Jul 20

But if I am dreaming, why do I need a microphone?Click for full image

Neil Comments: May Day May Day, we have a situation up here. At least I think Im in an aeroplane, maybe its some tech suit. Either way I think we should concentrate on a wolf coming out of the clouds.
Published 1990

Many thanks to Neil!

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: 7.05 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “The Dream Master”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    My dream? My dream is that the guy who cleans the cockpit window cleans the top part as well as the bottom. That’s my dream.

  2. SophaLoaf Says:

    what if the wolf is just singing. it’s got perfect embouchure for opera. the guy in the headgear seems to be enjoying it.

    or maybe it just a dream of mine…

  3. SI Says:

    “Most people dream of weird stuff. Me, I just wanted a well fitted polo shirt and a floating daemonic wolf head in the clouds.”

  4. DeadRobot Says:

    Xbox’s newest addon, the Wolfex, really puts you in the middle of a Twilight movie!

  5. Evad Says:

    The mystery pilot has a resemblance to Chevy Chase – it’s the Fletch smirk starting to show through.

  6. Herm Says:

    I hope there’s an actual wolf in this. I find cover art perennially disappointing and misleading when it comes to the animal content of books – although, encouragingly, Zelazny did write a novel from the POV of a dog (“A Night in the Lonesome October”).

  7. James Lovegrove Says:

    The man looks like a cuddlier version of the DC supervillain the Anti-Monitor.

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    This cover gets the award for best text-art mismatch.

  9. Adam Roberts Says:

    James: seriously. How can you tell what the man looks like?

  10. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    Adam: Anti-Monitor wears a helmet that has some similarities to the dream machine headgear on this cover.

  11. anon Says:

    That handle on the side of the cockpit just bugs the hell out of me.

  12. Phil Says:

    Behind you. Behind you!

    OK then, above you, above you!

  13. neil Says:

    Apparantly its about a therapist who (with the help of technology, maybe thats him in the suit?) can get into his patients dreams and control them. Hence hes the DREAM MASTER.
    Im afraid it didnt mention a wolf Herm. Maybe it symbolises IMPENDING DOOOOM.
    That handle also really annoys me. Someone decided that it needed a handle. Little did they know the impact it would have years down the line.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    OK, there’s always a “…but” in a tag line about dreams coming true:

    “He makes your dreams come true… IN HELL!!!”

    “He makes your dreams come true… and it’s REALLY NICE!!”

    “He makes your dreams come true… but you are SO UNIMAGINATIVE!!”

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