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MisterBOB Comments: Astronauts and furry alien return from a fishing trip, without a fish.
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: 8.07 out of 10)

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28 Responses to “A Lion on Tharthee”

  1. Phil Says:

    A whaling trip, more like: Tharthee blows!

  2. Tom Noir Says:

    A quick check showed them that the Kremlin spires on their spacecraft were still intact.

  3. Michael Toland Says:

    The little green guy seems to be saying, “Heeeeyyy! Whassup?”

  4. Mike G. Says:

    He only wrote 2 books, _Saturnalia_, and this one, which is a sequel to _Saturnalia_.

    Both good books – too bad he didn’t write more…

    It is a very 80’s SF cover, though, I agree 🙂

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s the Alien Fonz: “Ayyy…!” (cue wild audience applause and whooping until he signals for abrupt silence).

  6. SI Says:

    “Darling… that alien has a third ear.. can’t I use the toilet on another planet?”

  7. fred Says:

    How does that hair fit in that helmet?

  8. David Cowie Says:

    Little green guy has six fingers.
    I suspect that the author never said the title out loud until it was too late to change. Tharthee. Tharthee. Tharthee.

  9. Ian Says:

    Two Lion (Lyon) titles in a row… Is this a theme week?

  10. chuffmunky Says:

    can we start a new tag for ‘failiens’? lol

  11. Adam Roberts Says:

    Life begins at Tharthee.

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Reading the title makes me wonder if Daffy Duck makes an appearance…

  13. Phil Says:


  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Look, it’s Björk!

  15. Ian Says:

    Maybe that is a misprint… “A Lion on Tharthee” might have really been “Alien on Tharthee”…

  16. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Damn that alien’s got tiny hands.

  17. Tim Says:

    At least we know the answer to “Whatever happened to Kristy MacNichol?”

  18. Rags Says:

    17!!! I counted 17 fingers on this cover!

  19. Rags Says:

    Candice Bergen on Thhartee!!

  20. Dave Says:

    Beast Boy?

  21. Bibliomancer Says:

    Jazz Hands!

  22. Tag Wizard Says:

    Thanks B! Tag sweep done.

  23. Stevie T Says:

    “Look! A lion, thar, thee!”

    By the way, your new random cover button is evil. Can’t…stop…clicking on it…just…one more time…!

  24. anon Says:

    Alien: “So, I stole and attached to myself a human arm. What’s the big deal? The kid was this big.”
    Man: “Come on, we have to get you out of here before the crowd notices.”
    Woman: “Get on with it. I see a cop over there.”

  25. GSS noob Says:

    Either Benedict Cummerbund there has his helmet on needlessly, or Kristy McNichol from the late 70’s is about to die.

    Either way, green guy doesn’t care. He’th not Tharthee.

  26. fred Says:

    Larry Niven won’t read, he’ll just enjoy looking at the future Baen covers?

  27. Bruce A Munro Says:

    He’s got twelve fingers, four ears, and, although you can’t see it, three penises.

  28. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred: Larry did always have an eye for the ladies, so the average cover of theirs would be right up his alley.

    @Bruce: No wonder he looks so smug.

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