Apr 04

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Charles Art Direction: “Under no circumstance put a unicorn on the cover”.

Published 1970

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: 8.88 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Year of the Unicorn”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    The cat looks goofy enough to be her ventriloquist’s dummy.

  2. fred Says:

    Don’t bother asking for explanations.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    “And put in one of those knot thingies, just to show how classy we are.”

  4. Ryan Says:

    Does the were-cat character in the story transform into his feline form only under the influence of laughing gas?

  5. daard23 Says:

    I thought this was the year of the Tiger? Chinese astrology is hard!

  6. JJYoyo Says:

    with apologies to Al Stewart:

    On a psychedelic P Max poster
    On a website where they turn back time
    You wear a deranged expression like Peter Lorre
    Contemplating this crime
    She pops out of your head with no dress on
    Melting like a watercolour in the rain
    Don’t bother asking for explanations
    She’ll just tell you that she came
    In the year of the …. Er, unicorn

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    How much better this cover would be if they had rendered the title Year of the Unicorns!

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    What is this I don’t even.

    Here the book is begging for Unicorns! and they don’t take that opportunity?

    Also, it’s been a while since I read any of the Witch World books, but I’m pretty sure nothing like this ever happened. Is it another case of “all skiffy is alike, just put something weird on the cover”?

    @JJYoyo: GSS!

  9. THX 1139 Says:

    Marilyn Monr-oh no!

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @THX: I know Marilyn took too many tranquilizers and booze, but I doubt she was into LSD.

  11. Emster Says:

    Someone in the art department was trying too hard to be cool… shoulda just gone with the unicorn. And the nekkid lady – why not – how else are we to know that it’s “fully adult pure fantasy”?

    @JJYoyo: GSS!

  12. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Promising “fully adult pure fantasy” in an Andre Norton book is like promising “fully adult, well-written characters” in a Brandon Sanderson book.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JJYoyo: I happened to hear “Year of the Cat” yesterday. Luckily I was alone so I didn’t have to explain this to anyone.

  14. JJYoyo Says:

    @GSSxN: hey, I actually like the song!

  15. Hammy Says:

    Which world?

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    The neighbours always come back from holiday with slides, they always make us sit through them and they always jam the projector and put three in at once.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JJYoyo: Yes, and it’s going to take ages for me to stop laughing every time I hear it.

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