Jul 19

Sorry, I only date guys with gills.Click for full image

Tommi Comments: The blurb on the back translates as: “… Where Sturgeon, LeGuin, Heinlein and Russ where merely scratching the surface in their attempt to appropriately represent human sexuality in Science Fiction, David Gerrold is digging a deep shaft.” No comment, really, apart from, maybe – uuurgh.
Published 1978

Nice speedos!
Many thanks to Tommi!

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: 8.53 out of 10)

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26 Responses to “Moonstar Odyssey (Unter Dem Mondstern)”

  1. SI Says:

    Not much left to the imagination. And I can just see the green guy saying:

    “Hurry up and choose one of us love. I can only hold my breath for 10 minutes out of water.”

  2. Tom Noir Says:

    Man, I have been looking for some of that underwear that is supported by a leather strap around your neck for a while now.

    I do note that the large planet behind them seems to be oddly elliptical.

  3. Phil Says:

    I’m not sure what’s more embarrassing: the green skin, the fins, the ears or the afro. Good show, sir!

  4. DeadRobot Says:

    Love theme from Moooonstaaaar Odyssseeeeeey!
    Where men wear banana thongs and women’s eyes are smooookey!

    Love theme from Moooonstaaaar Odyssseeeeeey!
    Please turn your right shoulder just soooo!

    Love theme from Moooonstaaaar Odyssseeeeeey!
    Carbs are not allowed on this planet here’s your celeryyyyy!

  5. CSA Says:

    The green guy looks like the Gorn and Spock had a secret love child.

    Now where’s my Star Trek erotic fiction…

  6. James Lovegrove Says:

    Now here’s an artist who knows how to put a lock of hair in front of the moon in the background. Take note, person responsible for the Dracula’s Brood cover. That’s how you do non-confusing tress-related perspective.

  7. Simon Says:

    Are they her conscience? Smiley man in neck thong is her good thoughts. Scowly green man in scales and fins is her bad thoughts.

    SM: ‘Be virtuous Moonstar (hey! it could be her name). David Gerrold is married! He has kids.’
    SGM: ‘You go girl. I know your digging his deep shaft! Who wouldn’t afterall? Go on! It’s only natural. It’ll be be an odyssey!’

    I think I may have revealed my inner colourist. Some of best friends are green! Honest!

  8. Simon Says:

    That’s ‘you’re digging’ btw

    *Is dragged screaming to his death by Lynne Truss*

  9. anon Says:

    “Not much left to the imagination. And I can just see the green guy saying:
    “Hurry up and choose one of us love. I can only hold my breath for 10 minutes out of water.””

    I can’t help imagining the woman thinking “Crap! They’re digging each others’ deep shafts!”

  10. Evad Says:

    The lady’s tresses – no, the one with the big face up front – I like how her hair is actually standing out on end. It creates cute red tails for the other two. Quite a coiffure.

  11. e.lee Says:

    ‘Knaur’ fine purveyors of soup stock and sci-fi books

  12. John T Says:

    I’ve seen this schtick before about Author X producing the kind of searing insight into sexuality that amateurs like Russ and LeGuin could only dream of. It generally means there’s some shagging, and if you’re lucky the one named female character might develop beyond being a mere lust object.

  13. jesi Says:

    dun na na… SHAFT!

  14. SI Says:

    Jesi> Not sure if Sir Shaft would like to be compared to some Green Honky. 😛

    In fact the obvious comparison just occurred to me. This is a picture of the studio auditions for the 70’s incredible hulk series.

  15. Tom Noir Says:

    Ooh, I’d forgotten all about the neck-thong!

  16. fred Says:

    Sos the Rope probably owns the original cover art.

  17. THX 1139 Says:

    Quit it with the rude gestures, Namor!

  18. Tor Mented Says:

    The man on the right is obviously part fish. The man on the left is part rooster, judging from his tail.

  19. Bibliomancer Says:

    She likes the fish boy because he can go down and not need to come back up for air.

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That’s not a planet behind green boy, that’s (sorry) a santorum.

  21. THX 1139 Says:

    Is Knaur’s science fiction as good as their stock cubes? “Pea and ham from a chicken? Now that’s clever.”

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’m greatly confused since the society on this planet is one where people remain ungendered till puberty, and then they choose, including the adolescent main character who has to save the day regarding the planet’s failing terraforming.

    Not, as this cover implies, the torrid story of a woman who has to choose between a buff bondage gear leatherman and an even buffer green man with fins.

    Pretty Knaurly.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Still, it could be worse. From the land of self-pub, I bring you:

    Sexy. Garden. Gnome.

    And there are EIGHT sequels!

  24. Raoul Says:

    @THX – I think I found her favorite soup mix.

  25. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The next time the Jehovah’s Witnesses come knocking on my door, I shall read to them from this cover in a loud, stern voice: “DEUTSCHE ERSTAUSGABE!!”

    And they will run away, screaming “Get thee away from me, Beelzebub…”

  26. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Unter Dem Mankini – Deutsche Sausage?

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