Jan 07

Lady... either help me kill this space crocodile or cover yourself up with a Space Sheep!Click for slightly larger image

Frank Comments: Remember that blue girl from The Ballad of Beta 2? She really gets around!
Published 1973

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “King of Argent”

  1. Phil Says:

    Tasteful smoke? Conveniently located nebula perhaps.

    Anyone see which way John T. Phillifent?

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The golden gent with the buttocks for a forehead is in some kind of symbiotic relationship with the sequin salamander there. He uses his spear to gently clean the salamander’s teeth and eats the particles of food extracted thereby. Isn’t biology just the most wonderful of sciences?

  3. fred Says:

    Checkers, chess, who cares. On Argent pawns can become kings.

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    Presumably the staff is The Rod of Argent? You can hold your head up high reading this one on the bus.

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    Dude is made of gold and he can’t afford to buy a decent hair piece?

    It looks like an octopus is trying to swallow his forehead.

  6. Ae7flux Says:

    Someone should tell Golden Guy about the dangers of keeping your privates in the cloud.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    This planet makes it’s own rules! Pawns are crowned. Crowns are pawned. Prawns are cowed. Cows are pwned. Paws are claws. Crows cawed. And scowls are frowned upon.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Oh my,” she murmurs, “that is an impressive . . . rocket.”

  9. drlemaster Says:

    I am not exactly sure what the planet is doing, but it is good to see a planet being so proactive.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    What makes this blurb so colossally stupid, is that it was so obviously written by someone who thought it was very clever.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Blurb, simplified:
    “This planet didn’t know how to play chess.”

  12. SFRuminations Says:

    RT @GoodShowSir: New Book Cover: King of Argent

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Ah-ha! Now we know how Hunt the Space-Witch caught her case of rocket crotch!

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    King of Argent? That’d be Russ Ballard. So maybe blue-chick ought to hold her head up.

    Is this Mr Tomorrow again? That can’t be the King of Argent on the cover, as ‘argent’ is heraldry-speak for ‘silver’, not gold.

  15. HappyBookwyrm Says:

    Is he supposed to be fighting that creature? If so, he doesn’t look very interested in doing it. I’ve seen people more excited about hoeing a row of potatoes.

  16. SeriesFive Says:

    Shouldn’t he be the King of Aurum? Why the heck Argent(um)?

  17. Jeff Vader Says:

    Pawn to planet.
    Pawn takes crown.

    Check mate.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Diaper by Mandelbrot.

  19. THX 1138 Says:

    “Curse these sherbet underpants!”

  20. Bibliomancer Says:

    @THX 1138 – Belated Good Show Sir tip-of-the-hat-for #4

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer, THX 1138—yes, and Rod Argent takes us into the world of psychedelic rock and hints at what was perhaps the artist’s unconscious thought trail, since I knew that rocket (and a hint of that hair) looked familiar. Can’t imagine where the man comes from, though.

  22. GSS noob Says:

    Dude’s hair and the blurb are, well… considering the election…

  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Agent of Kring’ would be much more catchy.

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