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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #465 on: January 30, 2018, 03:39:12 AM »
Inkers-- if you email them to me I can prolly upload them for you.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #466 on: June 22, 2019, 06:27:56 PM »


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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #467 on: June 22, 2019, 07:14:42 PM »
  :o :o
*what* is that??
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #468 on: June 22, 2019, 07:47:16 PM »
  :o :o
*what* is that??

Spoiler for Hiden:
Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. Star-crossed lovers. When you consider all these plot points, it's pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn't write Mean Girls. But now fans can treat themselves to the epic drama--and heroic hilarity--of the classic teen comedy rendered with the wit, flair, and iambic pentameter of the Bard. Our heroine Cady disguises herself to infiltrate the conniving Plastics, falls for off-limits Aaron, struggles with her allegiance to newfound friends Damian and Janis, and stirs up age-old vendettas among the factions of her high school. Best-selling author Ian Doescher brings his signature Shakespearean wordsmithing to this cult classic beloved by generations of teen girls and other fans. Now, on the 15th anniversary of its release, Mean Girls is a recognized cultural phenomenon, and it's more than ready for an Elizabethan makeover.
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #469 on: June 23, 2019, 05:54:19 AM »
  :o :o
*what* is that??

Spoiler for Hiden:
Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. Star-crossed lovers. When you consider all these plot points, it's pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn't write Mean Girls. But now fans can treat themselves to the epic drama--and heroic hilarity--of the classic teen comedy rendered with the wit, flair, and iambic pentameter of the Bard. Our heroine Cady disguises herself to infiltrate the conniving Plastics, falls for off-limits Aaron, struggles with her allegiance to newfound friends Damian and Janis, and stirs up age-old vendettas among the factions of her high school. Best-selling author Ian Doescher brings his signature Shakespearean wordsmithing to this cult classic beloved by generations of teen girls and other fans. Now, on the 15th anniversary of its release, Mean Girls is a recognized cultural phenomenon, and it's more than ready for an Elizabethan makeover.

This was started as an entry for this month's writing contest, but since the author went a bit long he just turned it into a book instead.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #470 on: December 21, 2019, 08:55:24 AM »
Annd once again, audio books deface Scott Lynch's work with yet another horrid, yet laughable, I can't believe it's not from the eighties cover:



ETA: scratch that, her hair's not big enough for the eighties. Maybe I should have said 90s.

That is quite terrible.
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #471 on: December 21, 2019, 11:17:04 AM »
You necromancer!
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #472 on: January 16, 2020, 02:46:22 PM »
Come on, find some more 8)
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #473 on: January 16, 2020, 06:00:00 PM »


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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #474 on: January 16, 2020, 06:10:23 PM »
Not really sure what's happening here ...

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #475 on: January 17, 2020, 02:42:04 AM »
What I particularly like about the Gathering Storm cover is the coy way the artist has avoided having to deal with Rand's missing hand...

But what don't we like about the Gail Carriger cover? It looks adorable. Which, being a novella from an existing series of novels, I assume is the point.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #476 on: January 17, 2020, 07:56:06 AM »
It's the whole "people on covers" thing, I think.
And the old 'american vs. brit covers' debate - whenever I read any article on Tor.com about book lists or similar, where they include the book covers, I have to make a really huge effort to ignore the totally awful covers and think about the actual premise of the book, if it looks interesting enough to check if the brit cover is any better (if it's available here, then yes).
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #477 on: January 17, 2020, 09:52:12 AM »
You should judge a book by it's cover. That's the whole purpose of covers.

If publishers put wrong covers on books, they are completely failing at their job.
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #478 on: January 17, 2020, 11:43:40 PM »
It's the whole "people on covers" thing, I think.

I get this for a fantasy book, where any attempt to depict "photo-real" aspects of the book is likely to be super cheesy and cringe-worthy. (Though sometimes I really like them and think they're very effective - I think KA Doore's covers are fantastic, and based on photographs.) But for a romance title - which the Carriger clearly is - the "these are real people" element only enhances the book message to the target audience, surely.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #479 on: January 18, 2020, 08:59:44 AM »
And if you know Gail Carriger's books, the cover is always made with a wink. ;)
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