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Max Bathroom comments: “John Norman? Never heard of him…”

Published 1982

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: 8.13 out of 10)
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11 Responses to “The Destroyers of Lan-Kern”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Lan-Kern.* Is that the planet with two moons?

    *I’m assuming the ‘L” is pronounced like a ‘W’.

    #BarrelFishShooting

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Ah, that great Peter Gabriel track, Shock the Mon…oliths.

  3. fred Says:

    Nice time wasting bondage covers site.

    http://www.bcotd.com/PAPERBACKindex.html

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    “Ooooo, you’re in trouble now!”

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Nice feet.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    @BC Credit where credit is due

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    That is one goofy, bug-eyed, clown-footed ornithopter. And the locals are sacrificing a woman to it? Clearly the sort who mistake every random off-planet visitor with a laser canon as Smasho, God of Thunder.

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    It seems like this ought to be a decent cover. The artist has talent. I like the desert landscape — the way it trails off into darkness adds atmosphere.
    Buuuuut …
    There’s just something goofy about it. The monoliths are nicely rendered, but the faces … well, I imagine them as backup singers for the music video that’s going on. Probably for “Jump.”
    And the GBECFO (goofy, bug-eyed, clown-footed ornithopter, pronounced gib BECK foe) looks like a little kids who’s yelling: “Mom, watch me, watch me, Mom. MOOOOOM!”

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Awful and boring.

    The spaceship and color scheme is too blah to attract them what likes that, the woman’s not taking up most of the cover for them what likes that, and the Wiggly Scroll of Bad Fonts and Kerning is ridiculous.

    I will give the artist credit for drawing feet. Competently! Must not have gone to UAI. Also, her butt and thighs are in proportion. Though I’m not sure about her waist. Or what’s going on with her fingers.

    The WORST part is that I saw “Peter Tremayne” and thought “Oh surely not, let us see Goodreads… Oh dear.”

    It is THAT Peter Tremayne, author of the quite good and not-at-all-sexy Sister Fidelma mystery series and under his real name of Peter Berresford Ellis, a Celtic scholar of some note.

    I need a lie-down. It will be some time before I can look at any of his books that I have without laughing. Sorry Pete.

  10. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “A fantasy artist, a sci-fi artist and John Norman walk into a bar…”

  11. Monty Says:

    We haven’t had “Artist in the Comments” for quite a long time, causing me to wonder what was happening with this fellow. Alas — he passed a short number of months ago!

    We need some more modern covers, but of course we love the old ones far more. Far stranger, and in a much greater variety of styles.

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