Date: 2018-11-25 06:48 pm (UTC)
jessie_c: Me in my floppy hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] jessie_c
She looks terribly uncomfortable in that pose.

Date: 2018-11-25 07:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sylvanwitch
That is...quite the cover...

Date: 2018-11-25 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
A challenge to cosplayers.

Date: 2018-11-26 02:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dragoness_e
Vintage Frazetta, from the look of it. He was a better artist than most of the writers were writers of the books that his paintings were put on.

Date: 2018-11-25 08:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sartorias
That poor woman on the cover, obviously suffering severe bowel issues.

Date: 2018-11-25 10:44 pm (UTC)
jessie_c: Me in my floppy hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] jessie_c
The consequences of yesterday's food poisoning are about to happen, she has absolutely no privacy and nothing to go on but this giant snake.

Date: 2018-11-25 11:01 pm (UTC)
sartorias: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sartorias
And the metal undies two sizes too small are NOT helping matters.

Date: 2018-11-25 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sethsellis
I know what it looks like she's doing, but what did Frazetta think she was doing?

Anyway, it's going to be quite a shock when she realises the snake is there.

Date: 2018-11-25 09:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sethsellis
Now there's a mental image I did not need first thing in the morning.

Date: 2018-11-26 03:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
One should avoid eating at the Atlantean version of Taco Bell.

Date: 2018-11-25 09:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] agoodwinsmith
I *think* she is in the process of standing up from a crouch and flinging her hair back. Can we assume she has vanquished the snake thing - or is it a pet. I suspect it doesn't appear in the book. :)

Date: 2018-11-26 03:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nelc
but what did Frazetta think she was doing?


Posing? Frazetta worked from models, didn't he? Even in the age of photography, posing is a thing unto itself, not necessarily having anything much to do with naturalistic appearance.
Edited Date: 2018-11-26 03:17 am (UTC)

Date: 2018-11-25 09:39 pm (UTC)
dwight_benjamin_thieme: My daughter Ellen in her debut as Rusty from Footloose (Default)
From: [personal profile] dwight_benjamin_thieme
A retelling of Judith and Holofernes in the best pulp tradition then.
Edited Date: 2018-11-25 09:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2018-11-25 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I was thinking "I've heard that story before." Except for the half reptile guy - who may be a product of egg-laying, but not of a single sex species. Although... some critters are flexible in that area.

And the people on John Carter's Mars lay eggs, too, I think?

Robert Carnegie

Date: 2018-11-26 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Yep. In spite of the women having breasts: with Gaskell, Howard, and Burroughs we have a triumvirate of lunatic world-builders.

Date: 2018-11-26 10:39 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Yeah, I think I got that from the review. On second thought, I am perhaps being a bit unfair lumping Gaskell and Howard together with Edgar Rice Burroughs: when it came to insane world-building details, he was in a bit of a class of his own. (His first Pellucidar book is a particularly rich vein of WTF).

Date: 2018-11-28 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
Burroughs had to make up all the insane world building clichés.

Date: 2018-11-25 10:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] philrm
Number 1 of a Series
I notice it doesn't say what it's a series of.

Date: 2018-11-26 03:31 am (UTC)
jessie_c: Me in my floppy hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] jessie_c
Judging from the review, unfortunate events.

Date: 2018-11-26 05:53 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Re: Footnote 1, if they ever get reprinted as ebooks, I am committing to pay for reviews of Laurie J. Marks's *Children of Triad* series. It's a world with multiple intelligent species- there's the Mer that are aquatic, the Aerie that are arboreal, and the Walkers that are humans. Well, I thought they were humans, because I started with Book 3. I believed it was a stand-alone novel; each book in the trilogy has a different protagonist so it wasn't super confusing... until the pregnant protagonist laid an egg.

--
Nathan H.

Date: 2018-11-26 12:19 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I've been told that Jane Gaskell (whom I met briefly at the 1978 UK Eastercon) became hyper-reclusive, cutting off all links with former friends and publishers. No one interested in reissuing the Atlan books has been able to make contact.

David Langford

Date: 2018-11-26 04:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ffutures
It’s also bonkers to choose someone raised in isolation and ignorance to handle a difficult task on which their nation’s fate depends. In fact, it’s completely unreasonable.

Wonder Woman would disagree, I think!

I must admit that when you mentioned things chafing my first thoughts did go to the brass bikini...

BTW, I tried to comment on the review page and it kept giving me error messages. Apologies if this is old news.

Date: 2018-11-27 08:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] timgueugen
Zerd? Not a very convincing name for a bad guy. On the other hand I've thought in the past it would be interesting to see a scene in a science fiction piece where the Earth characters point out that the uniforms worn by the brutal enforcers on So and So would be laughed at on Earth.

Date: 2018-11-28 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The Atlan series is either four or five books depending on which edition you're reading; the original version was four, but some editions split the original The Serpent into two books, The Serpent and The Dragon.

And Zerd is a perfect example of a common romance novel trope: the leading man who's moody, remote, and rather dislikeable, but the heroine is attracted to him anyway out of a sense that he just needs the right woman to touch his heart. See also: Wuthering Heights.

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