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May 21

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Wallace Comments: Not sure what kind of tree this is. Looks to me like an Asspen.

Published 1969

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “Nebula Award Stories 1”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Includes the story Under the Bum Bum Tree, you know, from the Jack Lemmon film?

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    I think it’s the rare blowajob tree from the planet Fetisha. Either way definitely not safe for public transport.

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I predict that after Furries (people dressing up as animals and having fantasies about being animals), we’ll see the emergence of a “Planties” or “Veggies” subculture (i.e. people dressing up as plants and having fantasies about being plants).

    You heard it here first.

  4. fred Says:

    Takashi Miike’s Old Man Willow.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    Damn tree huggers. Why don’t you act like a tree and blow.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    Actually, I think it’s a tulip tree.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    (It’s so hard to resist a comment about climbing into the crotch of this tree.)

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    After years of people making ‘got wood’ jokes at me, I now have something to show them.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Artist: What, the Nebula awards aren’t for best Surreal Sex Stories? Well, I must have really mixed up my notes. I guess I’ll have to redo it.
    Publisher: Nah, don’t bother. Our readers are accustomed to hiding the covers of their SF books.

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    It’s a Fuck Yew

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag Wiz—might this not be the second entry in the “come along with me to the old cunt-tree” category?

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Too many nymphs perv up the tree.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    What I like about this cover is its subtlety and respect for women.

    Did Kate Wilhelm whap her hubby upside the head for this cover? Or — more likely since he probably had no control over this — did she hop a transatlantic jet and whap the New English Library upside its’ collective head?

    GSS to all! Even if this is low-hanging lips fruit.

    @BC: Strictly speaking, we can’t be sure those parts exist.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: as I recall, Kate’s hubby started writing ‘The Man in the Tree’ shortly after this, so it may have inspired him.

    I said ‘may have’.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—Yes, it seemed a reasonable inference, but with these covers you never know!!

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Frankly, I’d pay money to see Kate whapping the NEL upside the head. She would have done it with style and class.

  17. drlemaster Says:

    I like
    Tree
    Butts and I cannot lie.
    Though those other readers may deny…

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