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JuanPaul Comments: She should use that bikini top to cover up those knees.

Published 2005

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: 5.55 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “Against the Tide”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    She should really keep that in her handbag. For reasons of decorum.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Fingerbobs: The Next Generation.

  3. fred Says:

    One of the many proposed GoT changes from the book to TV that got shot down due to budgetary restraints. Here we have the Rah’ven of Winter as an example.

  4. MakkaPakka Says:

    Sashay Away.

  5. Anna T. Says:

    She looks like she’s in the middle of diving into a pool.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    🎵🎶🎵
    White bird
    On a cover of Baen
    On a summer’s day
    On my desktop

    White bird
    With a golden G-string
    Alone

    The book leaves blow
    Actually the whole book blows
    But her boobs hang low
    It’s the rage (on Baen)

    But the white bird
    Just stares into space
    As we groan

    White bird must fly
    Or she will die

    White bird must fly
    Or we will die
    🎵🎶🎵

    (apologies to “It’s A Beautiful Day”)

  7. Tiffany Says:

    Why? That’s what knees are supposed to look like.

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Obligatory OH JOHN RINGO NO. If she were real, he’d be sexually harassing her and then bragging about it in a 30-page document online (I am, sadly, not making this up).

    It’s nice they have breast implants in this universe. And it’s good you can’t tickle yourself, since otherwise those feathers would tickle when she lands and puts her arms down. They probably tickle her back and butt in this position.

    (Reminds me of the old joke: “erotic” is when you use a feather, “perverted” is when you use the whole chicken. Implies the third part is “John Ringo is this”.)

    What’s she got on her belt, a document case? Is she a carrier pigeon?

    There’s also something weird about her right calf. What’s with the bulge?

    @BC: Excellent.

    BAEN! flutter flutter clink clank wank

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    @Tiffany: Knee-shaming! It’s come to this!

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    She’s flying and the book is called ‘Against the Tide’. How about ‘Against the Wind’? Or is that already taken?

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – Way to wing it, bro. Nice.

  12. FluffyGhostKitten Says:

    @JuanPaul: It was going to be called that, but Bob Seger threatened to sue for libel.
    Also, I knew a girl in high school who made herself a chain-mail prom dress. This ain’t nearly so odd-looking.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    Those feather-things all seem to have the quills on the outside. Is this the hood-ornament for Marilyn Manson’s roller?

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—glad I didn’t cause a flap 😉

  15. Longtime_lurker Says:

    Another artist who can’t draw feet.
    And presumably those loops around her arms hold the wings on. Which means she didn’t grow them. Which means that if she is a standard human being all the volume of muscle that she could have in that highly visible chest wouldn’t have a hope of driving the wings.
    Therefore, she’s extremely tiny; or she is in a planet with a very low gravity and a thick atmosphere; or MAAAAgic!

    Or maybe she “really” is proportioned in such a way as to make wing-powered flight possible and the artist just exercised some artistic liberty,

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    We’ve got another damning with faint praise blurb:

    “The story line never slows down”… because then you’d notice how shitty the prose, world-building, and characterization is!

    @LL: I checked the plot. It’s MAAAAAAAAAAgic. There’s dragons.

    “Continuing the new series”? Oxymoronic. Doesn’t say which series, either, but I guess if you read this crap you’d know.

  17. Longtime_lurker Says:

    I’d never heard of Midwest Book Review but they have a Wikipedia page.
    Quote:

    ‘Cox does not believe that book reviewers should be fee-based, and said, “Any reviewer that wants money from you for any purpose whatsoever is operating a scam, engaging in unethical behavior that is in violation of the publishing industry etiquette norm.”.’

    [But wait, there’s more–in the same paragraph:]

    ‘After stating that charging fees is a scam, Cox began charging a reading fee in 2011. Initially fees were only charged for e-books, but since then has expanded to include any “ebooks, pre-publication manuscripts, galleys, uncorrected proofs, ARCs, and pdf files”.

    Which sounds to me like “we will read any old shit if you pay us”.

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