Aug 15

Ok Mr. Man Kzin Tiger. If you could read the letters on the bottom line of the chart we'll begin your eye examination.Click for full image

Dead Stuff with Big Teeth’s Art Direction: Tinfoil! Tinfoil is the future, my dear boy! Look, see how I look when I wear it as a hood. Now paint me on the rest of the roll, but as if I were a one-dimensional tigerman. And how the money rolls in!
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: 7.10 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Man-Kzin Wars VI”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    OK, I agree, Frosties were always better than Ricicles.

  2. RachelJ Says:

    !!!!! What am I looking at? Is the tiger wearing the cover as a helmet? Is it a tiger jigsaw piece pasted on a metal wall? What? What?

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    Gregory Benford contributed to this madness??? I hope he was young and needed the money.

  4. Noel Says:

    Wow, the artist was on fire. I love how the names have been incorporated into the mechanical thingumyjig whatsit.

  5. Elvraie Says:

    Cyborg Tiger? What’s the difference with regular tigers, as they would tear the same your head off with those mighty fangs?

  6. RachelJ Says:

    @Elvraie. I think the word you’re looking for is “Tyborg”. And really, next you’ll be doubting the efficacy of swords for dragons.

  7. fred Says:

    And in next weeks episode of That Darn Kzin!, That Darn Kzin! gets stuck in the dish washer. Again.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    Man-Kzin tiger, burning bright
    Baen’s cover artist drew you right
    And added all the authors’ names
    To frame thy tinfoil symmetry

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    Oops! looks like they forgot to mask kitty’s whiskers before applying the tinfoil effect. No wonder kitty looks pissed off.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    Anyone else getting a “catperson space pirate” vibe? Because I am.

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    I’m getting a strong Filmation vibe – the Kzin were in ‘Star Trek: The Animated Series’ (looking a bit bedraggled and the colour of a hot water bottle) but this feller is far more like Battlecat from ‘He-Man’.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    I keep reading it as ‘Man-Kini Wars’. Now picturing cat people in mankinis.

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Today, everyone’s comments made me smile! Good show, all, jolly good show. 🙂

  14. Elvraie Says:

    RachelJ Tyborg! Why I didn’t think of it and Baen too, in the process.? It would have been right up to their street. As dinosaures with swords. Terrifying or what?

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Picture a horsefly crawling over that tiger’s face, and its eyes… and it won’t be able to reach the fly.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Elvirae: you mean ‘Dinoswords’, don’t you?

  17. infoqueen Says:

    Eye doctor: Now, Mr. Kzin, which is better, this one? Or this one?
    Tyborg: Rawr!

  18. Monty Says:

    Most of these covers depict the same cat, oddly enough. You’d be forgiven for thinking cyborg eyes were standard cat equipment.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Monty: Most, but not all. There’s that one cover with the bazooms front and center.

    @Tag: Does this predate “It’s Howling Time”? Should be added.

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