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Sep 13

Look, I'm not talking till you put some dam trousers on!Click for full image

Stevie Comments: Samuel Delaney’s Neveryona is so-over-the-top hetero soft porn. And the lead character is supposedly gay! What a bubble butt he’s got! I wish I had one of those! And what’s he doing with that giant sword, anyway?
Published 1983

Amazing! Many thanks to Stevie!

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: 8.28 out of 10)
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41 Responses to “Neveryona”

  1. SI Says:

    There’s no looking anywhere else with this one. Your eyes go automaticly to his bum cheeks.

  2. cutmanmike Says:

    SI hit the nail on the… ass

  3. Nix Says:

    I don’t understand why he can’t afford more fabric. The women can apparently afford flowing gowns, not something typically known in your average hunter-gatherer culture.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Is that sneaky barbarian trying to stab her in the back while she’s not looking?

  5. anon Says:

    Neveryóna
    Never again will yon buttocks not attract the gazes of the unwilling

  6. Seamyst Says:

    “… he playfully recreates the beginning of civilization.”

    Yeah, because nothing screams “the beginning of civilization” like a man-thong, worked leather belts, metal knives, and what looks like a pirate cutlass.

  7. SophaLoaf Says:

    Seamyst, how do you think civilization began? What you list above screams seduction.

  8. DoDoGuRu Says:

    So he’s wearing a thong and… an ascot?

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    I can tell that this cover is going to be the butt of a lot of jokes. While the cover artist may have been flying by the seat of his pants, we should not paddle this to death. The quality of the book itself is the issue that should rear its head. That is what matters in the end.

  10. David H Says:

    DoDoGuRu
    No, I believe he got his ascot in his thong.

    And what a thong! It looks like a chain mail wedgie.. you’d need tough buns to wear that. But then, he looks like he could crack walnuts with his butt-cheeks.

  11. David Cowie Says:

    A chain mail wedgie? My first thought was leopard-skin.

  12. Phil Says:

    Another cheeky cover from Good Show, Sir. Note also the non-matching leg colours for our hero, and non-matching arm colours for our heroine.

  13. anon Says:

    Tom, it’s not the seat of the artist’s pants that I’m worried about.
    Phil, unfortunately not possible due to a certain asspect of the work.

  14. David H Says:

    Was there a sequel? “Neveroffya?”

  15. Seamyst Says:

    Oh, is he wearing an ascot? I thought that was his hair.

  16. SI Says:

    I do like to think when she originally started staring out to sea he was fully clothed. Soon when she turns she’ll see the glory of his… ‘short sword’

  17. CSA Says:

    Seriously, his ass is like a magnet for my eyes.

    His left thigh, looks like it has a huge gaping dent/hole on it. I’m guessing the artist meant it to be a shadow, but it looks like he is missing about 1/2 a stone of muscle and bone.

  18. Nix Says:

    SI, now I have to find a copy of _Jurgen_ with an appalling cover, since that of course has the sword comment in it (as well as every other double entendre one could possibly imagine).

  19. Tom Noir Says:

    I think that for the next printing they should replace the pull quote with CSA’s:

    “His ass is like a magnet for my eyes.”

  20. Gin Says:

    Omg you guys are a riot-I was looking for a review of this book as I randomly picked it up to read, and only really half-glanced at the cover…till now. I keep thinking of these comments and can’t seem to (literally) stop laughing out loud, while other people in the room are wondering about the weird lady who keeps chuckling under her breath and murmuring ‘ass-magnet’

  21. anon Says:

    “[T]he beginning of civilization”?
    So these are Adam and Eve
    …which might explain the edict of “Never Yon A”.

  22. Tat Wood Says:

    A semiotics primer disguised as a Sword and Sorcery version of ‘Spartacus’. If only Paul Ricoeur had thought to put in some dragons and bondage.

  23. THX 1138 Says:

    Thongor will prevail.

  24. SI Says:

    “We’re now safe from the EU… I no longer need to take my post guarding the sea.”

  25. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Thong Week on GSS continues. Today’s episode: David Cameron gets hard up for work after the Brexit.

  26. THX 1138 Says:

    Boris plans his new Cabinet: “And, uh, Peter Stringfellow as Culture Secretary.”

  27. Bibliomancer Says:

    The EU mandates new pants regulations requiring the Brits to show they’re asses.

  28. Tat Wood Says:

    @Bibliomancer: only 51% of us are. Boris was always half-assed.

  29. fred Says:

    Thongor waiting for civilization so Thongor can get ridiculous looking sandals.
    The whole cover. Easy on the hyperbole Mr Sturgeon.
    http://sf-encyclopedia.uk/gal/wrap/Delany-Neveryona.jpg

  30. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tat Wood – I feel your pain. I have the shame of Trump traipsing around your golf courses giving press conferences.

  31. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: Gorgik? That fellow’s name is Gorgik the Liberator? It just might be a dumber name than Thongor! Good show, Mr. Delany.

    (Parenthetically, I fancy the dragon’s expression is because the formerly-floating castle has just pinched down upon his tail.)

  32. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    BREAKING: Pounds fall as Tag Wizard converts glutes to BitCoins; GSS to be rechristened goodshowsir.co.gi. 😉

  33. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Wood 22—actually he did, but only with his grad students.

  34. MisterBob Says:

    I’m pretty sure Neveryona is Marks & Spencer’s replacement for Per Una.

  35. Francis Boyle Says:

    George Clooney’s plan for a paparazzi-free honeymoon had just two flaws.

  36. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “How do you keep your loins girdled, Thongor? What keeps your thong from falling off?”
    “Buns of steel, m’lady… buns of steel!”

  37. THX 1139 Says:

    Does the “R” stand for “Ride-up”?

  38. fred Says:

    Does the “R” stand for “Rearward”?

  39. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “But Hunkbutt, why won’t you let me have a go at those steely, girdled loins?”

    “Because, as M’Lady must know, I don’t swing that way. So I will be beside you, but neveronya.”

  40. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Delany likes big butts, he can not lie…

    I’d ask where he sticks that big sword when he’s not holding it at half mast (I don’t see a scabbard) but the possible replies worry me.

    @B. Chiclitz: five stars.

  41. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I can’t take my eyes off dat ass either. So round, so firm, so fully packed. Lifted and separated and presented to the unwary book shopper.

    I hope that guy, gay or not, is into bondage. Else a (reptile?) leather thong is just too cruel. And all those other leather straps!

    @BC: GSS!

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