Nov 07

Meeting of the Piers Anthony cover reject charactersClick for larger image

Tor Mented Comments: Angel: “Sorry, but you have to be a high-fantasy character to enter here. Grizzled prospectors don’t count.”

Published 1994

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: 6.44 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “The Witch Doctor”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Pearly gates? Oh, sure, you just head along – hey! Troll guy! Am I boring you?!”

  2. fred Says:

    And then the horse farted and all hell broke loose.

  3. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That horse is thinking “I wish he’d titled this book The Oatbound Wizard.”

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  5. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Early prototype Furbies were even more menacing than what eventually made it to store shelves.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @JP—That’s “Depend Battle Saddle®️”

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Red Shirt: Christmas tree ornaments are over there, this is Where the Wild Things are.

    Angel: sorry, I can’t understand your accent. All I heard was ‘Ooo Ee Oo Ah Ah Bim Bam Walla Walla Bam Bam’. Are you Briddish? Do you know a guy called Pete from Maidstone?

  8. Anna T. Says:

    I have to say, I always find fantasy cover art involving someone obviously from the modern world amusing. I’ve heard that this series does have people coming to the fantasy world from Earth, so it’s justified, but it’s even funnier when the series doesn’t have any elements like that.

  9. fred Says:

    Warlock doctors must lead solitary lives of quiet contemplation and study.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This cover screams “Generic Extruded Fantasy”, doesn’t it?

    I’d be more interested if it showed the possible next scene, where the troll eats the prospector.

    I can’t tell if the knight has stirrups; I’d give extra points if he didn’t, which would require that sort of saddle. But that’s pre-medieval, and this is cod-medieval.

    That is one wordy cover. At least it’s all in one font, but geez — half the cover, in 3 different colors. I guess we should be glad there wasn’t a GordBlurb or AnneBlurb down below the Wild Thing.

    @GSS/Tag: the mouseover text is terrific.
    @Tor: GSS.

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Angel of Death you say? Come lookin’ for Big Jim? Why that’s the name of this here horse!”

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’Mancer—Fell off my chair, made my day, thank you.

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Maybe my eyesight is crap, but I see the author name “Christopher Stashfff”…

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