Jan 07

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Good Show Sir Comments: In 1970 cut-and-paste meant actual scissors and glue.

Thanks to Melissa for sending this in!

Published 1970

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: 7.80 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Five Fates”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    A deleted scene deemed too disturbing for the Silent Hill franchise.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Less tumblin’ dice and more bumbling yikes.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Ironically, the Warner Paperback version of this title was painted by Vincent Di Fate.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    Skating in an empty swimming pool; the five fates are rad!

  5. fred Says:

    Five Feets. Had to do it.

  6. Ryan Says:

    I didn’t know Terry Gilliam did SciFi cover art in addition to Monty Python.

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    This is one of those covers that triggers a buffer overflow in mx braen xo I cam’y urel farek.

  8. Daard23 Says:

    I was going to make a gambling joke about playing Craps, but I think I’ll pass.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    Roll 5 and get your leg amputated and your head replaced by dolmades. Roll 1 and get a hot cross bun.

    Worst AD&D Dungeon-master EVER.

  10. Queen Khentkawes Says:

    I thought you had replaced space sheep with space dice, and I was looking forward to clicking on the picture.

    I’m disappointed.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Devo’s original look, before they rethought it.

  12. THX 1139 Says:

    Nice to see actual feet for a change, though, guys? Guys?!

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @THX 1139—I’d like to agree with you, but must quibble with the word “feet.” It’s really just one foot, repeated five times, and, as GSS notes, probably scissored out of some outdoor living magazine.

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    This covers sucks because it is really bad.
    (Wait, no, don’t post that. How about …)
    This cover would be good if it wasn’t so terrible.
    (No, that’s not it either. Maybe …)
    This cover is so bad that the contents must be just as bad.
    (No, delete that. I’m so out of practice because it’s been so long.)

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My first thought was, “which one of them is being carried by the rest?”

    Five fates, five feet, six torsos, three dice, two eggs = one mess.

    @B’mancer: Yet, the Fate of this book is to always have bad art of starkers men. At least that cover boy has all his limbs.

    @BC: And it’s a very odd-looking foot, at that.

  16. fred Says:

    Dice? I’m up for a modern Zatoichi adaptation in Vegas like Blind Fury w/Rutger Hauer.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred: Presumably the new Zatochi/Rutger has lopped off the heads and limbs in this scenario? Is he particularly enraged about cheating at craps?

  18. fred Says:

    @GSS – Yup, particularly cranky when it comes to being cheated at dice.

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