.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around!”

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Coming soon to Broadway. The musical comedy version of The Seventh Seal

  4. Lillie Awesome Says:

    The rocket at right is just waiting for someone to ask her to dance, but alas…

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    Please tell me this is the death of The Rockettes.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    These blurbs these blurbs:

    Old “Constellation George,” as we used to call him in school, just before we stole his lunch money.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Edited by GRRM. I suppose hardcore fans are still waiting for him to finish editing volume 3!

    Hahahahahahahaha…I’ll be on my way now.

  8. Yoss Says:

    How embarrassing for Mr. Death. He’s gone and crossed his forearm bones the wrong way. He’s showing off an unseemly amount of his radius that really ought to be obscured behind his ulna.

  9. Francis Boyle Says:

    This cover has it all. I’m not sure what ‘all’ is, or why it’s there, but I can say with confidence that it is indeed there. Also “Death and Rockets” is my new band name.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    Today in bringing a new meaning to “dancing with Death”…

    I had no idea the Grim Reaper was such a party animal, though.

  11. Daard23 Says:

    This cover proves Sturgeon’s law. I’m just not sure if it’s on the 90 % or the 10% side.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    The Seventh Silo?

    The Seventh Salsa?

    What’s with the rocket that looks like a pepper-mill?

  13. Tor Mented Says:

    ♪ He’s a skeleton, skeleton on the floor.
    And he’s dancing like he’s never danced before. ♪

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    GSS to everyone!

    Esp. B’mancer (3), FB (9), and Tor (13). And I move that this be the type specimen for both “interpretive dance” and “jazz hands”.

    @Daard23: I think the book’s interior is the 10% good and the cover is so overwhelmingly the 90%.

    @JuanPaul: GRRM finished things in those days. He got 6 whole volumes of these, though #6 was never published due to the later publisher’s bankruptcy, sez Goodreads.

    @Yoss: indeed! Quite the backwards and overgrowth of bones.

    @BC: I can neither confirm nor deny that in the early 80s, yon editor was occasionally called “Railroad” (Behind his back, since he hated it).

    I’m hearing Gloria Estefan’s “Conga”: “Don’t you worry if you can’t dance
    Let the music move your feet”.

    Apparently this is illustrating “The Dancer in the Darkness” by Thomas F. Monteleone. “A beautiful young flamenco dancer in search of a forbidden dance.”

    I thought Lambada was the forbidden dance, so perhaps Death is teaching her that in exchange for flamenco lessons. Also, not so much with the darkness — looks pretty well lit to me.

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Watch out. Death is about to trip you!

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    You realize that we should collect all remaining copies of this book, cross over the name “Campbell Award” and replace it with an “Astounding Award” sticker…

    …but please use Post-It note paper, in case the award might have to be renamed AGAIN next year.

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