Aug 10

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Tom Noir Comments: And the Hugo Award for Sweatiest Book Cover goes to…
Published 1995

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: 8.28 out of 10)

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28 Responses to “The Paratwa”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    I think the lady’s weighed up the odds and is about to leave to let the chaps get on with their business.

  2. Noel Says:

    There are too many rippling muscles for my taste. Squinting doesn’t help either.

  3. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Free Trade? More like Rough Trade.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    That’s the scariest Jack-In-The-Box party trick I’ve ever seen!

  5. fred Says:

    And the Hugo Award for Best Use of Blue on a Red Themed Cover goes to…

  6. Cap'n Lunch Says:

    There’s sure some serious sunburn going on.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Why is she shining the lamps everywhere but where there’s something to see?

  8. SI Says:

    “That’s quite a shirt you have.”

    “You mean… my liquid latex? Here have some!”

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Inflicting a great deal of pain on one telepathically linked body and observing the pain in the other…oh, Brad, you’re such a liege-killer.’

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    Those are some slick dudes.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The cover that inspired Prince to write “Purple Rain”.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    The lady who’s squatting down whilst guiding a plane across the tarmac has oddly mis-shapen arms.

    The bloke in the foreground regrets allowing the other guy to practice is ‘armpit-shaving by remote using bicycle-chain’ trick.

  13. Amanda Says:

    Something seems way off about the perspective here. Near the feet of laser-lady and latex-lad, the floor seems nearly at eye-level for the viewer, making it look like foreground-fellow must only be a torso.

    Also, why are they all squatting? The ceiling seems high enough to allow standing.

  14. DaveM Says:

    @Amanda, I didn’t even notice laser lady the first time. She just sort of blends into the red and kind of vanishes. Though now that I’m looking, I think she has a touch of owl in her ancestry to allow her head to turn quite that far around..

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @admin: There’s been too many bum covers of late. The anacondas want some.

  16. Tom Noir Says:

    Yes, but have there been any Anal Bum Covers?

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tom: You tell me, I can’t be arsed.

    THAT JOKE WAS GSS’ ENTRY FOR THIS YEAR’S RUBBER MAC OF ZURICH AWARD. We expect it go far in the polling.

  18. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @Tom: Thanks. Now I have visions of #Susanalbumparty

    Damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn…

  19. RachelJ Says:

    “The Paratwa: Book Three of the Paratwa Saga”- another title in the grand tradition of “Mage of Clouds: The Cloudmages #2”, I see.

  20. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Why is there a Sir Mix-A-Lot tag on here…oh wait, I see it.

  21. Anna T. Says:

    Are those flashlights or lightsabers that woman is supposed to be holding? And that is one uncomfortable-looking crouch.

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Anna: I think that the red colour is lighting, not her ruddy infection.

    Oh, wait, uncomfortable-looking crouch. Yes, it certainly is.

  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Paratwa boom-de-ay!

  24. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Hey, I saw a TV Shop ad for this: “The new LIGHTSABER WORKOUT — pump up your body with the help of state-of-the-art laser swords! Feel the Muscle Force with the LIGHTSABER WORKOUT! Call now!”

  25. anon Says:

    It must be the guy’s catchphrase: “Now you’re done for! Paratwa!”

  26. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “My name is Diego De Montoya. You killed my father with steroids. Prepare to die.”

  27. anon Says:

    @A.R.Yngve: You forgot “Paratwa!” at the end.

  28. L.B. Says:

    That’s a para twa greasy dudes right there, there is!

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