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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #105 on: January 31, 2012, 11:20:56 PM »
I also adore covers when they get the sizing of the font wrong - cos dra-gon on two separate lines looks so bloody good!  And in the future dragons will fire lazer beams out of their mouths! Dr Evil would be chuffed.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #106 on: February 01, 2012, 04:23:15 AM »
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!



I better not show that to my wife, she'll want a teddy that looks just like that one.
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« Reply #107 on: February 01, 2012, 10:34:05 AM »
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!




Lol...wow. Nothing beats a teddy bear Napoleon.

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« Reply #108 on: February 02, 2012, 12:24:39 AM »
What stands out most for me from this thread is that most of these books are by very fine authors.  Just goes to show... um, something.

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« Reply #109 on: February 02, 2012, 02:35:34 AM »
What stands out most for me from this thread is that most of these books are by very fine authors.  Just goes to show... um, something.

That covers nowadays are so much better?

Cos,well, they are?


'course, we'll look back in twenty years and say 'OMG what crap!'
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #110 on: February 02, 2012, 08:35:34 AM »
What stands out most for me from this thread is that most of these books are by very fine authors.  Just goes to show... um, something.

That covers nowadays are so much better?

Cos,well, they are?


'course, we'll look back in twenty years and say 'OMG what crap!'

Covers today are boring and generic
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #111 on: February 02, 2012, 12:53:23 PM »
What stands out most for me from this thread is that most of these books are by very fine authors.  Just goes to show... um, something.

That covers nowadays are so much better?

Cos,well, they are?


'course, we'll look back in twenty years and say 'OMG what crap!'

Covers today are boring and generic

I agree.  There are some really good ones, but most of them are pretty much the same.  Maybe you should resurrect the awesome book cover thread too. ;)

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« Reply #112 on: February 02, 2012, 02:26:36 PM »
Even as a kid, I knew this was a horrible book cover. Luckily, the story made up for it.



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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #113 on: February 02, 2012, 09:03:41 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!



I better not show that to my wife, she'll want a teddy that looks just like that one.

To be fair, the Hokas are described in the book as looking like teddy bears. That's kind of the point, even the Napoleon thing.

It might be bad from a marketing standpoint, but it does (fairly accurately; I don't think they had horses, but they might have had human poinies)r epresent the book.

I should give the Hoka stories another spin and see of the Suck Angel has gotten to them in the intervening years....
Terrible victim of Dunning-Kruger.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #114 on: February 02, 2012, 09:53:46 PM »
What stands out most for me from this thread is that most of these books are by very fine authors.  Just goes to show... um, something.

That covers nowadays are so much better?

Cos,well, they are?


'course, we'll look back in twenty years and say 'OMG what crap!'

Covers today are boring and generic
You could have a point there, hound. I wonder if 20 - 30 years from now people will look back and ask 'What's with the hooded guy?'
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #115 on: February 04, 2012, 11:20:23 AM »
I'm guess that this is a prequel written just for the French market where Harry, Ron and Hermione go back in time and join the crew of the Mayflower?


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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #116 on: February 05, 2012, 11:34:14 AM »
Rand fights the Shadow with a light sabre?

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #117 on: February 05, 2012, 11:35:43 AM »
Wheel of Time meets Little House on the Prairie


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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #118 on: February 05, 2012, 11:37:29 AM »
Can't even begin to fathom what scene from the book this is supposed to be....

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #119 on: February 05, 2012, 11:39:04 AM »
Rand's chest is expanding at such a rate that all the buttons are popping off his shirt


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