Mar 01

Hey aren't you Dr Robert Asten from Quincy M.E.? Click for full image

Lauren Comments: Thought you might like to compare another version of this timeless tale of a dentist bravely going where no man has gone before. Namely, into an alien mouth full of yuk caused by a lack of dental hygiene.
Published 1985

Previous ‘Prostho Plus’ Cover Here
And… Sorry it took two years to post this!

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: 5.93 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “Prostho Plus”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    If the dentistry doesn’t work out he can always go back to cleaning windows.

  2. Phil Says:

    New Prostho Plus, cuts straight to the heart of the pain. And washes dishes whiter.

    I like the alien’s ladder, but don’t like to think where either of these creatures has been putting their thermometers.

    I also suspect that SOME part(s) of that alien need to be sheeped – there some suspicious bumps in the chestal region, and some curious danglies in the nethers. S/he also looks as if s/he has just won the Betelgeuse Knobbly Knee Competition 2057.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    The real yuk is at the bottom of the picture. Is that his dental assistant? Are the dentist and his assistant holding drill bits in their hands? Does the assistant have its feet on backwards? Thanks doc, I’m ready for some gas now.

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    To quote the Chuckle Brothers: ‘from me! to you!’

  5. FearofMusic Says:

    Ha! Ah haHa! Thank you whacky cover for saving me from purchasing another less than clever bit of smarm and wit! Now if it was a Xanth book, well, need I say more? Thanks young Harvey Korman!

  6. Rags Says:

    So what does the S stand for in Pier S Anthony? Wait a minute……(looks closer at ghetto font selection)

  7. Jaouad Says:

    The S is for Xanth.

  8. fred Says:

    Freaky. Just started re-reading the first 3 Apprentice Adept books last night. Makes me wonder what Rowena Morrill would have done with this cover.
    Why aren’t the ‘h’ and ‘o’ in Anthony getting all cuddly wuddly like the ‘h’ and ‘o’ in Prostho?

  9. David Cowie Says:

    Font Problems.

  10. Ruth Says:

    I didn’t know Robert Goulet was a dentist. Hmm.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Will a mild-mannered specialist in rectal dysfunction make it in the high-powered gas emissions of galactic taco restaurants?

  12. Jeffrey B Foster Says:

    Holy smokes! I used to have this one.

  13. Tom Noir Says:

    What drove Piers Anthony to write a novel about sci fi dentistry? Was he perhaps trying to woo an attractive dental hygienist? Or was he just hopped up on laughing gas?

  14. anon Says:

    @THX 1138: No need. I think he’s got it covered. That’s about the amount of equipment they always want to cram in my mouth. The assistant looks the part too.

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