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Because I'm bored... Has anyone got anything that can match this?
http://bp2.blogger.com/_hvV0JHPYX_I/R75WLcQFeBI/AAAAAAAAAT4/IeNUnDC6aKw/s400/the-proto-papers.jpg

James Morrison, Thursday, 28 February 2008 22:45 (twelve years ago) link

Nothing so exciting.

http://www.trashfiction.co.uk/black_in_time.jpg

'A black militant, a white supremacist, and a time-travel device tangle in a fight to rewrite history and eternity!'

woofwoofwoof, Thursday, 28 February 2008 23:05 (twelve years ago) link

I like Ballard 70s trash covers
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'A hideous Warning', with nipples.
What is that monkey's business with the albatross (or possibly gull)?

woofwoofwoof, Thursday, 28 February 2008 23:16 (twelve years ago) link

Here is another primate
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6527/743/1600/queenkong.jpg

woofwoofwoof, Thursday, 28 February 2008 23:24 (twelve years ago) link

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6405/456/1600/dracutwig.jpg

woofwoofwoof, Thursday, 28 February 2008 23:48 (twelve years ago) link

I know: I wish I had the magazine, just to work out what the hell led up to the scene pictured there.

Here's another be-nippled hideous warning:
http://bp2.blogger.com/_hvV0JHPYX_I/R56qwu9s7OI/AAAAAAAAARg/PNXaVQqH3Sk/s400/All+Fool%27s+Day+2.jpg

Same artist, I reckon.

James Morrison, Friday, 29 February 2008 00:56 (twelve years ago) link

Let's add a touch of class:
http://www.trashfiction.co.uk/sneed_flash.jpg

James Morrison, Friday, 29 February 2008 01:01 (twelve years ago) link

That High Rise cover is EXCELLENT.,0 I wish I had a poster of it.

Abbott, Friday, 29 February 2008 01:06 (twelve years ago) link

Weird fact of the day: woofwoofwoof's Ballard cover above is, I find, by Chris Foss, who did another Ballard cover...

http://www.ballardian.com/images/peck_waif.jpg

..and also illustrated the original 'Joy of Sex'.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/23/Joyofsezx.jpg

James Morrison, Friday, 29 February 2008 04:12 (twelve years ago) link

They should bring back Foss for Ballard. Miracles of Life: "The SHOCKING TRUE story of a CHILD PERVERTED by WAR" w/pic of feral urchin bayoneting Japanese soldier near some barbed wire & rubble. Naked female prisoner blank-eyed in the background.

Anyway, just to keep the great ape ratio high:
http://themidnightbell.com/tmb/image/coexpl2.jpg

woofwoofwoof, Friday, 29 February 2008 10:27 (twelve years ago) link

Okay...wtf is going on with that last book? Simply from cursory inspection of the cover I can tell that there must several things that are very wrong with it.

But anyway.
http://www.the-isb.com/images/YoungLustySluts.jpg

Stone Monkey, Friday, 29 February 2008 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.the-isb.com/images/SuckerForArabs.jpg

James Morrison, Sunday, 2 March 2008 22:48 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

http://www.trashfiction.co.uk/sneed_flash.jpg

"Bestselling author of SIR, YOU BASTARD"

I think that might the greatest book title I've ever heard. Seriously.

Pheeel, Monday, 24 March 2008 16:40 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.trashfiction.co.uk/sneed_sir_alt.jpg

James Morrison, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 22:14 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...

wtf??????

not bulimic, just a cat (James Morrison), Sunday, 31 July 2011 22:29 (nine years ago) link

that cover painting is a commission based on a concept from the author. which I guess makes more sense than the image already being out there in the world, waiting for the perfect book.

ogmor, Sunday, 31 July 2011 23:32 (nine years ago) link

i know zeroing in on any one aspect of that cover does disservice to all others, but i love how they've apocalypse now era brando'd his face in the illustration

sitcom neighbor (schlump), Sunday, 31 July 2011 23:35 (nine years ago) link

Sir, You Bastard is very good incidentally.

a more annuated ilx user (Ned Trifle II), Sunday, 31 July 2011 23:59 (nine years ago) link

A Highland Fling Romance
http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1179367491l/909644.jpg

a more annuated ilx user (Ned Trifle II), Monday, 1 August 2011 00:06 (nine years ago) link

Sir, You Bastard is very good incidentally.

really? there was a copy of it at my folks house (no idea who it belonged to originally) with that cover but i couldnt take it seriously to attempt reading it. im sure its long gone now.

Michael B, Monday, 1 August 2011 00:31 (nine years ago) link

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/6772/satanwasalesbian.jpg

Pheeel, Monday, 1 August 2011 00:37 (nine years ago) link

the '80s edition of concrete island is just as good

http://www.jgballard.ca/images/concrete_island/concrete-island-vintage1985_250.jpg

and so, so '80s

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Monday, 1 August 2011 01:55 (nine years ago) link

Sir, You Bastard is very good incidentally.

really? there was a copy of it at my folks house (no idea who it belonged to originally) with that cover but i couldnt take it seriously to attempt reading it. im sure its long gone now.

― Michael B, Monday, August 1, 2011 12:31 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark

If it's the NEL edition it's worth about a tenner (or more if in good nick). It's not high art obviously, it's hardboiled pulpy (and nothing wrong with that), but the characters are great comic book villains, corrupt, violent and amoral (and that's just the cops - boom boom!). G F Newman had some pretty out there opinions (see the stuff he wrote about the NHS) but his belief that crime benefits the police as much as criminals and that the police are just state sanctioned thugs is a good place to start a novel.

a more annuated ilx user (Ned Trifle II), Monday, 1 August 2011 08:46 (nine years ago) link

THE PROTO PAPERS is really piquing my curiosity, I can't find out anything about it - except it apparently has a similarly demented companion piece, with added nudity!

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/ciu/7d/48/4f66c27a02a04a0e6a55a110.L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

ledge, Monday, 1 August 2011 15:36 (nine years ago) link

Found two obits for Philip Oakes which describe him as "full of contradictions", a gentle poet and a hard-nosed journalist, but neither mention his foray into demented ape-sex thrillers. He did work with Desmond Morris though.

ledge, Monday, 1 August 2011 15:40 (nine years ago) link

good lord, ishmael reed

thomp, Monday, 1 August 2011 15:48 (nine years ago) link

A Proto Papers sequel? Verily, the world never stops delivering

not bulimic, just a cat (James Morrison), Monday, 1 August 2011 23:44 (nine years ago) link

ten months pass...

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/images/AC-1603-Fa.gif

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 01:42 (eight years ago) link

NickB, that is a picture of a known vector, (the ghost of) a flea.

Word of Wisdom Robots (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 22:25 (eight years ago) link

My friend who works in a bookstore posted this pic on facebook yesterday
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/484325_3418425544237_1325474376_n.jpg

Word of Wisdom Robots (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 22:26 (eight years ago) link

yikes!

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 23:31 (eight years ago) link

Reading this at the moment, love the cover:

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/30/64829526_4b9bbf025e_z.jpg

emil.y, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:12 (eight years ago) link

http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/429415.1020.A.jpg

This title has been my email address for probably 14 years.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:20 (eight years ago) link

built upon dope and vice

ogmor, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:28 (eight years ago) link

ten months pass...
six years pass...

that dog knows what you did

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 27 March 2020 22:34 (seven months ago) link


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