Sep 20

Look out dearest, here comes a man with better eyebrows than you.Click for full image

Clay Comments:This junior-high rendition of what seems to be a mad scientist and his platinum-haired babe along with their webbed victims has absolutely nothing to do with this book. Bryant is a very literary writer with a New Wave bent.
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: 5.80 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Among the Dead and Other Events Leading to the Apocalypse”

  1. Phil Says:

    Not much to say about this one, it’s just dull. The artist seems to have put a lot of effort into our hero’s left hand. If only he had drawn the wrong number of fingers, it might have turned into something interesting.

  2. Ian Says:

    I agree with Phil. I had to count the fingers on that hand, the pinky looks too long.

  3. Hep C Says:

    It’s Captain Picard!

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    “Wait – aren’t the cryogenics chambers supposed to be plugged in there?”

  5. Yoss Says:

    Same here. My eye immediately strayed to that hand with all the fingers too close to the same length.

    I like that tacked on addition to the title though. “and other Events Leading to the Apocalypse.” You can add it to almost anything.

    The Naked Sun… and other Events Leading to the Apocalypse
    The Second Experiment … and other Events Leading to the Apocalypse
    Cooking with Rachel Ray … and other Events Leading to the Apocalypse

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Yoss: Listening to Phil, Ian, THX and everyone else stare at that hand… and other Events Leading to the Apocalypse.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    She’s standing flat on the floor, he’s on an incline. An odd mismatch for so carefully-coordinated a pair. Maybe he’s skateboarding.
    (Dunno about Picard; he seems more like Locke from ‘Lost’, with a young Bette Davis in a Gabrielle-Drake-in-UFO wig).
    Let’s hope they didn’t use the same artist on ‘Cinnabar’.

  8. Phil Says:

    Picard? No, Stanley Holloway!

  9. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Lovey, is that killer onion still behind us? I can barely see from our last encounter.

  10. Sneaky Burrito Says:

    You *might* be able to interpret the look on his face as detecting a foul odor. Which there would certainly be, among the dead.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Among the Dead and Other Titles Being Both Pretentious and Overlong

  12. Herm Says:

    I’m just happy to see what looks like a middle-aged couple on a cover, instead of variously bulging nineteenies.

    Whatever they’re looking at, he seems more worried by it than she does. *searches for some kind of gender-based joke and fails to think of one*

  13. Book Wench Says:

    Apocalpse Meh

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘…they’re all dead!

    ‘Mm, rawther. Best get on with the apocalypse, then.’

  15. Ray P Says:

    Resembles the supporting cast of around half of the Jimmy Kirk Star Trek stories.

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    Running out of toilet paper while binge-watching Bake Off… and other events leading to the Apocalypse.

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The Dead are wrapped in aluminum foil and placed in baking tins for maximum cooking convenience.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: Eating all the cookies in the house and spending too much time on Facebook… and other events leading to the Apocalypse.

    I really expected the apocalypse to be much noisier, so this must not be it yet.

    My copy of “Cinnabar” is the first paperback edition (with the typo Ed hand-corrected when he signed it) and it’s got a cover that matches the text.

    Ed was the first real published author I ever met, and I still miss him. Last time I saw GRRM, we had an “absent friends” toast.

    Ah, for the days we were young and thin, and one of us wasn’t worth ridiculous amounts of money.

  19. Stevie T Says:

    Ah, so it’s a guide to current events, then.

    @Tat: never thought I’d see the day that I got excited when my roommate came home from a shopping foray and announced that she found toilet paper….

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Can’t even find those novelty rolls, especially the ones with a certain orange-ish face decorating each sheet. Never more reason than now to use those.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Doing to him what he’s doing to us.

    I read today that in a very very few cases, people with a low viral load of Covid can have mostly digestive symptoms. What a bad time for that!

  22. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—By the way—you and the whole GSS posse—stay intact everyone. Let’s make sure we all observe safe cyber distancing!

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