Aug 04

Nice bra on that spaceshipClick for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments Reading the blurb I’d say she’s pissed he’s calling off the engagement and wants the ring back.

Published 1981

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: 8.40 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “The Sunbound”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Quit it with the Whitney Houston impersonations!”

  2. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    The giant-spaceship-filling-the-sky-in-the-hazy-distance is quite impressive, but whoever hung her bikini out to dry on it must be truly awe-inspiring to behold. – ‘Stop arguing you two, you’ve got to see this.’

  3. fred Says:

    He’s just pissed because she went and named the magical stone R Courtney when he wanted to call it Boris.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Typical! You wait for ever for a cover featuring a woman stuck in an invisible hole then two come along in a row.


  5. JuanPaul Says:

    This is a very provocative cover. One woman is trying to get the guy’s rocks off while the other has a hard on for that space station.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    The lass on the left with the 80s hair and transparent left thigh is about to hit the 70s girl with a leather strap but, from the way she’s looking at us, the dialogue seems to be ‘not while we have company’.

    The one in pink sees something we don’t, something more impressive than the expensive delicate ship or interrupted flagellation. Or visible readers.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    I think the dude just suggested if she would ask her friend to join a three-way.

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I was going to say “I bet this has nowt to do with the book” but it might? There’s a spaceship, a woman with a stone, and another man and woman.

    kindle cover is at least less daft:

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: so the glowy pendant is the magic rock? I thought it might be the rock dangling from Ancient Greek Revival dude’s belt that he seems to be fighting Woman in Invisible Hole for.

    Is he pulling her hair? Not sure why else his left hand is going behind her.

    @Verylatetotheparty: giant bras, or is it a sail-powered spaceship. Presumably when they leave port they’ll stick some oars out of the portholes.

    The cover reminds me of the artist Richard Courtney’s other work for Sunwaifs:

    Again, a collection of oddball types hanging out at the top of a green and rocky cliff/hilltop.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The Sunburned

  11. DaveM Says:

    @Gss ex-noob: According to the Amazon blurb (and cover) one of those ladies SHOULD be a cat person! We’ve seen many covers with gratuitous cat people, but this may be a rare example of a cover where a plot existing cat person has been omitted!

    Also I think the lad with the curly hair is about to tell the dark haired lass “Stop that! Stop that! You’re not going into a song while I’m here.” 🙂

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: Courtney had him a style.

    Also seemingly had an uncertainty about when he did a painting; this is dated “circa 1980”. Not copyright — circa.
    “Yeah, there’s some random people and a vague spaceship; I painted it in, maybe, I dunno … 1980? ish?”

    I’m not sure who has the magic rock at this point and the Amazon blurb didn’t help.

    @Vlttp: I put in the wrong link, sorry! That was for a different book. No cat people in “Sunbound”. Just hoomans. Alas.

    This one is less daft as well nowadays. No invisible holes or hair-pulling fist fights.

  13. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “A priceless stone, its gift was the power of survival. Its secret – the 1985 hit by Huey Lewis and The News.”

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