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Oct 20

This maybe the wrong time, and I may be a goblin. But would you go out with me?Click for full image

What we shouldn’t have is something like ships exploding covering most of the front cover as some four armed goblins fire a cannon. And some blonde women holding her gun as she surveys the scene. Then the title and authors in huge fonts! THEN quotes from reviews just in case we think it’s not busy enough! That’s what we shouldn’t have guys. Right, guys? …Right?

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: 8.74 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “March to the Stars”

  1. SI Says:

    Man my camera is so bad… I love the way it focused more on the packet of Monster Munch in the background.

  2. CSA Says:

    It looks like you’ve eaten the Monster Munch and then proceeded to be sick onto the book cover.

    haven’t had a Weber in a while, he never fails to impress.

    Sucks to be John Ringo, i bet he did all the work too

  3. Roses Says:

    I have no doubt that the Monster Munches were far more tasteful than this cover.

    CSA’s right, this just looks like pavement pizza on a book.

    So, who’s the blonde chick? And what is she doing with the demon look-a-likes?

    Are they preparing the pyrotechnicks for an upcoming celebration?

    Did they find out Si was getting a round in?

  4. SI Says:

    Hey… What are you suggesting?

    So that’s two barcardi breezers and how many pints of Tenants?

  5. Cara Powers Says:

    My eyes are bleeding. I can’t even focus on anything in this cover.

  6. CSA Says:

    hehe Cara, that’s pretty much what i said about the last Weber book we had (which is better than this one i think)

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2009/03/we-few-webber/#comments

    He seems to favour the four armed dudes

  7. Adam Roberts Says:

    Any chance the author’s middle names are ‘Paul Georgean’?

  8. Roses Says:

    Si, I’m not a teenager (thank god).

    Red wine, Merlot if there’s a choice. Failing that, a pint of Magners thanks.

    Quite frankly, if today’s cover is going to be as bad as this one, perhaps I’ll just have to go for the hard stuff – vodka.

  9. SI Says:

    Alright… I’m sure if we ever are bored enough to have an epic Good Show Sir drink-up, I’ll make sure to buy you a nice Merlot!

    And I’d prepare yourself… I have a bottle of whisky by my side…. 😉

  10. JustinLeego Says:

    Ha ha, all those quotes are from booksellers’ trade publications.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Superb storytelling! Can we please have that – for a change?”

    “This is as good as Military SF gets! If you know what I mean and I think you do.”

    “Weber and Ringo Excel! Yes, their books are as formulaic as if they wrote it on a spreadsheet.”

  12. Rachel J Says:

    I wonder if this is a sequel to “March to the Sea”? http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2013/07/march-to-the-sea

  13. Rachel J Says:

    Answers self: Yep. Not only that, but the series runs thus:
    #1. March Upcountry.
    #2. March to the Sea.
    #3. March to the Stars.
    #4. We Few. (Nowhere left to march?)

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Q: How do you march to the stars?
    A: In very long strides.

    BA-DA-BUM

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Should have been titled
    GOOSE-STEPPING TO THE STARS.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    You would not believe your eyes
    If ten million fireflies
    Lit up John Ringo’s masterpiece
    ‘Cause they’d fill the open air
    Be garish everywhere
    A strange and chesty blonde would just stand and stare

    I’d like to make myself believe
    That four armed men are evil
    It’s hard to say it’s worth the price for Baen when the cover’s drek
    ‘Cause it might not relate to what’s inside!

  17. anon Says:

    “David Weber, march to the stars.
    John Ringo”

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    Sequel to ‘April to the B-List Celebs’

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s the sequel to ‘April to the B-List Celebs’

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