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JuanPaul Comments: Oh Baen, will you ever cease to amaze us?
Published 2008

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: 7.58 out of 10)
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21 Responses to “Exodus”

  1. RachelJ Says:

    The day Baen ceases to amaze us will be a sad day indeed… and as I type this, I realise that Devil Bikini Babe stands in front of a panorama of… squid ships…?

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    @RachelJ: ♫ We all live in a calamari submarine ♫

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    I don’t think even Cecil B. DeMille would have stood for this.

  4. fred Says:

    A raging battle in the background between Vincent Difate style submarines and giant shark eels would be perfect but who would notice it.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    BEHIND YOU!

    Adding to the oddness is the fact of her face looking like Gwen Taylor from ‘Rutland Weekend Television’.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    I bet she’s one of those touchy- feely people.

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    Tentacles on spaceships. Pure genius. Matt Jefferies, each your heart out.

    Oh, and boobs.

  8. MakkaPakka Says:

    Is her head the same shape as the hat? Or does it serve as a handy fish-food container?

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Sequel to The Shiva Option, prequel to The Cleavage Option.

  10. Raoul Says:

    No wonder these ladyfingers taste like fish sticks!

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    Why the “crossdressing alien” tag? She seems appropriately dressed — for a Baen cover.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Is the background outer space or underwater? I think the latter. It’s for sure BEHIND YOU!

    Tentacle submarines, her tentacles, 3 eyes, horns, whatever you call the bit running down the centerline, all very alien… but they still managed to get the ginormous norks in there.

    I don’t get the cross-dressing part either, unless you mean that this non-mammal has had fake teats implanted in her scrawny torso. Are those ribs or gills? If they’re ribs, then yes that cleavage is fake.

    The pink tentacle/icicle/whatevers sticking out of the equipment near her are also wtf.

    BAEN!huh?

  13. Tag Wizard Says:

    “crossdressing alien” is an underused tag I had lying around. You have to understand the art of tagging on WordPress. I start typing “alien” A-L-I… and WordPress serves up all the tags that contain that character string. I chuckled, clicked on it, and moved on.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I’ll bet she has a lot of fun at parties playing “Here is the Church, here is the steeple.”

  15. Tor Mented Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: I think it’s outer space instead of underwater because, my God, it’s full of stars.
    Unless the small lights are the lights of other ships or buxom bioluminescent bivalves, in which case I dunno.

  16. THX 1138 Says:

    Maybe the alien got really cross while dressing? In an anger management needed sort of way?

  17. Anna T. Says:

    Her third eye is in a really awkward place, in my opinion, and those tentacle-hand hybrids are kind of creepy. I do suspect, however, that it was not her decision to go commando here.

  18. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    She has called on the might of her armada of squid-space-ships to exact revenge on Captain Kirk for disrespecting her people…I believe he bedded her sister and didn’t her call back the next day.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: I see the stars, but since it’s blue, it can’t be full-vacuum outer space. The mighty squid ships are still in upper atmo, and so there might be twinkling. Unless those are just, I dunno, blobs of plankton, or eggs of some other sea creature, or some other part of the squid fleet.

    This is Book 5 of a series apparently based on some board game?

  20. Ray P Says:

    I can’t recall this part of the Old Testament. Her optician faces a challenge.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “Let my scantily-clad squid people go!”

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