Jan 08

Space Lemur wasn't impressed by the laser show!Click for full image

Joachim Comments: How a lemur snared some bling. A rollicking space adventure.
Published 1999

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: 7.77 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Rings”

  1. SeriesFive Says:

    Strange, I don’t remember Gollum being so furry.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    I don’t think that will fit his finger. Expensive hula hoop, maybe?

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    If I saw a huge, fabulous spider go by, yes, I would look like that as well!

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Wait, is it a ring, or is it a harness?

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Space Lemur or no, that is one strange foot.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Cirque du Soleil tribute to Tolkien!

  7. Phil Says:

    Rings. No one answers. Hangs up. Shrugs.

    Quartet of books by Charles L Harness.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    If this is a reprint of ‘The Ring of Ritornel’ then cobwebs as a tool of harupsication are somewhere in the mix. Don’t remember a bush-baby, though. Not a ring-tailed lemur, unless the ring-tail’s gone solo.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    Lemme see



    Printed 1999, has indeed got ‘Ritornel’ and three others. A long-sought-after compilation of out-of-print and never-published ‘widescreen baroque’ ((c) Brian Aldiss) from NESFA press.

    Who appear to have been traumatised by watching ‘Animal Magic’ with Johnnie Morris in 1974.

    God knows, I was.

  10. SFRuminations Says:

    RT @GoodShowSir: New Book Cover: Rings

  11. Kripslod Says:

    A few years back I worked in a nature centre that had a few resident bush babies. They were generally good matured, but if you came in at night and suddenly turned on lights, that was a different story.

    We had this one strange occurrence when old Jimmy Bob Swagglesworth came in about 11:00 PM (after a little after work lubrication) wanting to retrieve his cell phone─he was always leaving it lying around the place.

    When he switched on the light in the primate area, a strange sound suddenly emanated from the bush baby enclosure. Jimmy Bob swears it was a shrill little voice screaming out, “The light it burns our eyes, Precious! Fluorescent Lights, we hate thee forever!” Then a gibbon hit him upside the head with a load of poop.

    Well anyway he said it really happened and we have his barber’s word on the poop incident.

    I’ll get me coat

    Actually, I think I’ll get Dead Stuff With Big Teeth’s coat. It has more interesting things in the pockets.

  12. SI Says:

    Technically… should it not be called Ring?

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Kripslod: THAT’S NOT MY COAT.

    What, er, what exactly is it that Carlito syrichta holds so tightly in its grasp?

  14. HappyBookwyrm Says:

    It looks like the illustrator just took off his wedding ring and copied it into the picture…then added a pseudo-lemur mascot and a rainbow web. (Wow, you just never know what sentences you’re going to need when you comment on this blog.)

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Publisher to artist: “I want a rainbow spider web to be the centre piece of this book…and throw in something cute…and something shiny. That’ll sell!”

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Amazing that you can publish a book in 1999, and make it look like it came out in 1979.

  17. anon Says:

    One ring to rule them all and to a space spider web to bind them..

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Is this the book version of that ultra-creepy Japanese horror movie where unsuspecting people put on a cursed ring, and then they get a weird phone call, and then a mute black-haired ghost crawls out of the ring and the wearer dies of fright…?

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