Nov 05

Don't worry my dear, if anyone comes within about a metre of me... I'll get 'em good!Click for full image

Ian Comments: We are the Guardians in Green Leaves. We’d chase you but we are rooted on the spot… on the ice…
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: 7.60 out of 10)

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31 Responses to “Sundrinker”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    That’s some halo the front one has. He must be like Supersaint — Megasaint.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “Down in the valley of the Jolly Green Giant!” Here, he’s turned nasty, and so’s the wife.

  3. Phil Says:

    I wouldn’t have taken these creatures for mammals, but the lady’s boobies suggest that I am wrong.

  4. fred Says:

    With kudos to the South Park crab people.

    Tree people. Tree people.
    Taste like bark. Talk like people.

  5. drlemaster Says:

    @Phil: I believe the botanical term is extrafloral nectaries.

  6. nanoalchemist Says:

    I’ve actually read this book. Been trying to remember WTF the title was, and google for “book with plant people in it” just was not working.

    And, there is a “sex” scene in it.

  7. Jaouad Says:

    This is what happens when Ents learn metalworking.

    (Yes, they walk! There’s footsteps… er, trunksteps… in the snow behind them.)

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    I embiggened the picture and it looks as if the foliage is a sort of leaf-anorak they wear over their brown scaly bodies. What exactly happened to Arcimboldo-guy’s left arm is a mystery. His wife thinks she’s Beyonce.

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    Their only weakness was… hedge clippers!

  10. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Yes, my name is Sun Drinker, and that’s my wife, Pea…um….Drinker.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Searching for his long lost homeland, he found only the enemy… and a challenge that would destroy his race.. or free it!

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Searching for his long lost homeland, he found only the enemy… and a challenge that would destroy his race.. or free it!

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Searching for his long lost homeland, he found only the enemy… and a challenge that would destroy his race.. or free it!

  14. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    I don’t know about all those leaves being clothing – their faces, hands, and forearms are all green and leafy.

    Some of the leafy stuff does look to be clothes… which is actually kind of disturbing, since they look to be the same basic shape as their own leaves, and aren’t brown like they fell off on their own. Do the glowy-eyed forest idiots (who keep their leaves even in winter, despite being deciduous) strip the still-living branches off their defeated victims, transplanting them onto their own bodies for added warmth (!? [Goddammit, scifi, make sense for once]) and sugar production while training their growth with stitches?

  15. Phil Says:

    Good points, Jerk of all Trades. Clearly these creatures must be tree-based equivalents of Ed Gein, wearing the flesh of others of their kind as clothing.

  16. Infoqueen Says:

    “It rubs the lotion on its leaves…”

  17. FearofMusic Says:

    The sword held by the male?(I dont see his stamen and refuse to look more closely for it) is a bit crooked. Otherwise a masterpiece.

  18. Herm Says:

    I don’t know; the texture of their stems says “chicken leg” to me, not “bark”…

  19. Tom Noir Says:

    Skin: made of leaves.
    Hair: made of leaves.
    Clothing: also leaves.
    Clothing fasteners: also leaves.

    Dear artist, they’re plant people, WE GET IT ALREADY.

  20. Anna T. Says:

    What strikes me as particularly odd is that plant people don’t have any particular business on a glacier. If plant people were to go to a glacier, they’d probably end up several different kinds of dead.

  21. Bruce A Munro Says:

    A plant person calling himself “sun drinker” is like a human calling himself “life eater.”

    I guess plant guy lost an arm to a menacing cow or something and now it’s growing back?

    @Anna T., wherever you may be: I don’t think that’s a glacier, there appear to be snow-covered trees in the background and also possibly the foreground?

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Half plant, half reptile, all stupid.

    With that giant sun so close, how does the snow and ice even last?

  23. fred Says:

    The rope must have come from the hemp people.

  24. JuanPaul Says:

    Leafy armor, while incurring a penalty to Armor Class, gives a bonus to movement which is neutralized by having tree roots for feet.

  25. Tat Wood Says:

    You’d think they’d at least dress up as evergreens. Unless there’s a whole stash of deciduous leaves kept in (ahem) mint condition back at base their clothing would go brown and fall off by lunchtime.

  26. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: I guess it’s another one of those covers taken through a zoom lens.

    @fred: a much more relaxed bunch of plant people.

  27. Tor Mented Says:

    So if you eat one of these people, are you a vegan, an omnivore or a cannibal?

  28. THX 1139 Says:

    @GSS xn: That’s not the sun, that’s an above view of a glass of Sunny Delight.

    @Tor: If they taste like chicken, you have a problem.

  29. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @THX: Of course! Now it (sort of) makes sense.

  30. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Yes, but what is the role of the Purple Stuff in all this?

  31. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Green and purple being opposite colors, I can only imagine Purple Stuff is what the front plant person has the sword drawn against.

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