Sep 03

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Bellatrix Comments: The Hell’s Angels version of this guy.

Published 1978

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: 6.59 out of 10)

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26 Responses to “False Dawn”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    RIP Peter Fonda. He’s with the, er, werewolves now.

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    So false dawns sort of cut off abruptly halfway across the sky?

    Was the color originally red and the cover has faded with time? It looks like the werewolf really enjoyed his strawberry milkshake.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    He’s taking on the wasteland with a Daisy™ pump action BB gun.

  4. fred Says:

    When the real Dawn catches up with Chelsea there will be hell to pay.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    I assume this glows in the dark. and you can lick it for some ‘extra’ effects.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    @FB I just hope it isn’t scratch and sniff.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Nothing pisses a werewolf more than a false dawn. Or a fake full moon. Or a rifle loaded with silver bullets.

  8. Tweet Jane Says:

    Our good friend Joachim Boaz at SF Ruminations has previously reviewed this book. Check it out.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    Did he savage something with glow-in-the-dark blood or what?

  10. THX 1139 Says:

    @Tweet Jane: good show, but it doesn’t say what the wolfman has to do with it. Does this mean I have to watch Werewolves on Wheels again?

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    This reminds me of a joke from Mystery Science Theater 3000: “An American Werewolf in Traffic.”

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    So if the only law is “survive at any cost” that seems simple enough to grasp, but maybe not so for an idiot werewolf pointing a rifle at either his gas tank or his driving arm.

  13. Raoul Says:

    I’m hearin’ Steppenwolf Born to be Wild. Anyone else?

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    GSS to the mouseover text.

    @JP: It is a Daisy!

    Not going to be of much use in the world described in the review @Tweet Jane linked. And is that dawg in the book? He sure isn’t a main character.

    @Raoul: Me too. What else could be playing?

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    When Furries go postal.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It was the ticks, those goddamn ticks, that finally pushed Rover over the edge.

  17. Adzel Says:

    Watch where you leave your motorcycle, you might get a barking ticket.

  18. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    It looks like one of those billboards that reads “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “In a brutal and wasted (1), there was only one (2) – (3) at any cost.”

    a) world
    b) White House
    c) Blue Oyster Leather Bar & Dance Club
    d) cosplay convention

    a) law
    b) fib
    c) Facebook password
    d) remaining principle to defile

    a) survival
    b) bribes
    c) Russian collusion
    d) Zumba

  20. JJYoyo Says:

    I saw werewolf with a homemade crossbow on his arm
    Riding ‘cross the streets of LA in the dark
    He was looking for the place called Sun Non Dang
    But there wasn’t any safe place left to park
    Ah-hoo, werewolves of False Dawn
    Ah-hoo, werewolves of False Dawn
    You hear him idling around your kitchen door
    You better not give him gas
    Little nice mutant got mutilated late last night
    Werewolves of False Dawn, I guess
    Ah-hoo, werewolves of False Dawn
    Ah-hoo, werewolves of False Dawn
    Ah-hoo, huh
    He’s the hairy handed gent who ran red lights in Kent
    Lately he’s been tailgating in Mayfair
    You better stay away from him, he’ll steal your Twinkies, Jim
    Huh, I’d like to meet his author
    Ah-hoo, werewolves of False Dawn
    Ah-hoo, werewolves of False Dawn
    Well, I saw Chase Yarbro talking to herself
    Cursing the artist doin’ the cover
    I saw Chase Quinn Yarbro yelling at Gary Friedman
    Why is there a werewolf on the cover?
    I saw a werewolf drinkin’ a Pepsi at the Exxon at Beverly and Western
    Rehearsing lines for his audition
    Ah-hoo, werewolves of False Dawn
    Hey draw blood
    Ah-hoo, werewolves of False Dawn

  21. MaxBathroom Says:

    I’d heard about threatening uber drivers, but didn’t realise it was anything beyond scaremongering until a werewolf with a shotgun turned up as my lift…

  22. Tor Mented Says:

    @JJYoyo: GSS!

  23. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @JJYoyo: GSS indeed!


    Latest entry in the “WITH A SHOTGUN” series.

    Also available for purchase:

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  25. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tor Mented: which in turn becomes a 13 volume alternate history series by Harry Turtledove.

  26. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So the first time this screen loaded up, I got the entire page (pix and all) in the ever popular “Seizure Sans” font we’ve seen here many times. Somehow appropriate, but for ease of reading, I closed the tab and opened a new one. The art is no worse, BTW.

    @JJYoyo: Fabulous! A hearty GSS!

    I *have* met the author, and am fairly sure she didn’t have any approval over this art.

    @Tor, Bruce: More GSS!

    🎶a-roo, werewolves with shotguns 🐺🏍️🎵

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