Oct 15

Great... now as well as carrying his sweaty ass around I have an over excited naked women... FML...Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: I’m still going through this in my head but surely we can have a man carrying away his damsel on a large fluffy cat beast… beast…bea…breasts! That’s it! Just make sure to have breasts on there too!
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: 7.59 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Nomads of Gor”

  1. SI Says:

    And there we see… the dominant male… taking his prize… a hunky warrior and a naked women. The cat beasts of Gor will honour him in song.

  2. Phil Says:

    The Nomads of Gor Blimey.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Background: the Nothing of Gor

  4. Jaouad Says:

    Right at the tail end of the Arnold Böcklin font revival, I see. One year before they staked it and buried it in unhallowed ground.

  5. Phil Says:

    Is it just me, or are some comments running off into the right-hand margin of the page these days on GOOD SHOW, SIR?

    I use Firefox, but I have also been viewing the site on IE8. And on more than one computer, now I come to think of it.

    Problem with the template, perhaps?

  6. Yoss Says:

    I suppose it’s just a wicked case of foreshortening, but they seem to have misplaced the back half of their steed.

    (The comments are running off the page for me too. Also Firefox)

  7. GSS Admin Says:

    @Phil & Yoss – Update to a plugin that decided to take over the comment section. Switched it off now!

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Template problem fixed
    just as I had come up with
    a Haiku on it.

    @Jaouad: sadly, that Bocklin look is still all the rage in boutiques and hairdressers in Northamptonshire. So’s John Norman.

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    Does Tiddles only have two legs? There’s a cult of people who take the Gor novels VERY seriously, maybe not so much covers like this.

  10. Phil Says:

    Thanks, GSS Admin, for fixing that glitch. Some of the comments were even funnier with words missing off the edge of the screen!

  11. David Cowie Says:

    What is going on with naked damsel’s legs?
    It looks like there’s some sort of … insertion between them.

    And I bet John Norman was so proud when he was shown this cover, and saw that GOR was about ten times larger than his name.

  12. drlemaster Says:

    Didn’t the Gorians have some multilegged thing they rode around on (stolen from ERB Martians, I guess). So Tiddles might actually be missing several legs. Perhaps the artist went “Wait, this cat-thing is supposed to have like 6 more legs? Eff it, I”m done.”

  13. Adam Roberts Says:

    My favourite John Norman novel is the one where his warriors and naked women sit around discussing Kierkegaardian philosophy. It’s called Either/Gor.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Did you know that many Goreans live in Darlington, UK?

    But of course, the more accurate title “Nomads Of Darlington” doesn’t sound as butch as “Nomads Of Gor”…

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If you give this book to a lady who likes cats, in the mistaken belief that it has anything to do with cats, she’ll never speak to you again.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Other alternate titles:






  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Surprisingly, no one has made the obvious pun before, so the duty falls on me:


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  19. David Cowie Says:

    Regarding AR Yngve’s comment #15: but if that lady does want to speak to you again … RUN AWAY.

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Incredibly enough, someone went and made a Gor movie (or several??) — which also made for a hilarious episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000!

    MST3K “Outlaw Of Gor”:

  21. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The nomads seem to keep their cats well groomed.

  22. anon Says:

    “Gor.” “Gor.” A nice woody sound. “Gor.”

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