Oct 26

Why do you think I'm grumpy! All this thing does is pick up that gorillas ear wax!Click for full image

Radiano Comments: The Lathe of Heaven – the touching story of a man in toga cranially wired with King Kong.
Published 1983

Many thanks to Radiano!

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: 8.65 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “The Lathe of Heaven”

  1. Parker Says:

    He does not look like a happy man. Maybe he is angry his machine doesn’t work.

  2. Tom Noir Says:

    “I’m telling ya Bob, Death Star-shaped earbuds are gonna be big! Like King Kong!”

  3. Justin Leego Says:

    This book is about what happens when Apple decide to upgrade the pack-in earbuds that come with iOS products.

  4. Evad Says:

    So the “G” in 3G network stands for Gorilla.

  5. SI Says:

    Very good Evad 😉 you win!!

  6. NGpm Says:

    Paging Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius you are wanted in Post-Op.

    Get your wires off me you — never mind.

  7. Nix Says:

    Before Orr started dreaming, _The Lathe of Heaven_ was different (specifically, he was a gorilla whose dreams altered reality).

  8. Radiano Says:

    Just for completeness: the publisher of this book is Editrice Nord.

  9. Tiziano Cremonini Says:

    Hi, I’m Tiziano Cremonini 🙂
    I made this cover when I was very young (Art/Design student).
    Yes, this is not the best piece I did 😀
    Now I am 50: I see this illustration and think it’s terrible!
    However, I think is very useful to pay attention to critics to increase the quality of artwork. Now I hope my art is better than this one…

    Best Wishes

  10. Tiziano Cremonini Says:

    If you want see a selection of my recent illustrations:

  11. Joy Says:

    Just to clarify: It’s been a few years since I read The Lathe of Heaven… there’s not actually a gorilla in the book, is there?

    Ooooh… Maybe he saw it on the cover of some sci-fi/fantasy book in that weird bookstore he visits?!

  12. Justin Leego Says:

    Hi Tiziano, welcome to Good Show Sir! Thanks for the link to your portfolio – do you still do hand-painted work or is it mostly CG these days?

  13. Tiziano Cremonini Says:

    Hi Justin, now I work mostly with 3D or digital painting, but the last page of my portfolio contains some illustrations hand-painted. Actually I’m working also in packaging, drawing plants and fruits with airbrush or aquarell.

    About this cover: when I was a student, I submitted my first drawings to some publisher (I was also a sci-fi reader). Editrice Nord decided to adapt my artwork to this romance. It was not a commission!


  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Cover recycled from the movie poster for THEY SAVED KING KONG’S BRAIN.

  15. Tom Noir Says:

    I am glad to know that this was a pre-existing piece of art adapted into a cover and that there wasn’t an artist that said “Okay, this Ursula K. LeGuin book is PRETTY good, but it really needs a gorilla and a circuit board!”

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I don’t care what the advertising says, I don’t trust this new “GoogleBrain” gadget.

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