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Oct 27

Nice sword, John.. bet you wish you'd brought your gun now, eh?Click for full image

Let’s have a man in a male skirt, or, say, a leather armour of sorts, stretching into the sky. We’ll have his companion lancing out with his hand just towards his crotch… Wait! This is Sci Fi? Lucky you told me. Uh, have them fighting aliens but keep the rest the same.

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 7.22 out of 10)
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12 Responses to “The Myriad”

  1. SI Says:

    Don’t think this one is really that bad. But some of the angles look a little… off…

  2. CSA Says:

    Its pretty cheesy though. Heroic poses and … male skirts…

    The dude with the skirt looks like he’s about to throw a left hook into the face of that unsuspecting alien.

  3. Adam Roberts Says:

    ‘Tour of the merrimack’? Doesn’t look very merry to me.

    I disagree with SI: I think this one does look bad. In fact, looking at it I made a noise a bit like ‘…meluch!!’

  4. SI Says:

    hahah touché!

    Yea ‘Tour of the Merrimack’ sounds like it could be a Gilbert and Sullivan to me.

  5. CSA Says:

    ‘…meluch!!’, haha thats brilliant, and unfortunate if reviewers didn’t like the book

  6. Philippa Says:

    They’ve got a monster LEGO brick behind them!

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    This is like an MC Escher drawing. So the guy is shooting towards his right, and even though he’s not looking he’s managed to hit… the far side of the monster? A lucky shot, but it’s all for naught as someone is about to clock him with a knife.

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    THRILL as our heroes HEROICALLY DEPRESSURISE THE SHIP with their unrestrained PASSION! :)

    I can’t figure out if those are wires that were ripped loose, or alien tentacles with their maws agape. ‘Uh…sorry to interrupt you boys…uh…ha-ha…you can go back to whatever it was you bum-love. Were doing. Sorry.’

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “You shoot that space ship with your gun, I’ll puncture that other ship out there with my sword!”

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Amazon.com made this suggestion when I searched for a used copy:

    “If you liked this book, maybe you’ll also like SANDALS AND LOINCLOTHS, SWEATY GLADIATORS, THE LEATHER-CLAD CENTURION and BIG SHINY SPEARS.”

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    To be fair to the swordsman, his companion seems to think that leather armor will protect him from space monsters.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If you liked THE MYRIAD, you might also like:
    -THE WHOLE LOT
    -THE MANY MANY MANY
    -THE BILLIONS AND BILLIONS
    -THE NOT SO FEW

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