Feb 25

A dip ... would make her taste even better!Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: The Bones of Zora … were all that was left after the dance.

Published 1984

Thanks to Jun for sending this in.

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: 7.25 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “The Bones of Zora”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    I’m pretty sure that’s not what Fred Astaire meant when he sang Dancing Cheek to Cheek.

  2. fred Says:

    Zeus I could understand, his using various disguises to ‘seduce’ women. But Krishna?
    I’m pretty sure this was what Sly Stallone originally had in mind for ‘Staying Alive’.

  3. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Those shoes are much too sensible to match with her strategically diaphanous boob-and-crotch scarf, the logistics of which the less said, the better.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    @Fred: possibly, but that was a bigger-budget/more competent version of this which was my first thought.
    (And has at least one dancer in common with Travolta’s first failed comeback).

  5. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Lillie: I can’t top your fashion assessment, but agree 100% with it. That garb covers less than the usual tasteful smoke, and is one second away from costume malfunction.

    This is a fairly good series, and I’m pretty sure I read them all when the last batch started coming out in this era, but I’m also pretty sure NOT in this cover. I had cause to ride the cross-town bus regularly in 1984; I would not have taken this.

    Huh. This is the only cover it had in the US. I must have read it at home all by myself. Check ISFDB and dig that the hardback is a wraparound cover; the back cover has a bunch more aliens providing the dancing music — and looking disgruntled about it. Plus font abuse.

    Speaking of bones and legs, I’ve broken mine, and am now The Ex-Noob of Crutches. What I wouldn’t give for the Enterprise sickbay, or at least an antigrav float. Or, if we’re going with fantasy, a litter carried by strong handsome men.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    I like my women the way I like swimming: a skinny dip.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    How is lizard man holding her up? His right and left claws aren’t even in contact with her body and … oh wait …

    BTW, sorry to hear about your debilitation, GSSxN. On the bright side, time to take up a new hobby!

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Can’t say why, exactly, but I’m pretty sure this is Bokrug’s favorite cover.

  9. Alice Says:

    Tonight on Dancing with the ‘Saurs!

  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    Forget strategically placed scarf – this is a case of strategically placed women but I suppose the mystery of dino genitals must remain just that.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:


  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Cheerleading isn’t what it used to be.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    Dancing to Raptor by Blondie.

  14. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @GSS ex-noob – oh no! I hope you have a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

  15. THX 1139 Says:

    Sorry to hear that GSS x-n, it wasn’t a dancing with lizard people mishap, was it? No. No? No.

  16. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    GSSXN: Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    I see that the artist is Victoria Poyser (she of the delicate aura of soft porn). My idea of soft porn doesn’t involve reptiles, thanks.

    And if you’re wondering, after The Prisoner of Zhamanak, what Phantasia Press would have done with this–they did. With the same cover, according to Wikipedia.

  17. Tor Mented Says:

    Get well soon, GSSXN. You don’t want us making crutch jokes.

  18. Tag Wizard Says:

    Not in front of the children!

  19. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tag Wizard: it’s the alien planet Krishna. They’re quite accustomed to casual reptile nudity.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Alice: GSS!

    I’ve moved on to a walker. And no, there were absolutely no lizards involved. Nor any dancing, human and/or alien. Just moved on it wrong.

    I would still accept a number of strong handsome men to carry me around, though. Probably even some average to ugly ones.

  21. anon Says:

    So, why is it always the non-humans seducing the humans?

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @anon: Good question. Given the current propensity of people to shag anything, living or non, plus the archaeological record of humans/Neanderthals/Denisovans gettin’ it on, you’d think it would be the other way around sometimes. Particularly when lonely all-male spaceships land on planets.

    Knee scooters are a fun thing when you’re not allowed to use one leg, BTW. I can’t stop making VROOOM and NYAOWWW (Doppler effect) noises when using it.

    Fingers or tentacles crossed that I get a walking cast by the end of the week. And that I survive the eventual bill. As far as hobbies, I have beaten a number of levels in my current match-3 phone game.

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    When the hostess sees the claw marks on the hardwood floor, she’s not going to be happy…!

  24. Tor Mented Says:

    ♪ She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor.
    And she’s dancing like she loves that dinosaur. ♪

  25. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M—If Tat W hadn’t already made my day with his Sundiver comment, you would made my day with yours! GSS

    BTW, I think you and @Alice have exhausted this dancing dinosaur trope.

    Or, maybe:
    Heaven, I’m in heaven
    And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
    And I seem to find the happiness I seek
    When that dinosaur is grinding on my cheeks

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