Nov 30

Attack kitten attttaaaaaaaack!Click for full image

Raj’s Art Direction: Hmm, green, let’s go for a green rural idyll, with a giant green flying cat. Oh, and a woman in a green corset and very little else. In fact, make the woman riding the cat, while holding a sword. And that still leaves a little bit of space, why not fill it with a giant moon?
Published 1976

Many thanks to Raj!

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: 7.80 out of 10)

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28 Responses to “The Green Millennium”

  1. SI Says:

    ET SO ripped this cover off.

  2. cutmanmike Says:

    Is she riding the cat or trying to kill the poor thing? Vile woman, I would die for a green cat!

  3. Deborah Says:

    she’s obviously riding the cat because of her disability (who could actually walk with calves and feet so small in proportion to the rest of her?)

    the kitten looks quite calm, so I’d say they’re on good terms – perhaps she carries the sword to fight of the giant mice who fly down from the moon as it rises each night?

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Good heavens! That woman’s thighs! Her right must be a full third again as long as her left for it to be wrapping around that kittie’s neck. Then again, comparing her left arm with her right, maybe that’s not so unlikely.

    I don’t know why the difference between the fonts should bother me so, especially when usually I’m the last to notice such things. Perhaps it’s because “The Green Millennium” is the only part of the cover that isn’t green.

  5. Weirdmage Says:

    I bet this was an ordinary cover before Bruce Banner took the book with him to read while waiting for the gamma-bomb test.

  6. Phil Says:

    Wait a minute: that woman has cloven hooves!

    And is adopting the time-honored heroic stance of holding on to her kitty steed with one leg, rather than using both hands as you or I might consider more practical.

  7. Justin Leego Says:

    Strangest thing – the cloven-hooved rider doesn’t have green skin.

    How odd.

  8. Evad Says:

    Lady sports a tail.
    No wonder she rides a huge cat – couldn’t take two steps without tripping on the tail.

  9. Kathleen Says:

    a classic. I love this cover.
    Since it’s Fritz Leiber, I assume the cat is screwing the woman, whether she wants to or not.

  10. NGpm Says:

    Fritz Leiber didn’t live long enough to right the sequel: The Green Millennium Part 2: The Gray Mouser vs. The Green Kitty Rider.

    Is the cat flying? Couldn’t it get any more altitude? I mean, the cow was able to make it all the way over ….

  11. Adam Roberts Says:

    I asked my 9-year old daughter for her opinion on this cover. Her judgment: ‘it’s a bit random.’

    The prosecution rests, m’lud.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The cover illustrates the featured story “Guardian of the Giant Green Cosmic Cheese Vs. the Space Cat”.

  13. Pat Says:

    cutmanmike @2, would you dye for a green cat?

    I loved this book and it did have a green-haired alien woman and a green cat, I think. Not in those proportions, I thought. Justin Leego @7, the cat might be orange-skinned if you shaved it.

  14. Infoqueen Says:

    If the woman has hooves, why isn’t the cat riding *her*?

  15. Green Says:

    The font to ‘The Green Millennium looks like it was an afterthought.

    Editor 1:”Oh, crud, we forgot to get a special font for the title!”
    Editor 2: “Just paste something in. With that artwork, they won’t notice the title.”

  16. Elfi Says:

    cutmanmike: there are experiments with green fluorescent dye-tags in certain proteins… tie it to the right protein in tabby-patterned fur, and I bet you could do it…. give it five years, and it should be special-order-able from your average genetic research lab…

    (my dark-gray tabby is staring. Maybe the cat in the picture is a girl.)

  17. Fred Zimmerman Says:

    I think this one is not so bad. There’s something clear and strong about the composition. It does a better job than a lot of the others here on communicating one clear idea. It’s not the artist’s fault that the clear idea is “pale green.”

  18. Tom Noir Says:

    I’ll bet that woman is just happy that she found a giant flying kitten that matches her outfit!

  19. LaWanica Says:

    Is that Katy Perry?

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    On acid, you mean?

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Sky-legs tag? There’s at least four.

  22. Rev Says:

    I can’t vote on this. This is a work of art.
    Also, Fritz Lieber.

  23. anon Says:

    Darth Vader did it better.

  24. Anna T. Says:

    The big question is: Where’s the “anatomy problems” tag?

    And another: Was this for a modelling shoot, and therefore are the leg problems caused by bad Photoshop?

  25. Calyx Says:

    “Jeez – why can’t we take a taxi to the vets, like normal people?”

  26. Ryan Says:

    That is exactly the correct way to grip the sword.

  27. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Mars Cat and Horse Woman in the Quest for Cheezburger

  28. Emster Says:

    @Bruce – I see how your brain went from Green Star to Green Millennium… little people in really, really impractical outfits riding on oversized critters. Well, I’m glad it’s not just me…

    This looks like a collage art project that went wrong (as they often do). Background is kinda nifty, then there’s Awkward Zebra Barbie on Bored Green Kittah with Teenie Paws… just… doesn’t… quite… fit….

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