Jun 01

Will you be wanting wings or horn today sir?Click for full image

MisterBOB’s Art Direction: OK, Girls like Horses! Lets just put two horse’s /unicorns in suggestive poses, with the usual purple colours and oh make one of them glow! And wings, gotta have wings!
Published 1987

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: 6.96 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “The Unicorn Quest”

  1. Smith Says:

    Even unicorns like redi-brek!

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    I’ve heard of jumping the shark, but hurdling the unicorn?

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    An epic saga of adventure and romance,
    of strange sights and stranger creatures,
    in a magic world.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Russian scientists believe that these creatures were born in Chernobyl.

  5. Phil Says:

    I say, I say, I say. What do you get if you cross a pegasus with a unicorn?

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    “He had a horn. She had wings. Theirs was a forbidden romance, but let no man say them neigh!”

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “An epic saga of adventure and romance,
    of strange sights and stranger creatures,
    in a magic world.”

    You mean the unicorns and flying horses on the covers were not reassuring enough? Man, these readers are so neurotic!

  8. Amy Campbell Says:

    Hm… I might still read it.

  9. Zycrow Says:

    Given that the stranger worlds of GSS involve centaurs with smaller centaurs for arms, I would judge The Unicorn Quest’s so-called magic world about as strange as Cleveland.

  10. SI Says:

    I love the little dome at the top of the book with the lovely rock garden. The picture isn’t so bad but the boarders on this book put all other boarders to shame!

    Magical creatures often meet to show off their powers. Here we see the unicorn displaying her Bonnie Tyler Bright Eyes moves πŸ˜€

  11. fred Says:

    If a strange sight includes a stranger creature would that kick the sight up to the strangerer level of strangeness?

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    So, uh, there’s a unicorn or two in this book then?

    (You can NEVER know with SF/F books.)

  13. Dalton H. Says:

    Pegasus or Unicorn? It’s so hard to choose one!

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The Unicorn Quest? I guess Pegasus went on a quest to find a mate, but it looks like his tastes ventured into the exotic. I don’t think that the other Pegasi would approve.

  15. Claire Says:

    I own this AND I bought it because sparkly unicorns. In my defence I was about 13 I think. (Edit: ok 14!)

  16. RachelJ Says:

    I hope our beloved J.R. Asimov will include sparkly unicorns in his next #1 international bestseller. Maybe Space Sheep could have a tragic love affair with one?

    And remember to describe it as an EPIC SAGA. I mean any fool can write an epic or a saga, but both at once- that’s really something

  17. anon Says:

    @Phil: A unisys.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @anon: no, that’s when you cross a Burrows and a Sperry. πŸ˜‰

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Let’s mix it up a bit:

    “An epic romance of saga and adventure,
    of strange magic and stranger sights,
    in a creature world.”

    β€œAn epic creature of sight and magic,
    of strange worlds and stranger romance,
    in an adventure saga.”

    β€œAn epic world of magic and adventure,
    of strange sagas and stranger sights,
    in a creature romance.”

  20. anon Says:

    @A.R.Yngve: I want to try one too:
    β€œAn epic stranger of sights and romance,
    of a strange creature and magic sagas,
    in Adventure World.”

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Nice! πŸ™‚

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘No means no’ and ‘yes means yes’, Peggy, so listen up: if she tries to impale you on her horn, that means she’s not interested. Go flap off and find another filly.

  23. anon Says:

    @Dead Stuff With Big Teeth: Isn’t the interpretation of trying-to-impale-with-the-horn thing gender-specific?

  24. Anna T. Says:

    @Anti-Sceptic: I was going to use that same joke about Pegasus having found a new girlfriend, but you used it first.

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