Dec 03

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Ryan Comments: Being the younger child always means a lot of hand-me-down clothes, including pants with only one leg, apparently.

Published 1985

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: 5.86 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “The Vizier’s Second Daughter”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “TEN THOUSAND YEARS!!! Can give you such a limited choice of wardrobe.”

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    It also means having to make do with scarfs that haven’t been properly exorcised but then I suspect just about everything in that cover is inhabited by a djinn or two.

  3. fred Says:

    Animanikins….heh. Follow the link in this one as well.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Much as I enjoyed Caroline Munro’s turn in ‘At the Earth’s Core’, I don’t think she could have worn so heavy a hat unaided. Doug McClure might have…

  5. Cornelius Says:

    The filmy scarf behind her held aloft by the power of last night’s curry.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    The artist has a lot of talent, but some aspects of the cover leave me confused.
    Does Caroline Munro have a fly wing coming out of her left shoulder? Or is that the turban of a man who seems to be wearing a blindfold? He’s right above Bette Midler dressed as a flapper.

  7. fred Says:

    Not bosomy enough for Caroline Munro, but I think Doug McClure wouldn’t have complained.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:


    So, time machines in this world when they break down work like the ones in Larry Niven’s Svetz stories? Take you to the Fantasy Past [1] rather than the real one?

    Possibly that explains the outfit.

    [1] Although is it the fantasy of the Arabian Nights as imagined by actual medieval Arabs, or the fantasy as imagined by 20th century white dudes?

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Random Skull is Random.

    @Tor Mented: it’s a turban, and he’s not wearing a blindfold. If you look at the large version of the picture, he appears to be kissing Bette Midler on the forehead.

  10. Ryan Says:

    @3 Fred, if the model for that cover was a 15-year-old girl, I will eat any one of the (at least nine) hats portrayed on said cover.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    I should just note that I can’t relate to Timenapper stories. I’m more of a nap-timer.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The wind seems to be blowing in three directions at once judging by (1) her hair (2) the chiffon-y cape and (3) the green smoke from the bottle. At the same time, judging by the oil lamp, it is perfectly still. Portents of deep meaning, or just more fruits of the UAI curriculum?

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So Caroline’s wearing harem pant?

    This artist missed the whole idea of proportioning. All that black space while the incredibly detailed “everyone else and stuff” is jammed into that small space.

    @Bruce: I had to look again to figure out you’re right about the guy kissing Bette. I thought his turban was maybe a bad piece of sushi?

    And this cover has everything else on it, why not a skull?

    @BC: Djinns.

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Come on! This is not a bad cover.
    (Though the author might have complained that his name was too small…?)

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