Mar 24

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JuanPaul Comments: I wonder if those two guys are having humerus thoughts.

Published 1975

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: 7.82 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Three to Dorsai”

  1. fred Says:

    If the title ends with an exclamation point I would expect a cover with a little more action.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    The perils of using a local photographer for your family portraits.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Art Direction: “Yeah, lots of good stuff here. All we need is a Yin-Yang medallion on the guy’s knee and we are done here!”

  4. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Surely, his pecs are one of the least weird things on this cover.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    You might thinks so but I suspect it would require the invention of an entirely new branch of mathematics to categorise the relative weirdness of things on this cover.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    @Francis, Verylate: That must be why the disembodied heads of Bertrand Russell and China Mieville have been put on the case.

    (And maybe why they’re looking at each other rather than at John Barrowman, onto whom they’ve been grafted.)

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Plummeting into the graphic design abyss with a bad case of robo-leg, Donal called upon his shoulder angels for help, but his sleazy side just suggested masturbating, as usual, while his self-righteous side refused to look at him until he put some clothes on.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Looks like his spinal column is running up his chest. Another danger of unorthodox weight lifting practices.

  9. fred Says:

    Anthony Hopkins.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Yep, we got this one. SFBC could keep this site in business all by itself. You will be unsurprised to hear that the cover has nowt to do with the content.

    That torso is just inexplicable. And inexcusable.

    @Tat: GSS!

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Gordon R. Dickson’s

  12. Ray P Says:

    He should know adults can’t wear armbands in the pool.

  13. Tor Mented Says:

    The suspect is described as arm-head and dangerous.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M—GSS!

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’m getting more “shaved Anthony Hopkins” and less China Mieville. The old guy, I got nothin’ but he looks remarkably calm considering he’s got an arm all the way through his head. Must have pithed him.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Are we sure the one on the right is an old dude rather than an old lady? That’s a fairly fancy bit of neck bling they’re wearing.

    He (or she) also looks a bit distorted, possibly due to Pec-Man’s arm going through them: if it’s a ghost head, he may be disturbing the ectoplasm.

  17. Ray P Says:

    Has Arnold Schwarzenegger been joining Sting in his steam bath?

  18. Tweet Jane Says:

    Jennie Gist over on our Facebook group comments:

    Distancing, folks, distancing!

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