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Dec 10

Bring that body to me muahahahahah, and some berries mmm MMM!Click for full image

So this is the cover I came up with, what do you think? Tim? Paul? Guys? Did you like the inclusion of the berries, the half skull, and subtle heart monitoring line? The large glowing atom in a circle on the dudes head? I’ll take your silence as a yes.

Thanks to CSA!

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: 5.94 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “Disposable People”

  1. SI Says:

    I can’t quite decide on what scale of bad this is.

    It is very green. Not sure it’s horrific. But wouldn’t want to be caught in a public place reading that…. or would I.

  2. Adam Roberts Says:

    That’s no atom! It’s clearly the SLICED KUMQUAT OF DEATH!

  3. little mi Says:

    Oh…its an atom! I thought it was one of those head mirror things that doctors wear in cartoons.

    Do you think that the author being an M.D. makes it better? Perhaps all writers should put there proper job and qualifications on the cover of all their books so that we can judge them accordingly.

  4. James Lovegrove Says:

    “A medical catastrophe forces doctors and politicians into the ultimate conspiracy!” Because that can only happen in fiction.

  5. SI Says:

    James > It all depends on what the ultimate conspiracy is. I like to think it’s the one were the different parts of Einstein’s brain are communicating telepathically, trying to take over the world.

    It could just be the government is adding fluoride to the water though.

  6. Simon Says:

    I’m pretty sure the exposed side of his skull is quite a bit larger than the enfleshed (word?) side. But perhaps that’s what happens when you have an atom or a kumquat on your forehead.

    And the patient’s vital signs really have taken a turn for the worse, haven’t they? ‘Mrs Smith? It’s not good news. I’m afraid your husband hasn’t just flatlined, he’s fallen-out-the-bottom-of-the-monitor-lined. This may sound alarming and indeed unbelievable but this can happen in an SF novel.’

    I have to say that I quite like this cover. As a period piece. You know in the way that the returning aesthetic of the 1970s obliges you to pretend that you like lava lamps, formica sideboards and wallpaper with poo brown and wee yellow geometric designs.

  7. CSA Says:

    Yeah, i think i agree that yes its pretty bad, and certain aspects of it make little to no sense… but at the same time i think its retro enough looking that people might not pee themselves laughing at you if you were reading it in public. Kind of looks like a “the Prisoner” or “Logans Run” or “Soylent Green”.

    Simon: I have that wallpaper too! or wait… no, no actually i don’t… thank god.

  8. James Lovegrove Says:

    “Computer” font. I miss “computer” font. Nothing says crap 70s sci-fi TV like “computer” font. Let’s start a campaign to bring it back on book covers.

  9. Adam Roberts Says:

    I must say: computer font still looks futuristic to me. My future is mired in the past, I know.

  10. James Lovegrove Says:

    From now on, Adam, you should demand to have all your books typeset in “computer” font. So people can know how truly futuristic you are.

  11. SI Says:

    And as Little Mi suggested you need your full credentials!

    From now on I’m only buying books written by medical doctors or have at least 4 qualifications after there name.

  12. Mike Says:

    I`m actually reading this, and believe it or not, the book is not bad at all.

  13. SI Says:

    With credentials such as that I would expect the book to be good ;)

    The cover really isn’t that bad. The computer style text is pretty darn retro.

    So you obviously know what the ultimate conspiracy is! Is Hitler hiding in a UFO in Antarctica?

  14. Karl Says:

    Finally a book that covers the United States health care reform bill.

  15. CSA Says:

    haha very good

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I rather think that, on the left, that’s meant to be a ball-and-stick model of a DNA chain.

    And on the right, that looks like Edinburgh Castle.

    An American-style footy player and the Arch-Deacon of Bradford collaborate on a volume on modern-day slavery? Thank you, Wikipaedia, I never knew!

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