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Oct 06

Adult fantasy? Not my style.Click for larger image

Charles Comments: Looks like a teleporter malfunction at the bird lab again.

Published 1979

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: 8.00 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “Death’s Master”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Mel Gibson found the beard didn’t distract enough people, so drastic measures were taken.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Riker just can’t catch a break. First he gets duplicated and know this.

    And, yeah, being played by Mel Gibson certainly didn’t help.

  3. fred Says:

    But Brian Blessed wasn’t in Flesh Gordon.

  4. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “An epic novel of adult fantasy,” says the blurb.
    Is that the same as
    “An adult novel of epic fantasy”…?

  5. fred Says:

    Howl’s Moving Bordello?

  6. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Leda and the swan wasn’t what most people picture.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    Exactly which end of the bird is the face appearing on?

  8. NomadUK Says:

    ARYngve: I’m thinking we can even go right to ‘An epic fantasy of novel adults’.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    There appears to be a submarine floating inside that volcano. Either that or the bird has pooped.

  10. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Granted, NomadUK – but might it not just as well be
    “a fantasy of adult epic novels”?

  11. Bruce Munro Says:

    IIRC there’s an elaborate metaphorical description of a penis at one point. Sort of establishes its adultitude level for me.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    Trying to decide if I’m seeing human hands or bird talons.

  13. fred Says:

    Adult fer sure, and eligible for a Shuriken of Approval. Those wacky Brits.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death%27s_Master

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’Mancer—Talons. And, like feet, they appear to be hard to draw.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Ooh, is it “bird people” week here at GSS?

    A novel fantasy of epic adults?

    @B’man: Talons. It appears that only the head of Mel is human, and all the rest is bird.

    I’m wondering what his neck situation is. And why the entire landscape is erupting volcanoes. And what the cover has to do with the book.

  16. Tracy Says:

    The cover has nothing to do with the book.No human-headed eagle, no volcanic landscape.

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    Can’t say I’m impressed by all these attempts to update Captain Birdseye.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tracy: A sci-fi novel with a cover that doesn’t match the book? Well, I never!

  19. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Correction – my bad. It was _Night’s_ master which had the cringey penis-talk. (At least, as far as I recall. Might be something equally bad I’m forgetting in another one of the books in the series.)

    @Tracy: admittedly, a number of major characters in these books _could_ turn themselves into a man-headed bird (or bird-headed man) and fly over some volcanoes, just for shits and giggles, I suppose.

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