May 20

The thing about Scottish Terrier People... a bit gropey...Click for full image

Piper Comments: Coughed-up hairball or sad attempt at a wookiee?
Published 1984

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: 7.39 out of 10)

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35 Responses to “The Girl from the Emeraline Island”

  1. FeàrofMüsic Says:

    Oh my God! Put some pants on that thing! Really now, what’s with the…oh, I see. Red shirt. He’ll not last long when they beam down to the Emeraldine Isle.

  2. Phil Says:

    Beam Me Up, Scottie (Dog).

    I like that he has a claw hammer on his utility belt. I don’t like her sombrero.That won’t protect her in the most forbidden zone of all.

  3. Nixorbo Says:

    … Jenna Louise Coleman?

  4. FeàrofMüsic Says:

    @Phil: That’s not a sombrero, she has the baby from The Fall of Hyperion strapped to her back. Oddly faced ScottieDog is trying to warn her of an approaching spiky beast, but she is too busy practicing being coy to notice.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    She’s looking at us as if to say ‘how do I unsubscribe from E-Harmony?’

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    “Of course I can talk, all cartoon characters who wear at least one item of clothing can!”

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    This looks to me like a gritty, sci-fi ‘reimagining’ of Winnie-the-Pooh.

  8. Phil Says:

    @FearofMusic: well spotted! Speaking of which, have y’all seen the strange half-human figure emerging from the ground just above Scottie’s paw, by the lady’s face? Spooky.

    And what about the dagger in her left hand. More is going on that meets the eye.

    Any how DO you pronounce Emeraline? What’s wrong with “emerald”?

  9. ecthroi Says:

    …This is the LAST time you hump my leg you no-good son-of-a-….

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    Stab that faux wookie. You go girl.

  11. Tom Hering Says:

    White-furred wolf-humanoid: “Don’t let me catch you down on the ground like that again, young lady! Not to go on all fours, that is the law – on the emeraline island of Dr. Moreau!”

  12. fred Says:

    The wookie seems to be making a valiant attempt to reach her gools, but depth perception seems to be a problem.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Phil 8: isn’t that a Face Rock? Cousin of the Face Tree on Planet B? I think it is, I think it is.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Her thought bubble (only old people like me will remember this):

    “A handshake instead of a kiss. What’s wrong with me anyway.”

    Voiceover: “Maybe it’s your breath.”

    Actually, maybe it’s HIS breath. A dog breath variation, you know . . . .

  15. Phil Says:

    @ B.Chiclitz: Distant relative of the Shroud Face of Turin? I think so, I think so.

  16. NGpm Says:

    @ Tom Hering: I love the author’s comment, “This was not the book I intended to write.” Then he proceeds to have an imaginary conversation with his character … wow.

    Perhaps this wasn’t the cover the artist had intended to paint either.

  17. Brian Says:

    This could be a cover for Anne of Green Gables, if Anne had lived in a barren desert and owned a labradoodle.

  18. Tom Hering Says:

    @ NGpm, and the author admits the best result of his book’s publication was his life-long mate seeking him out. So he pretty much admits he wrote the book just to get chicks. Which is pretty much confirmed by the fact that this is his only book, i.e., he quit writing after he scored.

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Give us a feel, Christina Robin!’

    ‘Heavens, no.’

    ‘Ooh, bother!’

  20. Juaaul Says:

    This is the most stupid thing I’ve ever seen. Anyone wearing a pry-bar on their belt would have the other end up.

  21. Don Hilliard Says:

    @17: It’s the font for the author’s name that does it.

    Are You There, God? It’s Me, Chewie.

  22. Tat Wood Says:

    @Nixorbo: Walkies, you clever boy.

  23. Rags Says:

    How Chewie got his groove back!

  24. Rags Says:

    There is alot of glowy-ting going on at the top of the book, but I think i can make out what is written there….

    “To reach her goals, Ellia had broken all the rules….Then she trespassed on the most forbidden zone of all, the furry zone!!”

  25. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Speaking of the top of the book, the logo/emblem in the top right corner resembles one of Marcel Duchamp’s rotoreliefs. If you spin the book around real fast, it’ll create an illusion of depth. Wonder if that would work for the novel itself?

  26. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    It looks like the artist gave into his kid’s whining.

    “Ok, ok. If you shutup you can draw the Wookie-Jedi!”

  27. HappyBookwyrm Says:

    #3: My goodness! That does look like Jenna Louise Colman! I think she is turning to the camera to say, “Seriously? My next line is ‘Help me, TerrierMan!’? Can I have my role on Doctor Who back?”

  28. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It’s the dirty secret of publishing: Sneaking a known face onto a cover (without permission), in the hope of luring fans…

    Consider how many crappy books, comic books, games etc. have covers showing a character who looks suspiciously like Arnold Schwarzenegger but not quite enough to warrant a lawsuit…

  29. The Tag Wizard Says:

    Linda Benson went one better than that and drew JLC two years before she was born. What devilish publisher time-wizardry is this?!

  30. Rachel J Says:

    Maybe that’s what “Vestiges of Time” is about? “They crossed the timelines of the future to draw the cover art of the present”…

  31. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Rachel J, you win. Best crossover comment EVAH.

  32. Tom Noir Says:

    Sadly, this was the only installment of the short lived ‘Little House on the Wookie’ series.

  33. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tom Noir: sadly no – the first ten minutes of the Star Wars Holiday Special is Big Brother Kashyyyk.

  34. anon Says:

    “Okay, I want the lovechild of Chewie and Winnie the Pooh and a girl with a look of resigned disappointment on her face.”

  35. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    From the blurb: In earth’s provincial culture after the interstellar war women were to marry young, bear sons, and obey their husbands…

    There you go, then, it’s her bear son.

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