May 31

That is one wimpy-looking right arm.Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Not to be confused with Captain Flandry: Defender of the Terran Empire.  It’s just called “Flandry” on the title page. From the back cover: “Parts of this volume have been published separately as A Circus of Hells and The Rebel Worlds.”

Published 1993

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.81 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “Flandry”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Bender stares in shock as his lance shatters!

  2. Ray P Says:

    Matt Damon, Taylor Swift, and mutant ninja turtles to star.

  3. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “It’s my pleasure to pose for this portrait, dear lady, but I – really – must shoot this little blighter in the head!”

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    What really happened during Matt Houston’s missing time when he had been abducted by the space aliens.

  5. fred Says:

    The suns never set on the Terran Empire.
    C’mon BAEN. There is still enough room on this cover to have squeezed in a deep space fleet battle AND a sword fight.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Baen there, done that.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Flandry I love you, but we’ve only got fourteen hours to save the Earth.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    When Geraldo Rivera dreams . . . .

  9. Ikari Gendo Says:

    Flandry: Defender of the Waxed Mustache.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Looks like the little lizard guy in the back has frozen his tail off.

  11. Ray P Says:

    Has Bender a virgin alarm? Romancing the Princess Bride on the planet of space-newts.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    It must have been a horrible injury: the field-surgeon was forced to graft an eleven year old girl’s right arm on to replace the one Flandry lost, and accidentally stuck it six inches below the shoulder-socket.

  13. Ray P Says:

    How did he do such fantastic feats with such spindly arms?

  14. Anna T. Says:

    So a damsel and a bobblehead toy in Roman-ish armour pose for a photo . . . while monstrous humanoids with glowing red eyes roam the icefields.

    Sounds legit.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Magnum P.I., in a very special episode — injured and in hospital, Magnum imagines himself a space hero…

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    (With apologies to Hanna-Barbera)

    The most effectual Flandry!
    Who’s intellectual—
    Close friends get to call him just F.
    What that stands for, well you can guess.

    The indisputable leader of GSS.
    He’s a guy, he’s a spy, he’s got girls by the thigh
    He’s the most Sci-Fi,


    Yes, he’s a dude, he’s a king
    But above everything
    He’s a giant tool—

  17. Ray P Says:

    Which makes Higgins the robot and TC and Rick newts?

  18. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Flandry’s baby arm makes his weapon look bigger.

  19. Ray P Says:

    I wonder how he keeps it up. (The sense of wonder genre!)

  20. DaveM Says:

    Hercule Poirot, the early years!

  21. JuanPaul Says:

    I’ll tell ya, Jane, these sea monkeys really are amazing!

  22. HappyBookworm Says:

    What about Ensign Flandry? Don’t forget about him! A relation?

  23. Ray P Says:

    Ensign was Dominic’s rank before he began screwing his way to the top like Harry Flashman e.g. an adulterous affair with the wife of a rebellious Admiral in the Rebel Worlds.

  24. lctwice Says:

    Aternate ending to Big: Elizabeth Perkins breaks Zoltar out of the arcade, then persuades him to lose the goatee and take up the cause of the Terran Empire.

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