Jan 28

A number four on the upper right three, a six mixed into nine on the...Click for full image

Art Direction: Screw this! It’s a light hearted novel about a space dentist. Lets just give them exactly that. I mean, what could go wrong?
Published 1974

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: 6.22 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Prostho Plus”

  1. Weirdmage Says:

    This cover is just so wrong.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    I’ve heard of being down in the mouth but this is… eh, yeah…

  3. SI Says:

    Wait a second, that’s a compass! You’re no dentist! You’re a mathematician! Guards!

  4. Van Says:

    Assuming that’s attempting to depict the scene I think it is, that mouth is actually far, far too small

  5. Porky Says:

    I’ve developed a sudden and strong interest in this book. It might be silly, but it’s a great concept and great cover – potential accuracy notwithstanding – and I’m sure a lot could be done with the idea; I want to know what has been!

  6. Phil Says:

    The title rates highly on the “how am I supposed to pronounce that?” scale.

    The artwork also falls into that special genre of “scenes that might be in deep space, or might be underwater, we just aren’t sure”.

    At first, I though the man’s left hand was resting on a lower incisor. Then I saw the shadow of his hand, and realised he is free-floating. Either way, I think he should get out of their before it’s too late.

  7. SeriesFive Says:

    Millenium Falcon comes to mind…

  8. Evad Says:

    Someone isn’t flossing.

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    They do say that dentistry is one of the most stressful professions.

  10. Jennifer Says:

    I have this book, but the cover is different. I feel cheated.

  11. Amy Says:

    I sorta like it…

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    You don’t know how lucky you are, folks!
    Can you imagine what the cover would look like if the content had matched the title?

    “PROSTHO PLUS: Cosmic Prostate Examiner”

  13. Phil Says:

    Prostho Plus: gets to the heart of the pain. Fast.

  14. NGpm Says:

    True terror struck deep to the core of our hero when he realized that it wasn’t a chunk of gristle causing the beast’s pain but rather another space dentist wedged between two bicuspids.

  15. David Cowie Says:

    I read this from the library.

    In the Gollancz hardback with the plain yellow cover.

  16. Dalton H. Says:

    I just have to know if its a crocodile or an alligator, Frank! Where’s my protractor?

  17. Clark Farley Says:

    I’m with Jennifer in that I read the book, back in the day and the cover (of the copy I had) was not nearly as cool…
    Piers Anthony wrote of ton of books that seemed to be excuses for the author to do research on a ridiculously wide variety of topics, sos he could crank out a book every 6 months or so…

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Is it safe?”

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Sorry…every time I read it, I read it as ‘Potato Plus”…the color of them choppers doesn’t help one bit…

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Paraplegic Pictures Presents:
    FANTASTIC VOYAGE II: The Quest To Save McCain’s Molars
    in spectacular 3-D

  21. Simon Says:

    Those are bloody big teeth for such a small hole. Assuming that’s a mouth that is.

  22. SI Says:

    @Simon – Just suggesting, if you ever find a bodily hole that has teeth and isn’t a mouth, I suggest it’s time to run!

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    But wait — what’s that ominous wail, coming from the depths of that hideous mouth? Could it be — Good God, please don’t let it be…



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