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Tom Noir’s Art Direction: I brought in my favourite 90′s computer game. Just grab some stills from it and we’re good to go!
Published 2002

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: 8.60 out of 10)
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21 Responses to “Gust Front”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    His mum promised he’d grow into that spacesuit.

  2. rev Says:

    “I can’t spell marvellous!”
    - David Weber

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    Either that gun’s really made from toilet-roll middles and squeezy-bottles or Buzz Lightyear’s going to have a sprained wrist in a different way from most John Ringo fans’.

  4. Phil Says:

    “I can’t spell Webber!”
    - David Weber

  5. Phil Says:

    That guy’s Sontaran costume is none too convincing.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Ah! I’ve hit on a BRILLIANT way to recycle those McDonald’s food boxes. Fetch me an alligator, a turtle, and a lot of petroleum jelly.

  7. rev Says:

    That isn’t a gun. It’s a bar feed unit from an old 5/8″ Wickman multi-spindle.
    Is this book about intergalactic repetition engineering?

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    Busy, ludicrous cover art? Check. 3D title font? Check. John Ringo byline? Check. A pull quote from David Weber? Check.

    I can’t help but feel that the ‘Baen’ logo is a little redundant here.

  9. FeãrofMüsic Says:

    What, no Eric Flint? This must be a Chinese knockoff of a Baen book. You’re slipping Zhou Li.

  10. Tag Wizard Says:

    @rev, quite right, Gust Front is the first entry in a rebooted, Hollywood franchise-friendly reimagining of that famous pre-war play Trouble at Mill

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    I haven’t seen a spacesuit this ridiculous since:

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2011/11/gray-lensman/

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    The alligator’s popping his head through a wormhole and winking at us. Is this an oblique reference to a much better book’s cover? http://library.sdsu.edu/scua/new-notable/frank-kelly-freas-what-me-worry

  13. fred Says:

    ‘I’m your huckleberry.’

  14. Rags Says:

    Puny Earthling I am in need of a dentist and someone with a background in xenobiology. I seem to have sprouted teeth from my back.

  15. Rags Says:

    Diplomatic relations with Earth had stalled when the Alligatorians would break out into roarous laughter everytime the Humans showed up in their biosuits and oversized guns.

    Snarl: “Hey Snap-Trap check out the size of that ones gun…(giggling).”
    Snap-Trap: “har har, yes he is obvioulsy compensating for small cloaca opening.”
    Snarl: “How do Humans relieve themselves in those ridiculous suits?”
    Snap-Trap: “I heard they do it in their suits until they can no longer move due to smell and weight.”
    Snarl: “No, you must be kidding?”
    Snap-Trap: “I do not kid….”

    Cletus: “Hey what are you two leather heads going on aboot?”

    Snarl: “Uhh, nothing, nothing captain tin can….(snorts with laughter)”
    Snap-Trap: “Yes just admiring your gun, sure is big (giggles)…
    Snarl: (bursts out laughing)

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    FROG STUNT
    GUT FRONTS
    STUNG FORT
    SOFT GRUNT
    OFT GRUNTS
    TURF TONGS

    Frankly, I think the anagrams sound more manly than the real title!

  17. Osmod Says:

    Currently part of Baen’s free library.

    http://www.baenebooks.com/p-194-gust-front.aspx

    Or you could keep on judging a book by its cover…

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The little-known author Gust Front (pseudonym for M. Podznofsky) failed so badly with his debut novel JOHN RINGO, the two-fisted tale of Space Marine Lt. Ringo, that he retired from writing and became a full-time accountant.

  19. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    Hm, I thought the B-decs were taller than that. And the C-decs look a little too small. And why not have a Godking Posleen instead of a grunt?

  20. RachelJ Says:

    “Gust Front”? What kind of name is that? Surely there has been some mistake. This book is obviously “Attack of the Rockoids II: Revenge of the Rockogators”.

  21. Jaouad Says:

    @Osmod – We do not judge books. We judge covers.

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