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Offline Jeni

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #90 on: January 27, 2012, 11:53:08 PM »
It's not Pug, it's Toyah. As for why she has a tarot card? It's a mystery.

heehee....maybe the card is the clue she has been searching for??

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« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2012, 02:43:00 AM »
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Offline ChrisMB

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« Reply #92 on: January 28, 2012, 04:24:56 PM »


ALL HE WANTS IS TO BE LOVED!!!!

The sad thing is, that in today's market that alien would be the sympathetic tragic misunderstood character, and the human with the raygun would be the villain shooting our defenseless hero whilst in the middle of tickling his lady-friend.

Offline Nyki Blatchley

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #93 on: January 28, 2012, 10:50:31 PM »
But what exactly is she wearing?  :-\

Offline Francis Knight

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« Reply #94 on: January 29, 2012, 02:17:15 AM »
Two tea cups and a chemise
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Offline AnneLyle

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #95 on: January 29, 2012, 08:37:14 AM »
They look like very large limpets to me - but I would agree re the chemise.
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Offline Gandledore

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« Reply #96 on: January 29, 2012, 09:27:42 AM »
I like a lot of these!

Offline Nyki Blatchley

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« Reply #97 on: January 29, 2012, 04:48:58 PM »
They look like very large limpets to me - but I would agree re the chemise.

Yes, more like limpets than tea-cups.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #98 on: January 29, 2012, 05:33:13 PM »


I bet an original of this is worth a fortune now.  And this is pure kitsch, I love it!
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #99 on: January 31, 2012, 04:22:11 PM »
I'm allowed to be confused by this, right?

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #100 on: January 31, 2012, 04:29:03 PM »
I'm allowed to be confused by this, right?



It's not confusing.  The thunder god is riding his evil cat and chasing after the good guys (bad guys?) who are trying to escape in their airplane/space ship/helicopter, while being dive bombed by an eagle.  And I'm thinking the cat is going to catch them.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #101 on: January 31, 2012, 04:31:37 PM »
I'm allowed to be confused by this, right?



It's not confusing.  The thunder god is riding his evil cat and chasing after the good guys (bad guys?) who are trying to escape in their airplane/space ship/helicopter, while being dive bombed by an eagle.  And I'm thinking the cat is going to catch them.

Oh, it all makes so much sense now, thanks! ;)
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #102 on: January 31, 2012, 10:48:21 PM »
They look like very large limpets to me - but I would agree re the chemise.
Maybe they're giant alien limpets.
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« Reply #103 on: January 31, 2012, 10:57:01 PM »
If this thread has taught me anything, and it's debatable whether I ever learn in the first place, it's that I miss the kitchen sink approach to SF&F book covers.

'Dammit, Bob, I don't care that the book is a sober meditation on the destructive power of nuclear weaponry* and it doesn't have helicopter-planes, Graeco-Roman gods, eagles or giant cats in it, I want to see them on the cover. The kids eat that shit up.'

* Note: I do not know what this book is about. If it is about giant kitties, helicopter-planes, thunder gods and eagles, though, I wants it.
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #104 on: January 31, 2012, 11:13:42 PM »
I knew Mom was lying when she said she gave away my childhood teddy to a charity shop!  He is riding the galaxies on a magical horse!


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