Jun 24

The Deathless Amazon ... now featuring more death!Click for larger image

Marvin Comments: Let me finish you off before that giant asteroid impact destroys the rest of your species.

Published 1955

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: 8.60 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “The Deathless Amazon”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Eventually, this is what will happen if you refuse to take up the offer of Prime.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    “It was a new new experience for the young James T. Kirk but he gradually realised he liked it”. (The start of several thousand slash fictions.)

  3. fred Says:

    I don’t know what effect a Vulcan nerve pinch would have on a shin.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    formerly published as “The Death-dealing Amazon”.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    —Hurry up and snap the photo, Maude! (sigh) She’s never satisfied with the poses we strike.

    —Gawk, hrrrk, gasp, yeah, Maude, snap the goddamn photo already hewrrk, prpp, argh . . .

  6. Anna T. Says:

    Quite apart from everything else, why does his uniform look like pajamas?

  7. Lillie Awesome Says:

    “I still… *wheeze* …say… *cough* …chiropractic….*choke*….is junk ….*gasp*…medicine…*death rattle*”

  8. fred Says:

    Back cover. Variant title. Real title ‘The Golden Amazon Returns.’ Part of the long ‘Golden Amazon’ series.[email protected]/7284160386

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    “I’ll prove it’s a toupee! Just a little more force!”

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Yeah, I like this shade of lipstick. And I’m gonna keep wearing it. Wanna make something of it, Mr. Blackwell?”

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘For the last time, my face is up here!’

  12. Ray P Says:

    For men who enjoy being manhandled by female wrestlers.

  13. THX 1139 Says:

    I guess the bottom fell out of the “pointy space rocket as signifier this book is science fiction” market some time in the 1970s?

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    They shouldn’t have mocked her short little legs when she was a child.

    @fred: so she’s essentially Fantomas with boobs, in space?

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Poor man’s just hanging out in his jammies and an immortal Amazon drags him away from his large model rocket and strangles him.

    @THX: or if you don’t get Kindle Unlimited to read thousands of books of this quality or worse.

    Also, please note the size of the rocket compared to the people. I guess it signifies tiny science fiction? Maybe it’s one of those climbing structures that were all the rage on 1960’s playgrounds.

    @Francis: It was a wild Spring Break from Starfleet Academy for Cadet Kirk. He probably sent a letter to Space Penthouse about i. (The persons are opposite genders, so it’s not slash.)

    @Bruce: I do hope that’s an accurate summation.

    Also, we see again that feet are hard to draw. This artist had to put in a lot of yellow smoke, yet it still wasn’t enough to help with her build from the waist down. Shouldn’t Amazons be much more statuesque?

    When did Harlequin go entirely romance?

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Also, we see again that feet are hard to draw.

    That right hand isn’t winning any “Draughtsperson of the Week” citation from UAI either! 😉

  17. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    Wikipedia indicates that Harlequin was a reprint operation originally, started republishing Mills & Boon reprints in 1953, and “by 1964” were exclusively republishing M&B. Harlequin apparently acquired M&B outright in 1971. So now you know, FWIW.

    Some of Fearn’s stories (although not this one) are available on Faded Page Canada. Investigate at your own risk.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Someone reprinted this only 2 years ago!

    Apparently she’s called “the golden Amazon” for being blonde, yet many of the book covers show her as brunette?

  19. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: perhaps they didn’t want to confuse pulp SF readers who would assume a blonde was one of the good guys?

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: And you’d think she’d look even blonder with all that yellow going on. Must be for the reason you stated.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Angelina Jolie??

  22. Tat Wood Says:

    @ARY: With those eyebrows, more Faith Domergue

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