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Jul 07

Does a bear shiv in the woods?Click for larger image

Larry B. Art Direction: Three words. Fencing teddy bears. Now paint that and we can still make happy hour.

Published 1977

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: 8.63 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “The Alien Way”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Paddington III: The Domination.

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise
    If you go down in the woods today, you’d better go in disguise
    For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain
    Because today’s the day the teddy bears have their death match.

  3. A. R. Yngve Says:

    THX 1139: Good show, sir! I had to restrain my laughter so as not to upset my family.
    🙂

  4. A. R. Yngve Says:

    The first rule of Furry Fight Club is: You don’t talk about Furry Fight Club.

  5. fred Says:

    Bearly acceptable weapon bearing bear nakedness.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    (Gets stabbed)
    “Gee … thanks … Yogi.”
    (Dies)

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    This book is about the right to arm bears.

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    There was a deadly brawl over the pick-a-nic basket on the pick-a-nic table.

  9. Ryan Says:

    The commentariat is en fuego today, and I will never see the Second Amendment in the same way again.

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Berenstain Bears Go Medieval

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    … on yo ass.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘A classic novel of interstellar encounter…’ Frankly, I’m amazed Mr Spielberg omitted this from any of the editions of his film.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    GSS, all! It does seem the aliens in question tend to give cover artists trouble. Other examples include Otter Fu Manchu…

    http://library.jodan-design.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/The-Alien-Way-by-Gordon-R-Dickson.png

    …and Cat Person Pharaoh.

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3805/9567076375_b0eaee6136_z.jpg

  14. Francis Boyle Says:

    Bare bear butts bode badly but being basically blank, beat bare bear bum ban.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    GSS to all today. En fuego indeed. Including the mouseover text.

    A tribute to Gordy, outstanding in his field. Possibly with bears in said field.

    @Tor: I have seen people wearing T-shirts with the message “The right to keep and arm bears”, with an illustration (better than this) of a bear holding an AK-47 or similar.

    @Bruce: here’s another bear cover
    https://www.fantasticfiction.com/d/gordon-r-dickson/alien-way.htm

    And the “we-gave-up” German cover:
    http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/b/b8/DFRMDNQPBK1973.jpg

  16. Hammy Says:

    The theme music for this cover:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-P94UFne-w

    (sings along…. I’ve got an alien way to make the bears go crazy….)

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