Oct 22

Bet this was written before Piers discovered the internet!Click for full image

Don W Comments: On its face, a rather plain cover. Note however the Rob-Liefeld-esque disregard for reasonable anatomy, as well as the source of the cover quote.
Published 2002

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: 7.50 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Prawnucopia”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    I’m guessing the mind is not all that will be wickedly sprained – er, stretched.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Piers likes his ladies to have no inhibitions … and no elbows!

    Check the bylaws of the SFWA. I’m not sure if the author is allowed to write his own cover blurb. That’s what Publishers Weakly is for.

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    “In France, our angel-wings are ALL made out of croissants …”

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    Dear Piers Anthony,
    Using a gilded fantasy font does not disguise the fact that you named your book PORNucopia, therefore precluding anyone from reading it on the bus ever.

    Yrs, etc.,
    -Tom Noir

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    The only thing on that cover that would make anyone think of buying it is him saying ‘this is not Xanth’.

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “This is not Xanth.” Phew! For a moment I thought we were goners!

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Be warned. This is not Xanth. This is XXXANTH, bitches!”

  9. dpn Says:

    My mind wickedly stretched by a perverted old man? I’ll pass.

  10. FeârofMûsic Says:

    Oh my what a clever and witty title! Now I wonder if Mr. Anthony knew that very name was used in the ’70’s by a mail order company in L. A. that sold Supers8 adult films through ads in the backs of’ adult magazines’. I guess great minds think alike.

    Myself, I think I shall round up a copy of this masterpiece, and then yes I will proudly read it on public transportation. With an open copy of ‘The Demolished Man’ placed discreetly on my lap. That should keep the seat next to me vacant.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    If her left hand is resting above her left knee, then that leg is completely detached from her body, giving rise to all sorts of imaginary scenarios.

  12. fred Says:

    The artist is into feet. Hands, not so much.

  13. Jaouad Says:

    Why is there a human figure sitting in somewhat less than masterfully rendered Flandrin pose on top of the ‘u’? Is that supposed to be an ümlaut? FëärOfMüsïc, enlighten us, please!

  14. FeârofMûsic Says:

    @Jaouad :That would be the rare and seldom utilized ‘poonlaut’. Seldom used by so called ‘respectable’ art directors. Hmmm. Strange it isn’t on display more here.

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Jaouad, @FoM — Ha Ha Ha! My guess was that mark was called an ‘ass-tricks’. Poonlaut it is.

  16. Lionrock Says:

    I must admit I think a book called Prawnutopia intrigues me more.

    But then I am so horribly jaded…

  17. Lionrock Says:

    @Jaouad @Bibliomancer @FoM – are you sure its not an XXXclamation mark?

  18. SI Says:

    Soon to become an HBO series…

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