Jan 11

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Wendell Comments: That feeling when you grab the wrong side of the blade.

Published 1978

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: 7.67 out of 10)

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10 Responses to “The Jewels of Aptor”

  1. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Uhhh… ummm…

    This is at least a bit different from the usual skiffy cover, in that (while a bit scantily clad), the woman is a bit hunched over hiding herself a little, while the man is all “shoulders back, chest out, lookie here!”

    He’s so busy being all “check me out!” that he hasn’t noticed his hand’s about to start dripping blood. Lucky her skirt looks like it might make good bandages.

    This cover reminds me that in next month’s Olympics, Shirtless Greased Up Tongan Flagbearer is due to appear again. But he’s smart enough not to hold swords that way.

    Is @Tag Wiz out sick today, or has he popped round to No. 10 for another illegal party?

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    The Jewels are Whapped Off.

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    The full quotation: comparable to the abysmal covers we see foisted onto otherwise unobjectionable books by Sturgeon, Vonnegut and Cordwainer Smith.”

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Coming soon: Matt Berry in “Toast of Cimmeria”.

  5. fred Says:

    Never seen a belt buckle in the shape of a fried egg before.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    And I’ve never seen a belt buckle on a pair of speedos before. So thumbs up for originality at least.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “If you want my jewels…come and take them.”

    Can’t figure out what the lady is doing with her arms. Maybe she’s a zombie princess and she’s about to go for his brains?

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @fred—Not sure if that’s an egg shaped ornament or a hollow pouch extender, useful for when one finds oneself in the “full upright” position, as he appears to be and as she seems to sense.

  9. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Breathe in… pose with sword… and relax. That concludes today’s Fantasy Yoga session.”

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: She may be covering her lady bits, afraid of what he’s going to do now that he’s in the “full upright position” as @BC noted. Neither the sword or the “sword” look to be like anything she wants.

    Although, between the sharp edge belt buckle and the sword, she may not have too much longer to worry about him. Maybe that pouch isn’t hollow, maybe it’s got a fake set of junk if he’s been holding a sword in that area as a habit.

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