Jun 10

Susan! Stop posing dramatically and help me catch our dinner!Click for full image

Art Direction: We all know from popular science fiction when one is stranded on a planet we loose clothing. It always ends up with a women in a mere bikini watching a man in a spear fight with some sort of daemon creature. Always! So draw it kinda like Robinson Crusoe… except with more breasts. And aliens.
Published 1983

Thanks to the Legend Dave R!

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: 7.00 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Savage Stars”

  1. John T Says:

    It’s a bit too small to make out… but has she got a ferret’s head sticking out of the top of her briefs?

    Rejected strapline: “An intergalactic war strands the crew of a starship on a primeval planet – *temporarily*!”

  2. little mi Says:

    That would certainly explain the face she’s pulling!

  3. DeadRobot Says:

    I wish I had guys fighting over me.

  4. James Lovegrove Says:

    I wish I had her to be fighting over. And was as muscly as that. But then that’s the point, isn’t it?

  5. little mi Says:

    I’m glad I don’t have to spend my time hanging about on piles of … um whatever that is, wearing a bikini with a ferret down my pants. Not really my thing to be honest.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    Jerry hoped that using a spear AND a club would help him win the princess’s affections, but all she noticed was that he hadn’t washed his gym shorts recently.

  7. Adam Roberts Says:

    Why is he holding a carrot in his left hand?

  8. SI Says:

    “This will teach you not to have feet! Wait… none of us have feet.”

  9. SI Says:

    Adam> To feed the ferret of course….

    Daemon Man: I say we chop the carrot!
    Manly Man: No! We skewer it!

  10. SophaLoaf Says:

    my guess is that they are ankle-deep on giant coffee beans.

  11. Brian B Says:

    Wouldn’t it be rather difficult fighting with your feet all tangled up in those leaves and roots?

    Artist: “that is symbolism! Cuz like, the planet has trapped them FOREVER…so their feet are all covered in…ah screw it nah I just can’t draw feet.”

  12. Brian B Says:

    Also is it me or does that guy look like he’s about to stab the spear directly into the club in his other hand? Guess he’s trying to duel wield without the two weapon fighting feat

  13. DeadRobot Says:

    One other comment: They all have their mouths open. I wonder if they’re really trying to communicate, you know, dude? Like, talk it out…

  14. Rob Marquardt Says:

    I thought that when one is stranded on a planet we would “loose” clothing because the increased gravity caused waistlines to expand, resulting in one’s standard belt setting to become uncomfortable.

  15. hampshireflyer Says:

    I’m sure that’s *meant* to be some terribly frightening vegetation but it looks as if they’re fighting on a bed of M&Ms.

  16. SI Says:

    Rob Marquardt> Touche! Great explanation. Luckily they landed on a warm planet. Because if it was high gravity and cold… awkward!

  17. anon Says:

    This cover would be kinda great for a FANTASY book – or SSI gold box computer games – or some 8-/16-bit platformers..

  18. Kathleen Says:

    Man: Since we’re stranded here forever, I offer you this Friendship Carrot…


    Man: oh hell

    Woman: “join the crew of a starship!” they said. “bring your string bikini!” they said. “sit on this rodent-infested pile of roots!” they said. Okay, I guess I brought that last one on myself.

  19. JujuQuisp Says:

    I don’t think those are M&M’s. I think their epic battle has been going on so long that it is their accumulated FECES.

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    SF books should come with a tag like this:

    None of the sex which is implied or promised on the cover occurs inside this book. None of the fictional characters have any sex whatsoever. We apologize for any misunderstanding that there might be any kind of sex in our SF titles.
    -The Publishers

  21. symball Says:

    actually there is a fair bit of clumsy sex in this book- I bought it at a village fete as a young teenager, and even with all those hormones rushing through my blood I thought it was a bit shoehorned in.

    There was also no mention of any deamon creatures in the book either, which disappointed me- although not as much as the lame story.

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @symball: that bodes ill indeed. His other job was writing erotic fiction, when he wasn’t coming up with still more pseudonyms for himself.

  23. Anna T. Says:

    The guy on the left looks to be a goblin, and the lady’s clothing has clearly met with a Fanservice Accident.

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