Nov 21

'Hey. My boobs are down here'

Charles comments: Don’t take the brown acid

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: 7.56 out of 10)

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11 Responses to “The Gates of Creation”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    If in doubt ̶d̶r̶u̶g̶s̶ boobs.

    Everyone in the 70s apparently.

  2. fred Says:

    I immediately thought of these 70’s covers. Old Toby is the best.

  3. fred Says:

    Variants galore, space sheep gotta eat.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Mavis Cruet Grows Up:

  5. Max Bathroom Says:

    I’m thinking Gates Of Creation were a prog band, looking at this cover. More the loud and scary side of that like King Crimson or Van Der Graaf Generator than the wimpy mellow stuff like Yes and Camel

  6. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The boobs are so weird on this that we don’t even need Space Sheep.

    What is the… black ape? on the left?

    @fred: I’ve still got those covers — who knew I could sell them for $22? Perhaps I shall.

    @Max: Looks like that. They went for many clashing colors, loudness up to 11, and some of the background swirly bits look like the “mod” “art” projected with pigment in oil or water that they used before we had computer graphics.

  7. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @All: Alas, when hauling the high hundreds of books to the store last week, Mr. xn’s friend went outside the specified parameters (how hard is it to understand “NOT the stuff on the very top”?) and so all the Laser Books and many other, even worse, atrocities were packed and sold.

    But I do have a couple of scary Lackey ones I snapped, so off to TW with those. I trust they will amuse.

    The young man at the store said he enjoyed looking at all the covers of the vintage paperbacks.

    (And of course I just bought more books on Amazon yesterday… but only 2!)

  8. Emster Says:

    At the Gates of SF WTF!

    Actually kinda groovy… meets my criteria of buying a book by the cover.

    @GS x-n: only 2? Excellent constraint…

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “We want a cover that tells people that this is a groovy, 1970s sort of book. Do you think you can handle that?”

    @fred, @GSS ex-noob: I had at least two of that version of the Lord of the Rings: I think I had the Fellowship in a different edition. Lost in various moves, nowadays I have a three-in-one doorstop edition with an uninspired movie cover: Bleh.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: Meh. I inherited the original family copies. Mr. xn had the, I think 70’s version with the mostly-white covers (which they also did Hobbit in).

    Anyway, despite selling off maybe 90% of the library, I kept those.

    @Emster: And used ones in so-so condition at that, because they were way cheaper than the Kindle version!

    Not sure if they will then in turn sold off, which even if I get pennies is still better than you can do with ebooks. I suspect I’ll be keeping one of them.

    I managed this great feat of being in the store for several hours 3 days in a row by sitting in a chair in sections for which I had no interest. I only had to move once or twice to let someone pass, so I’m thinking most other people didn’t either.

  11. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Editor: “Where’s that cover painting? First printing’s due tonight!”

    Office worker: “Art department sent this note, sir! It reads, ‘Send more drugs.'”

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