Feb 11

I'm confused. Who's the Monster? Who's the Hunter?Click for full image

Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Comments: To their surprise, it was Gerald’s father who insisted on chaperoning, not Nadine’s.
Published 2011

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: 7.93 out of 10)

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27 Responses to “Monster Hunter Alpha”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TW: the white halo behind the scarecrow monster’s head is my flash reflecting off of the SHINY OH SO SHINY moon that is otherwise black in the photograph.

  2. Tag Wizard Says:

    Done. And you also get a “shuriken of approval.”

  3. Perry Armstrong Says:

    The Monster Hunter caught Jack Skellington + Freddy Krueger and combined them in a matter transporter.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    [Insert Monster Hunter Beta joke here]

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Larry originally planned to follow in the footsteps of his brother Chick, until he realized he had absolutely no musical talent. Then he turned his hand to writing . . . .

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    If this book doesn’t get a Hugo, it can only be some sort of conspiracy!

  7. Ray P Says:

    A guide to picking up monster chicks like vampire redhead babe. Muppet man needs to work at his negging.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – and Alan wanted to follow in the footsteps of his brother Jackson, until he realized he had absolutely no artistic talent. Then he became a Baen cover artist …

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’mancerโ€” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. THX 1138 Says:

    Looks like someone’s wanting a dance-off!

  11. fred Says:

    @1. DSWBT You have combined both versions of the cover into one shot.
    And some of these werewolves are KGB werewolves. Developing a new breed of werewolves. In Michigan. Because.

  12. Ray P Says:

    Nothing worse than being cock-blocked by a werewolf except a KGB one.

  13. Anna T. Says:

    Is anyone else picking up the “Vampire and werewolf fight Slenderman and family” vibe here?

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred, Ray: doubtless, ‘Kalamazoo-Generated Behemoths.’

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    The New Paradigm Slitheen weren’t a big hit.

  16. misterbob Says:

    Are they howling cause they’re spotted the BAEN logo of doom,a new selfie craze perhaps ?

  17. Perry Armstrong Says:

    The ‘Alpha’ part of the title really does look like a tacked-on addition, as though some executive felt the need to contribute something in order to justify his/her salary.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Perry: That would be the Alpha Male.

    …I’ll get me coat.

  19. HappyBookworm Says:

    …I literally stared at this cover for ten seconds trying to understand just what I was seeing. I have no time to be scared of monsters when I’m scratching my head and saying, “What IS that?”

    @misterbob – I personally think the two in the front are snarling at the New York Times Bestselling Series starburst. But that’s just me.

  20. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @HappyBookworm/misterbob: “Get off our cover. We don’t like your ‘New-York-Times-Bestselling-Values’ ’round these here parts!”

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Listen to the children of the night! What music they make…”

    “Children of the night… SHUT UP!!”

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “New York Times Best Selling Series Of Articles About Those Wacky Sci-Fi Fans”

  23. Michael Toland Says:

    Wow, I can’t even tell what that thing above the vamp and werewolf is supposed to be. Perspective? Anatomical knowledge? Who needs ’em?

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  25. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: ‘Mmm-bop!’

  26. A.R.Yngve Says:


    (Too soon?)

  27. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: Not soon enough! See Tom at #6. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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