Sep 22

'I got your book of dreams right here, buddy'Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: When the invitation says, “Fancy Blouse”, the invitation MEANS “Fancy Blouse!”

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: 6.25 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Book of Dreams”

  1. THX 1139 Says:


  2. fred Says:

    Quintuple Bruce Campbells deserve a better cover.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    OK,the illustration is not much chop but what really offends me is the splitting of “Demon Princes” across two lines.


  4. Ryan Says:

    It is amazing – here is a cover that shows the illustrator both read and understood the author’s descriptions of clothing.

    On the other hand, I don’t recall Kirth Gerson going in for roid-rage punch-ups with everyone in sight.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    They misspelled “Demon Princess”

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    Wow, he knocked the Poldark right out of him.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Dreams of PUNCHING.

  8. Raoul Says:

    The first rule of Fight Club is … SUCKER PUNCH!

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Time for another rendition of Them Terrible Boots!

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    And also . . . .

    Hey kids, it’s Thursday at 9 again and that means it’s time for another episode of


    Today Raket and Skibet discuss pugilism, orthography and fashion amid a sea of blows . . . .

    Skibet: Hey Raket, why are you smiting those men with such terrible force?

    Raket: Because they are seeking to abduct the Demon Princess, Skibet, and I am sworn to protect her with my life!

    S; But where is the Demon Princess, Raket? I see no fair damsel such as you are wont to sport with.


    R: You are a ninny, Skibet! She is right behind me . . . isn’t she?

    S: There is no one behind you, Raket, except a giant pair of eyes.


    R: But down there on the cover, see, it says this is a Demon Princess novel! So there must be a Demon Princess somewhere.

    S: Now it is you who are the ninny, Raket. It says “Demon Princes” not “Demon Princess”! Although you are a mighty smiter, you appear not to read so good. Also, I did not know you swung that way, I mean, with the Princes and all.


    R: Well, Skibet, as soon as I smite this man I will pick up his ray gun and blast that stupid hat right off your head!

    S: You mean my Tam? Oh, do not blast my Tam, Raket, or I will tell everyone about you and your escapades with the Demon Princes.


    R: Ha. Who will believe you?

    S: Everyone?


    R: Oh. Maybe. Anyway, that’s a swell red vest you are wearing. You look really good in it.

    S: Thank you. And I deeply admire your Terrible Boots. (pause) So, bunk beds tonight?

    R: I am on the top!

    S: (sigh) As usual . . . .


    Will Raket ever find the Demon Princess? Will Skibet get a new tailor? Find out next time on THE RAKET AND SKIBET SHOW! Thursdays at 9 on SCTV!

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’m reasonably sure the boring shirt the punch-ee is wearing is made out of Qiana™️.

    Yay Raket and Skibet!

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Good to see Raket and Skibet back!

    @Ryan: Yeah, usually the artist either doesn’t read the material or interprets it poorly (I personally think Kelly Freas ran into a term like “Scotch bonnet” and really didn’t get it: )

  13. Ryan Says:

    @ Bruce – Now I have frightened the birds outside my window with shouts of laughter at the Scotch Bonnets picture.

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    Just enough time to say it’s another classic episode of Raket and Skibet. GSS!
    (B.C.: I wonder if you saw my comments on “The Haunted Earth.”)

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M—Unfortunately, my “real” life took over after my rather feeble contribution that day and I didn’t see your post, nor xn’s. I should note the loss was mine.

    @GSSxn—remember, at least in GSS Universe, SCTV still comes out of the Great White North where “things” aren’t as nearly as bad so some limited TV production has been allowed to continue, on an erratic and uncertain timetable.

    GSS to both of you!

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: If Raket and Skibet are in their own bubble, it’s fine anyway.

    And it’s not like Guy Caballero was ever too concerned with worker safety.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—Really. Think of poor Pirini Scleroso

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Cleaning up after one of the wacky adventures of R&S must be quite a job for Perini. And maybe she writes some of the blurbs we see here?

    (Maybe R&S are in their own bubble helmets sometimes!) (AUDIENCE GROANS)

  19. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Is that Doctor Who in the background?

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    GSSxn— 😉

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