May 30

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Good Show Sir Comments: We must move forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!

Published 2013

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: 7.06 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Queen of Wands”

  1. DaveM Says:

    “Ringo is sure to satisfy the most demanding action junkie. The book’s not bad either.”

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Just a little off the hem and adapt the neckline to… oops, overdid it.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Why are there disembodied hands at lower left? Is she inside one of the boxes from A Tale of Two Clocks, and someone’s spinning her round as a joke?

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Meanwhile, Janea, a high-dollar call girl, stripper and High Priestess of Freya when she isn’t fighting demons, must contend with a spiritual journey of her own. It’s a journey into Janea’s acceptance of herself in all her dimensions (and what dimensions they are!). Where to locate one’s true inner essence? At a science fiction convention, of course.

    So, does the cover show her act or her journey? Because it certainly shows her dimensions, and certainly DOES NOT show a convention!

  5. fred Says:

    ‘She’s also big-breasted, but not as a stereotype. They’re essential to her personality and to the dynamic development of her character.’
    The above refers to the main character, not the one pictured on the cover.
    May I suggest a new tag – dynamic development – .

  6. Ray P Says:

    Another fantasy warrior-babe about to cut her leg at the hip.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Why does Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance keep playing in my head?

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BM: you too, eh?

    I appreciate how the lady on the Grave Matters spine is staring in shock.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: without a trace of irony, that review to which you linked could be titled Madonna-Whore Complex: The Series.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    Are you sure this isn’t a picture from an abstract modern dance performance?

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    A radical rethink of ‘Gone With the Wind’, where a ninja Scarlett shreds some curtains, causes a tornado and makes the fabric stick to her with static.

  12. Tag Wizard Says:

    @ Anna T. – The interpretive dance tag. Thanks for reminding me!

  13. Perry Armstrong Says:

    The Rani Reaps the Whirlwind!

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    There is a very funny vignette playing out here, probably set up deliberately by mischievous GSS Admin—the expression on the face of the woman on the spine of Grave Matters, staring as though in disbelief at that ridiculous red tattery dress, thinking, like, “She’ll do anything to get sheeped!” while the woman on the spine of Fury of the Demon just turns her head away in disgust.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “This dress is wrong! Wrong! Wrong! I hate it!!”

  16. HappyBookworm Says:

    At first glance I thought this was a woman underwater being attacked by a tornado of thin fish, or maybe pink eels…not too sure this makes more sense.

  17. Scott B Says:

    This is as good an excuse as any to link to Jim Hines’s cover-posing posts from a few years ago, given that “Queen of Wands” is one of the ones he takes on…

  18. RachelJ Says:

    @Scott B. Ah, but clearly Jim Hines is just jealous of our heroine’s ability to sabre-strip ambidextrously whilst twirling and levitating. Who wouldn’t be?

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Wait, why isn’t she the Queen of Swords?

  20. RachelJ Says:

    The job was taken.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Silly me!

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