Apr 07

Quoth the Raven, 'nevermore are we babysitting these kids'Click for larger image

Rick Deckhard Comments: Do I recall correctly that Poe was married to his 13-year old cousin? What made me remember that?

Published 1991

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: 7.63 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “The Black Throne”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Is there such a thing as a too realistic House of Usher sandcastle?

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    “Here, take this old postcard and do something with it. Oh, and try to make Zelazny’s name as illegible as possible – he’s a bit embarrassed about the whole thing.”

  3. fred Says:

    That’s a swerve, the MCU doing the Dark Phoenix saga.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    Just wait until you see what they made for ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’.

  5. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I imagine the little girl on the right is laughing at the dolls trapped in the burning building.

  6. NomadUK Says:

    Robin Williams had second thoughts about signing up for this Bleak House/The Wasp Factory mashup.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    It was many and many a year ago,
    In a kingdom by the sea,
    That a maiden there lived whom you may know
    By the name of Annabel Lee;
    And this maiden she lived with no other thought
    Than to set fire to me.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    @Bibliomancer: top marks.

    Best I could come up with was ‘Quoth the Raven; Get the Smores’.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:


    All I could think of was that great line from MAD—

    Quoth the Raven, “Drink Blatz Beer.”

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tat & BC – Appreciated! My hat’s off to Tag Wizard for the cover alt-text:
    “Quoth the raven, “nevermore are we babysitting these kids”

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    “Hand me the Edgar Allan Wrench.”

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Dean Morrissey was SUPER proud of his work, wasn’t he? How often did he practice that signature in high school?

    Also, I hope they fired whoever picked the author font/color. Burying Zelazny’s name like that.

    @Bruce: that’s exactly what her expression says. Cackling, even.

    GSS to Tag W, B’man, and Tat. Extra points (redeemable on Chinese GSS) to B’man.

  13. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Next they’ll be burying their dad alive in a sand pile shaped like a cask of Amontillado…

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: At least the sand will muffle the sound of his telltale heart. Not that either of these tots look like they have a conscience.

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