Nov 19

Night Mare ... BEHIND YOU!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: This cover is so shiny that everything looks black unless you photograph it at the right angle. And then you notice that everything is embossed. The title is embossed. The authors are embossed. The car is embossed. The horse head is embossed. The fox-girl is embossed. It’s like bad cover art Braille for the blind.
Published 1994

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: 8.76 out of 10)

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  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Euch! Who left the dragon out in the hot sun? Now it’s all melty.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Thinking he has found his mate for life, rock-music playing and fast-driving mage Tannim finds his dreams complicated by her dragon father, her part-human-part-fox personality, and her apparent desire to kill him.’

    Now, I would think that such issues would have come out on the first date.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Death Cab For Cutie

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Driving Miss Foxy

    The Memoir of a Mercedes lackey

    by Larry Dixon

  5. Elvraie Says:

    Grand Theft Auto or Grand Theft Dragon? Dodgy hairdoes for everyone, including the Dragon itself! A true masterpiece on its own embossed right. Should have been
    ‘a novel of the embossed edge’ instead of the serrated edge! Love it!

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    God bless you, Baen!

  7. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Dunno about SerrATed Edge… it just looks like the bottom corner’s been nibbled a bit.

  8. THX 1138 Says:

    For fox sake.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    The figure looming over them is Pickle and Peanut’s chum, Champion Horse

  10. fred Says:

    Background music worthy O Bounteous Baen.

  11. Tag Wizard Says:

    @fred – Excellent soundtrack playing on that Mustang’s 8-track:

    Jenny was sweet
    She always smiled for the people she’d meet …
    … Pick up your feet
    Got to move to the trick of the beat
    There is no elite
    Just take your place in the driver’s seat

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Alien Civilization 14 Lightyears Away Detects Flashing Lights From Baen Book Cover, Makes First Contact

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tag Wizard – Other tunes playing on that 8-track:

    Foxy Lady
    Mustang Sally
    A Horse with No Name

  14. Anna T. Says:

    In all the shininess, the fact that the horse-headed dragon in back seems to have been warped by a space-time anomaly goes unnoticed.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Also available as a Serra Ted Talk.

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    @Fred: that’s certainly a cheesy enough song but the sheer 1987-ness of this cover (from, er, 1994) needs something that smells of hair-gel and with linn-drums and really squeaky synths.
    These, for example, are the audio equivalents of an embossed Baen cover (especially when he takes his shades off)

  17. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @Bibliomancer(4): How come a Mercedes lackey is spruiking Ford Mustang?

  18. THX 1138 Says:

    @Tat Wood: Meanwhile Taylor Dane makes me think of this:

  19. anon Says:

    Judging by the cover, this one should be named Rust Bucket.

    Ser Ra Ted Edge? What is this, GoT?

  20. GSS noob Says:

    Having barely made out the strap line, my thought became “The dragon is Rupert Murdoch?”

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Was the blurb originally ‘Tannim meets his match in an RKO Radio’?

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