Friday, September 30, 2011

Paperback 461: Imposed Rebellion / James Williams (Fabian Z-127)

Paperback 461: Fabian Z-127 (PBO, 1959)

Title: Imposed Rebellion
Author: James Williams
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $55


Best things about this cover:
  • Bill had told Bess that he was far too old to enjoy a game of "got-your-nose!" but Bess would not be denied.
  • The right hand says "passions" but the left hand says "stabby."
  • I don't mean to be judgmental, but ... those really aren't appropriate swamp-trysting shoes.
  • "I said, 'Watch me pull a quarter out of your ear!?' Why won't you hold still and let me play my games, Bill!?"
  • Possibly the worst title every conceived by humankind.


Best things about this back cover:
  • Wow, they really don't want to tell us about this book.
  • "Sergeant ... Sergeant ... the camera's over here, Sergeant."
  • As this graphic suggests, Sergeant Williams is from Mirror-Image Nevada, which can be found in the alternate universe that also contains "Okinowa."

Page 123~

The joke was a little over Duce's head, but he laughed loud and long. Leola took a sip of her drink and crossed her legs. She had heard some of the best. She cut Duce off.

Such were the mad antics at the Strange Name Support Group.


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John Flanagan said...

I didn't know Kandinsky crossed over to the pulp industry.

Deb said...

The back cover is like the first draft of an Alexander Calder mobile: "Hmmmm, no, better cut out the picture and add a few more pink lines and yellow circles."

Titus Groan said...
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Titus Groan said...

Please see


L. said...

I was kind of thinking along the same lines as Titus, but if anyone is a zombie, it's that too, too white Bess Gordon. No wonder that poor man has such a look of horror on his face.

The code of the South is Thou Shalt Not Eat Thy Neighbor's brains. Thy neighbor's pig's brains, yeah. But not thy neighbor's.

Pat said...

Cross gender and interracial swamp wrestling has always been frowned on.

Kyle Katz said...

Wait is this the same girl from "Long Time No Leola"? She gets around.