Oct 09

Damn it... this one is more of a moaner...Click for full image

Frank Comments: Cover art by Gino D’Achille. Who I note wasn’t afraid to paint a lady warrior with a bit of convexity where her tummy should be. I approve!
Published 1978

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: 6.75 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Pursuit of the Screamer”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Are we supposed to guess which one’s the screamer? Also, wasn’t the author the cop in Top Cat?

  2. Smith Says:

    Doesn’t seem very sporting shooting an arrow into that sabretooth from such close range. Especially when it’s looking the other way. Although maybe that’s the best way to hunt sabretooth cats when you’re dressed for a ball at the Playboy Mansion.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    How could such a skimpy dress shove her right mammary into her armpit?

    Notice the position of the sabretooth’s canines. It CANNOT close its mouth without damaging its jaw and teeth!

  4. Jaouad Says:

    Does she have three breasts?

    But wow, I read this a long, long time ago and I thought it amazing. Fantasy with SF elements. Don’t remember kitty though, unless it was one of the avatar-like beings. Back when avatars were not as commonplace.

  5. SI Says:

    I recently bought skyrim and I was appalled at the amount of suitable looking armour they have in the game.

    I want to adventure like this! In a loin cloth and cape! Epic!

  6. Seamyst Says:

    She may have a convex stomach, but she also has major cameltoe.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Not much of a pursuit, he’s behind you.
    All the time I was watching ‘Top Cat’ I never realised Officer Dibell’s first name was ‘Ansen’. Does Sabre-tooth talk like Duane Doberman?

  8. Yoss Says:

    Judging by how much those capes are blowing she must have some kind of weight sewed into the hem of her loincloth.

  9. fred Says:

    Sybil Danning?

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    “YOU shoot that sabertooth tiger in the head at point blank range, I’LL be over here stabbing this orange balloon with my knife!”

  11. Adam Roberts Says:

    He’s saying: ‘I should have brought my compact mini-shield instead of this one.’

  12. chuffmunky Says:

    if its cold enough to bring a cloak dear, it’s cold enough to wear some actual clothes.

    Although, apart from the slightly iffy tiger, this cover is pretty good!

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “High SF on a par with Norton and Bradley”

    The blurb needs an explanation:

    Back in 1978 there was a short-lived duo of stoner comedians named Norton & Bradley from Minnesota, who tried to be “the white Cheech & Chong.” And they wrote a near-forgotten SF novel about a pair of stoners (themselves, probably) who got abducted by aliens and taught them to smoke weed… hence the reference to “High SF”.

    Ain’t literary history fun? 😉

  14. Smith Says:

    I thought Norton & Bradley were a firm of estate agents.

  15. Phil Says:

    Wot, no ‘font problems’ tag? Look at the Ns in ANSEN. Look at the C in SCREAMER. Problems, problems, nothing but font problems.

  16. FearofMusic Says:

    This title begs to be published by the PlayboyBookClub. Tens of thousands of sadly misled teenage boys would have furtively purchased it, and then of course ben too ashamed to protest.

  17. FearofMusic Says:

    This title begs to be published by the PlayboyBookClub. Tens of thousands of sadly misled teenage boys would have furtively purchased it, and then of course been too ashamed to protest.

  18. FearofMusic Says:

    Unintended double post. Tried to correct my spelling. Not really that clever.

  19. AnnaT Says:

    Hunting sabre-toothed tigers in your swimsuit and opera cape – just what every practical-minded female warrior should consider!

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TW: how do you pursue a screamer? With an archery weapons tag!

  21. RachelJ Says:

    @AnnaT. I doubt practicality is the main concern of a female warrior whose idea of putting on a dress is to nail it to her pelvis.

  22. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @RachelJ—I think that’s Velcro®. It’s more science fiction-y.

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag Wizard—I never noticed it before, but I’m seeing more than a smatter of Smirky McSmug on this cover.

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