Jan 24

My choice of weapons eh? I choose this sword, and this naked women! On guard!Click for full NON-HUMMINGBIRD WHALED image

Corey Comments: A naked woman on fire. Thanks Orson Scott Card.
Published 1979

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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33 Responses to “Hot Sleep”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Stop struggling, this is my attempt to create a new world! You gotta start somewhere!”

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Introducing HOT SLEEn, the man with the stance that never changes.

    What is that thing in the background? An accident between a meteor and a railway station? Some kind of musical instrument?

  3. Phil Says:

    Well the lady on the left is certainly hot. Ablaze, in fact. The artist must have a low opinion of himself, as our hero is treading on his name. And no TING! Every heroically wielded sword should have a TING!

    If this is what goes on in Worthing, I think I’ll retire to Eastbourne instead.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I shudder to think what the cover artist would’ve made of ENDER’S GAME…

    Editor: “No! For God’s sake, don’t paint the shower fight!!”

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Artist: “But I thought you wanted nudity…”

  6. SI Says:

    “What can I say… magical fire works great at being pants… doesn’t do bra’s though.”

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    I think this cover was a result of a bet with the artist: “There’s no WAY you can get them to let you put THREE half-naked chicks on the cover!”

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    re: the girl on the left

    Space herpes suck.

  9. Phil Says:

    I’ve just realised it’s not even “The Worthing Chronicles” (plural). That would sound historically important.

    It’s THE WORTHING CHRONICLE. Singular. Like a local newspaper. In West Sussex.

  10. fred Says:

    Is it twins and triplets, twins, twins, and single, twins, single, single, single, triplets, single, single? Singles twice and thrice? Cloning? Multiple generations? Time travel? Flash backs? Flash forwards? Mirrors?

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Whatever you do, do NOT hire this artist for the cover of HAMLET’S FATHER.

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    While the girl in the middle seems to be trying to cop a feel of the guy’s chest, while seeming to struggle, the guy in seems to be doing the same thing with her leg…”Mmm yes, mighty fine thighs you have here missy”.

    The burning girl looks to be somewhat anorexic. I guess she must “burn” a lot of calories ­čśŤ

  13. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    Hey, I just noticed this is the same artist who painted the much earlier

    Unfortunately all I can think of is:
    “He painted her nude!”
    He got better.”

  14. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    Actually, it looks like the same hero on that earlier book and this one, Hunky McCaptainkirk, only this one is more smoothly painted with better underlying anatomy.

    Nevertheless — Nghh. And I’m not sure I like the monochromatic colors, where his green pants and boots are all green and her pink outfit is all pink, etc.

  15. Robert Carnegie Says:

    Hey, below right, is that Flash Gordon and – um, I guess, that naughty princess who was Ming the Merciless’s daughter? Because Dale Arden WOULD NOT wear that.

  16. Tom Noir Says:

    I can never sleep when it’s hot. This is clearly one of those existentialist novels that explores the narrator’s deeply rooted psychological ennui.


  17. anon Says:

    “Hot sleep”, eh? Never heard that euphemism before.

  18. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Have I mentioned I am heterosexual today?”

  19. B.Chiclitz Says:

    Check out the bulge on the little guy and you’ll know why the girl saying “Is that a phaser in your pocket or are you just glad to see my new suit?”

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    People most likely read HOT SLEEP in a cold bed… if you know what I mean and I think you do.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Sleep so hot it brought down the web site. ­čÖü Welcome back!

  22. Francis Boyle Says:

    “Look over there – a design element that doesn’t suck”.

  23. Bibliomancer Says:

    I was expecting Flashback Friday: Technical Difficulties

  24. L.B. Says:

    Are they going to bed in a sauna or something with their Hot Sleep? Or maybe the nude woman’s going to bed on the cover – Coneheads-bed style.

  25. fred Says:

    A naked woman on fire. This looks like a job for…..THE FIRECLOWN!

  26. Anna T. Says:

    There’s a naked woman on fire . . . UNDERWATER. It is actually possible for fire to burn underwater, but only under certain conditions that I am quite certain are not present in this picture.

    Also, apparently all these people secretly have gills, or whatnot. Because, again, they are underwater.

  27. JuanPaul Says:

    She’s not on fire, she is stepping through a rift in the fabric of literary spacetime. Probably coming from the Piers Anthony dimension.

  28. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The book follows Jesus Whiteguy, also known as Jazz, who is a boy growing up on Jerusalem, the capitol planet of the Roman Empire. Jazz has “the virgin birth”, which is a genetic trait that allows for telepathy. The virgin birth is feared in the Roman Empire, so those who possess it are executed. After being found out as a virgin, Jazz tries to escape, which leads to his capture by Apostle Paul, who helps him rise to prominence as a space pilot. Eventually, Apostle sends Jesus away as the head of a Utah so that the virgin birth would become more widespread, but when his ship reaches the planet, he is attacked, and the memories of all but one of the three-hundred eleven colonists are destroyed and two-third of the colonist are killed or damaged beyond awakening. Jesus prevails, however, leading to the survival of the Utah, which he visits every several years, being on Heaven the rest of the time. Eventually, Apostle Paul comes and sees how Jesus has done, and after Paul leaves, Jesus takes his ship to the bottom of the ocean.

  29. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @BibliomancerÔÇöthank goodness I had Chinese GSS to turn to yesterday.

  30. Ray P Says:

    This could become a popular sport. Men sword-fight one-handed while carrying a bikini babe on their shoulders.

  31. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “I’m telling you, Biff, move your head. Now!”

  32. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I still want to know what is that thing in the background, but I suppose I really should relax.

  33. Tat Wood Says:

    Can’t say I’m wildly impressed by this ‘Elektra Woman and Dyna-Girl’ reboot.

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