Apr 21

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No comments. Yea we’re not too sure what to say about this either. We’ll leave this one to the mercy of the readers!

Thanks to Lorcan!

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: 5.70 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “The Deviates”

  1. SI Says:

    Guess this is a strange cover. The book itself isn’t that bad, till you read the tag line. It sounds like all that Harry Potter fan fiction CSA writes!

  2. Andy Sawyer Says:

    Reminds me of an Olaf Stapledon novel, actually.

  3. Ian Sales Says:

    That’s one of the Beacon Books line, which were “spiced up” editions of sf novels by some well-known names. I wrote a blog post on them here.

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    That’s a fairly, um, phallic-looking lighthouse logo, in the bottom right hand corner.

  5. CSA Says:

    Thats an awesomely creepy cover. Good lord you would get strange looks reading it on the train. I’d pick RX for Chaos over that cover any day.

    hmmm thats given me an idea… RX slash Harry Potter fiction….

    @adam i think the phallic logo is entirely justified given the “erotic” nature of the book, they should have gone all out and just drew a penis in my opinion.

  6. Eli Says:

    Not only does he want her body… he wants her grammar too!

  7. DanD Says:

    Man, is this guy supposed to be the hero or the villain? I just don’t know anymore.

    Also, take note of the woman’s right arm (on our left). Straightened out, it would barely reach to her hip. Is this a plot point? Does she have a birth defect? Or just the artist’s terrible grasp of anatomy? You decide.

  8. stevetalbert Says:

    That must be the same guy who dances with the life size doll strapped to his shoes at the Times Square subway station.

  9. James Lovegrove Says:

    If the lighthouse became a penis, would it still have the glowing end? That, surely, would symbolise perfectly how it would feel to be one man alone who has any woman — every woman — in his power.

  10. Adam Roberts Says:

    Because you’d feel that you had E.T.’s penis? I’m not sure I’m following you.

  11. robinjn Says:

    Okay, does “Deviate” have a different meaning in the UK than it does here in the hicklands of the US of A? Because here, it means to veer off a path, where as DEVIANT means someone who violates social norms in an icky kind of way…

    Maybe they are about to deviate from that street into a McDonalds or something?

  12. James Lovegrove Says:

    >Adam: The head of it aglow with symbolic virility. Or rubbed-raw soreness. Or indeed both.

  13. Adam Roberts Says:

    >James. You’re turning me on, a little bit.

  14. Don Hilliard Says:

    Take the GALAXY logo off, and there’s absolutely nothing that indicates it’s a SF novel! (Anyone else want to bet this cover saw print at least once before as a pulp thriller/soft porn book?)

    >robinjn: “Deviate” (as a noun) and “deviant” were pretty much interchangeable terms at that time in the US.

  15. Simeon Beresford Says:

    Hey I have that book. my cover is in better condition

  16. rev Says:

    “..she was handing the boy over to brownlow on the bridge…she won’t peach on no-one no more..”

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    By Raymond F. Jones
    One man alone had any woman — every woman — in his power! And HE did not feel the need to read books like these.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Two sigma alone had most women–sixty-eight-point-two per cent of women–in its power!

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    One woman alone had any man — every man — in her power! And STILL she complained to her friends what a drag men are.

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Deviates, Kerning’s In a Mess

    One man alone had any font–every font–in his power!

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    One man alone had any woman — every woman — in his power!
    But who is this OTHER creep on the cover, who’s forcing himself on that girl who’s obviously not into him? Whoever that deviate is, he doesn’t have all women in his power. Arrest him. And search his house for evidence.

  22. THX 1138 Says:

    One man alone couldn’t stay on topic for even a whole minute!

  23. anon Says:

    One man alone had any woman — every woman — in his power!
    The Rapist

  24. B. Chiclitz Says:


  25. anon Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: I think my one-word response didn’t survive the moderator because the pronunciation wasn’t obvious.

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