Nov 09

Georgia O'Keeffe's Period PeriodClick for larger image

Max Bathroom Comments: NEL got the rights to “Satan’s Houseplants”. Do we have another horticultural genre novel we can use the cover we commissioned for it on?

Published 1974

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: 8.29 out of 10)

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9 Responses to “The Houses of Iszm”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “I’m sorry, I got lost on the way to the Day of the Triffids cover.”

  2. fred Says:

    This is what you get when you don’t listen to Madness.

  3. Bruce A Munro Says:

    OK…so it’s a monster-faced flower which has babies for…kidneys? Badly constricted lungs? I suspect the guy from the Unknown Artist Institute stopped over across the street at the College of Funny Pharmaceuticals for some inspiration.

    Jack Vance was always picking words for titles out his alphabet soup (remember “Servants of the Wankh?”)

  4. Bruce A Munro Says:

    And, for no reason, a picture of Jack playing the banjo and kazoo.

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    @Bruce (3): Maybe Jack was persuaded to drop a J from the title?

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    Coming down from the Sixties must have been tough.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @THX 1139: testicle babies? Eeew.

    @Francis Boyle: here in the US some people are _still_ getting flashbacks from over six decades ago. Some are still running for office against the decade.

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I read “Click for larger image” and thought, “No thank you GSS”.

    @Bruce: I thought the babies were the peanuts of the Demon Flower. (Any relation to Vance’s Demon Princes?) And GSS for calling our attention to Jack’s musical stylings. Although I’m inevitably reminded of the Banjo Kazooie video games.

    Some in the US are running against not only the 1960s, but the 1860s.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:


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