Jul 24

Don't go after her! Those seagulls look mighty dangerous!Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: This is taken from an actual photograph of the cover model fleeing Baen Headquarters.
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: 8.48 out of 10)

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26 Responses to “Forge of the Titans”

  1. SI Says:

    I knew I remembered this picture from somewhere!

    Top left! 😀

  2. DaveM Says:

    Splash 2 – Mermaids from outer space!

  3. Valerie Says:

    Lunch is escaping!

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    Top alien: “It would have worked, too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!”

  5. Noel Says:

    Those Cornish seagulls get everywhere.

  6. anon Says:

    The portal opens up on top of shoreline rocks, possibly on a seaside cliff. Two of them are trying to catch her before she either injures herself badly or runs to her death. The third guy is trying to hit the seagulls.

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    Is that you, Ethel? Whaddaya think you’re doing? You git your clothes on!

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    That lady looks more like Bugs Bunny’s horse than a real human being.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    Don’t look back lady … that’s Daft Punk … BEHIND YOU!

    @Tag Wizard?

  10. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Bibliomancer. I’m on the job!

  11. fred Says:

    Well, there is both tit and tans in the title so I guess this cover is literally correct.

  12. SI Says:

    @anon – I like to think the third guy is giving a good ole one of these:

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  15. DaveM Says:

    Alien 1: “Away with you woman, Health and Safety regulations clearly state you must be wearing appropriate clothing and eye protection at all times around the Forge!”

  16. Bibliomancer Says:

    How about FINE TEATS GO FORTH.

  17. Tom Hering Says:

    I’m surprised Baen would use a stock photo for a cover. This is the image that made NASA realize something was wrong with the Hubble space telescope.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    On the one hand, Nancy’s plan to avoid the Chunnel delays got her to the coast successfully…

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Now, let me get this straight. I give you a quote, you give me back my children?’–Publishers Weekly

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Apparently it was the other co-author’s job to remember to put clothes on the characters.

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The lost Shakespeare stage direction: “Exit, pursued by seagulls.”

  22. Perry Armstrong Says:

    The soundtrack to this book is Yakety Sax.

  23. Noel Says:

    I’m sure I saw this on the Benny Hill show when I was young. Though I may have been dreaming.

  24. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Actually, this type of nightmare is more common among SF fans than the typical “I dreamt I was back in high school and suddenly realized I was naked and everyone stared at me”.

    “I dreamt I was on a Baen cover and suddenly I realized I was naked…”

  25. JRDelirio Says:

    Baen announced no further book-release events at the Sigma Nu fraternity house.

    “Refreshingly different…” Well, except for the “nude female being threatened by nefarious unidentified figures” cover theme…

  26. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Ms. Johansson, you’re needed on the set…’

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