Jul 07

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Arthur Dent Comments Buffalo-headdress Centaur, and his sidekick, Stabbin’ Stella.

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: 8.33 out of 10)

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10 Responses to “A Private Cosmos”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    This All Creatures Great and Small reboot needs attention.

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “sphere science fiction: the science fiction publisher with the boring name!”

    I’m not sure one can lean that far forward while running without face-planting. Is that supposed to be a cloud of dust being kicked up by the charging centaur-minotaur, or is this just a foggy day in the Land of the Purple Haze? (The Private Cosmos of Jimmy Hendrix?)

    Is it a Damsel, or just a guy with long hair, earrings, and unfortunate makeup choices? Given the 1970s vintage, if it were a female character,there’s a substantial probability they’d try to work in bewbs somehow.

    Can’t quite tell whether that’s a desperate sort of grin (Oh God must run faster faster _faster_) or a really embarassed/awkward one (Oops, sorry to interrupt your sacred ritual/trample your petunias, speedy knife delivery, can’t stop now, send us a bill for damages!)

    The minotaur/centaur’s expression, OTOH, is definitely “What the _fuck_, man??”

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    Yes, the lack of bewbage or indeed a chain-mail bikini is indeed utterly inexplicable and yet the alternative which, as far as I can tell, is ‘drag queen-cum-pirate”* makes no more sense.

    *Whatever you do don’t Google ‘cum-pirate’.

  4. fred Says:

    You can’t stop this motherf**ker.

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    I don’t know how traffic laws work in the U.K. But in the U.S., the centaur-minotaur on the right is supposed to have the right of way.
    Pirate drag queen deserves a ticket.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bruce A M—I think Mr. Mino-Centaur’s expression is the anguished realization that in clutching that short axe he has impaled himself on his extra sharp and long fingernails.

    [@Tag W—Glad (hope) I spelled my fake name correctly, for once.] 😉

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: must be a problem for all kinds of taloned people. (Chinese mandarins, IIRC, used to let their nails grow extra long on their non-writing hand precisely because of its extreme impracticality: it was a declaration that they were above mere manual labor.)

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My first thought was “Of course it’s a private cosmos. Nobody wants to share a universe with those two.”

    Judging by their expressions they’re either a) in great pain or b) accelerated past 1g like on a rocket sled.

    And as regards the mouseover text, it looks like he’s used that ax on the hind end of more than one of his kind. Or maybe her? knife.

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Also centaur dude’s torso is “weird pecs” — in that his torso appears to be an ape face.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    When a co-worker catches you LARPing.

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