Jan 26

I, for one, kneel down before our new insect overlords

Good Show Sir comments: Hello, Orkin. My house is infested with priest-kings.

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1976

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: 3.67 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Priest-Kings of Gor”

  1. Cornelius Says:

    Ethel tries to upskirt the mighty warrior.

  2. Max Bathroom Says:

    I wonder if there’s been any complaints about that cover because the slave girl doesn’t have a brand on her thigh? Goreans get anal about that sort of thing, even if this one of the early novels from when Norman was doing shoddy pastiches of Edgar Rice Burroughs rather than even shoddier imitations of Pauline Reage…

  3. fred Says:

    I see your American Gor cover and raise you the 1971 UK hardcover first edition foetus cover.

  4. Bruce Alexander Munro Says:

    “Skarn-goskir Icke’s theories about our Priest-Kings should be taken with a grain of salt.”

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Say, those things really do defy gravity!”

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    It’s nice to see a woman who is wearing a sensible hairstyle.

  7. NomadUK Says:

    ‘Hold my sword a tic, will you? I seriously need a wee. Then I’ll take a look at your bug.’

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    What a git! He’s farted straight into her face.

  9. Emster Says:

    Wow – that one ranks really high on the Classic Cheese-O-Meter. I mean, I really like it, but cheeeeeseeeeeey!

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s hard to tell what’s worst about this: the content, or the font abuse. The art’s a’ight, it’s Boris and the damsel at least has a bikini bottom and teat shields.

    But you know the content is terrible (although less bad than the later ones), and even some legally-blind people can make out how bad that font is. Typeface is weird, and as for the colors, all I could think was “bilious”.

    @fred: At least the colors and font aren’t so bad on that one.

    @Emster: I listened to “Year of the Cat” on Lunar New Year day to honor your new lyrics.

  11. The Blue Are Comng Says:

    Um…nice ass, musclehead. But mantisman is RIGHT BEHIND YOU !!!

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    I’m getting vibes of this GSS classic:

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @B’man: Good catch. Apparently paperback SF through the decades can’t get enough of guys in their undies stabbing bipedal insects, whilst damsels wish they were outta there.

    Also, I suppose mandibled priest-king’s feet are hard to draw. Check out the orange fog. Either that or he’s about to break his sword on a stone statue and damsel is trying to warn him, but because it’s Gor, no man listens to her.

    (make up your own joke about that last line)

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    This obviously isn’t the real deal, but a rip-off by the Norwegian writer “Jahn Narman” (as anyone can read on the cover).

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Priest-Kings of Gar?

    It might even be by Jahn Naaman.

  16. Mark Oliver Says:

    Gor Blimey!

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