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Jan 28

After escaping from Captain T-Rex... Nessy made her way to Scotland!Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: The smirk on this fellow’s face says, “Underneath this desk, I’m not wearing trousers.” Because when you’re a dinosaur sea-captain with a fancy sash, who’s going to make you?
Published 1992

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: 8.64 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “Far-Seer”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “OK, which one of youse guys put ink on the eyepiece?”

  2. RachelJ Says:

    So Earth has some sister-planet where dinosaurs survived and developed a civilisation without feeling the need to undergo any physical evolution whatever?

  3. Derek Says:

    How’s he going to get that telescope up to his eye when he only has tiny little arms?

  4. RachelJ Says:

    @Derek. Exactly. If this cover does bear any resemblance to the book’s contents, maybe that’s only a partial quote up there, and the original is something like:

    “Sawyer’s as good at world building as he is at telling an exciting, satisfying story- terrible!”

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Again, an artist who can’t figure out how to connect necks to heads…*sigh*

  6. fred Says:

    Interesting chart, nothing but circles within circles.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    His chart seems to be a plank of wood, which may be handy if you’re sailing to Jupiter’s moons. If, like most dinosaurs, his vocabulary consists mainly of ‘Raaarr’, he might well be a pirate.
    Because pirate dinosaurs in space is so much cooler than just dinosaurs in space.

  8. SI Says:

    Though being an excellent far-seer… when he forgets his reading glasses he has to improvise!

  9. Phil Says:

    We can all be far-seers if we have a telescope. But how would he manage with binoculars?

  10. Adam Roberts Says:

    That’s my favourite bit in any Italian Restaurant — when the T-Rex waiter comes over with the gigantic pepper-grinder.

  11. drlemaster Says:

    This cover is exhibit B for my thesis that most sci-if/fantasy works can be improved by search-and-replacing the work “dragon” with “flying space t-rex”. Exhibit A is http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2012/07/the-second-experiment/ . Admittedly this t-rex has to use a boat to fly through space, but I believe the argument still stands.

  12. Babbletrish Says:

    Ah, the cover art for the Quintaglio Ascension Trilogy. I feel like the illustrator was given no more than a tiny notecard describing what happens in each book.

  13. RachelJ Says:

    I wonder if Captain Rex here could also be related to Battledragon, as well as the star of “The Second Experiment”?

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2012/05/dragon-ultimate

  14. Phil Says:

    …and here he is in his younger days, back in the ’80s: http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2012/04/make-way-for-dragons/

  15. Greg M. Says:

    All their maps have “Here There Be Apes” in locales not yet explored…

  16. HappyBookwyrm Says:

    Capt. T-Rex just looks so pleased with his life, here in a world “where the age of the dinosaurs never ended.” Maybe it’s because he has more fingers than your average dinosaur? Or maybe he’s thought of a funny joke to tell First Mate Plesiosaurus when he comes back from his swim on the far left of the cover.

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