Jul 12

As proven in Teen Wolf, people with fur just love to party!Click for full image

MisterBob Comments: Words fail me!
Published 1992

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: 8.63 out of 10)

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37 Responses to “Changing Women”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “…and that’s why I was sacked from Kid Creole and the Coconuts.”

  2. SI Says:

    It’s good to see Mrs Bigfoot working again in the creative arts.

  3. Adam Roberts Says:

    What’s the difference between ‘non-predictable’ and ‘unpredictable’? I feel I may be missing a LeGuinian nuance.

  4. Smith Says:

    “… Yetis, tramps and thieves…”

  5. Smith Says:

    Because she’s worth it.

  6. Zycrow Says:

    A tale of puberty.

  7. Queen Khentkawes Says:

    Yeah, she likes to party hearty — she’s got those Christmas tree lights around her waist!

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    This ‘natural woman’ movement has gotten ridiculous. Someone teach this lady how to use a Schick!

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    On the back cover, it says:

    “Pull quotes…cobbled together…from…unrelated…sentences!”
    -Abraham Lincoln

  10. fred Says:

    Out, out, damned hyphens.

  11. jerk of all trades Says:

    Bigfoot left his bottled water and glo-sticks at home.

  12. jerk of all trades Says:

    Er, Bigfoot’s girlfriend, I mean.

  13. Phil Says:

    She’s undergoing a change, all right.

    The designer seems to be aiming for the world record for number of different fonts on a single cover.

  14. Dalton H. Says:


  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Shake, shake, shake…..Shake your booty….Shake your booty!

  16. fish Says:

    *That’s* Iron Man’s wife? No wonder she doesn’t show up in the movies. 😉

  17. Hep C Says:

    Some things might look interesting in a book… but that doesn’t mean they should also be on the cover. Especially so hideously executer. (Eleanor Arnason does include that kind of furry people in the book. But i bet they don’t look or act like that).

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Problem 1. Being the first in the conga line is always awkward.

    Problem 2. You lost a wrestling match with the Christmas tree and you weren’t earthed.

    Problem 3. You’re melting.

    The solution is NOT nonchalance.

  19. David Cowie Says:

    Ursula Le Guin’s name is almost as prominent as Eleanor Arnason’s.
    Do we have any covers here where the quote-source’s name is printed bigger than the name of the actual author?

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    A møøse once bit my sister…this is wät happened tø her next. No, realli!

  21. RachelJ Says:

    Hey! Tag Wizard! What happened to the “font problems” tag? This one *needs* it.

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Ironically, no iron is visible on this cover.

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    After seeing the concept cover for their next album, ABBA decided to change the title of the first track from “Dancing Yeti” to “Dancing Queen”.

  24. B. Chiclitz Says:

    With all those font issues I read it as:

    A Woman of the Iron People
    Part Two
    Clanging Women

  25. JuanPaul Says:

    Ursula Le Guin: “I don’t have time to write a blurb. Just come up with something and slap my name under it. No one will know the difference.”

  26. fred Says:

    Nice to see the old trope of the person walking toward you in blinding light giving you the heads up of a reveal of
    a) an I thought he was dead character (hero or villain)
    b) a little used but popular character (hero or villain)
    c) a character unseen until now but talked about in multiple episodes
    d) comic relief
    e) a name actor past their popularity
    f) a name actor recovering from ‘troubles’ and getting a paycheck from the producers
    g) a name singer who can’t act
    h) a cross-over episode with another series
    i) a testing the waters ep for a branch off series usually involving (e)
    j) Shatner

  27. Tor Mented Says:

    She’s a maniac, maniac is the word.
    And she’s dancing like she’s never danced be-furred.

  28. JuanPaul Says:

    If men want their Movember, then women get their No-Shave November.

  29. Francis Boyle Says:

    Sad to see a writer of Le Guin’s stature reduced to waiting tables.

  30. Bibliomancer Says:

    Chewbacca met his first wife at a Wookie-rave.

  31. Tor Mented Says:

    Captain American is walking on for his Iron People cameo. Stan Lee is probably the FedEx guy.

  32. Tat Wood Says:

    The day Bez was asked to leave the Happy Mondays.

  33. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor (27,31): you’re in quite good form today!

    I refuse to believe UKL used that much punctuation in something intended for publication.

    The current cover is altogether more dignified in both illustration and font:

  34. Tor Mented Says:

    Thanks, GSSxN.

    Aw, Ricky, I want to sing with your band at the Tropicana. Babalu aye!

  35. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Somehow, this cover makes me think of the old adage, “Spring Forward, Fall Back”.

  36. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: that hair means someone’s gotta lotta ‘splainin’ to do. Not the sort of fur coat one would expect.

  37. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Attn. @RachelJ and others:

    The mermaid conspiracy in YA continues!

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