Oct 15

Ok I brought my sword, Steve has his gun, Tim has a... flag... and god, John you didn't even try!Click for full image

Ok, how about this one. I’m just throwing it in there. Guy with sword, guy with gun, guy possibly naked with an american flag wrapped around him, and a guy in uniform.Now, to make sure no-one could think that this accompaniment could be anything but just good friends, make sure the sword guy has a platonic look as he ogles the blonde one.

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: 8.30 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “The Moon Maid”

  1. CSA Says:

    I had to bite my lip not to laugh after reading your commentary, then zoomed in to see his expression… holy god… i’m not sure what emotion that expression implies… but i AM sure i never want to see a burly man looking at me that way

  2. SI Says:


    Yea I know it is the strangest look ever. I could guess at what he might be thinking, but it kinda scares me.

  3. little mi Says:

    Are these differant people who look strangely similar or the same burly man in differant male model postures, like a kind of montage?

    I love the addition of the geometrical circle bits in the background just to make sure we know that just because a man looks darn fine with a sword doesn’t mean he can’t do science.

  4. Roses Says:

    Little Mi, where is your compassion? Don’t you know how difficult it is to be a great looking man, with a fabulous body and a long sword to be taken seriously? Did you even bother to read his thesis on moon/time travel?

    Changing the subject…but given the book is called Moon Maid…where is the Moon Maid in the cover?

  5. JustinLeego Says:


    Good show, sir, good show!

  6. SI Says:

    Well 100 posts ๐Ÿ˜› I’d say about 97 covers or so.

    Still well noticed! Thanks!

  7. little mi Says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post!

    I shall have a little party at my desk to celebrate with tiny hats made out of post-it notes.

  8. Adam Roberts Says:

    Alternative title: The Moon Is My Halo.

  9. SI Says:

    Yeaaaaaa post-it notes party ๐Ÿ˜€

    Can we play pin the post-it note on the post-it note? Kinda like a strange pin the tail on the donkey expect possibly less fun.

    Adam – Haha, that could explain the guys strange expression. He simply knows he looks way more epic than the rest!

  10. Steve Green Says:

    Are they the 23rd Century successors to The Village People?

  11. SI Says:

    Oh dear… I just had a strange vision of galactic YMCA’s. Space stations floating in orbit where one can, ‘hang out with all the boys.’

  12. Roses Says:

    Once again, I am disappointed. What is a single girl to do? Cute hunky guys and none for me.


  13. JustinLeego Says:

    I know there’s a medieval version or two of the Village People on this here site somewhere…

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Moon Is a Harsh Master, and He Won’t Let Me Wear Trousers

    Wot’s that on the right hand then? Is everything coloured coral until 2025? Not if Greg Bloody Hunt has his way!

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The maid is the one on the far right — she took a few steroids too many, but you can still make out her tits.

  16. Rev Says:

    Everybody is doing lunges. Gross out.

  17. Anna T. Says:

    Swordsman there has no forehead, apart from the aforementioned weird facial expression. Although fortunately American Flag Toter is actually wearing a pair of shorts. He’s not in the buff.

  18. anon Says:

    @A.R. Yngve: I have to disagree, as the said maid is supposed to be “complete and restored“. The maid who likes too moon simply isn’t featured on this homoerotically patriotic cover.

  19. THX 1138 Says:

    Planet of the Kirk Douglases.

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I get it, it’s like the old Mouseketeers. Those are their names above them.

    Hey kids, let’s join Earth, Venus, Barroom and their leader, Lunar in their fabulous patriotic adventures in space, looking really hunky as they seek to restore the Moon Maid, otherwise known as “Annette.”

    “Hey Lunar, how can we restore the Moon Maid if we can’t even find her?”
    “Quiet Barroom, just keep vamping.”

    [Editorial Note: my spellchecker keeps changing “Barsoom” into “Barroom.” Who says machines don’t have a sense of humor?]

  21. fred Says:

    When your Maid needs a Moon you call on Frazetta to deliver the goods.

  22. Mrak Says:

    Well, to be fair – since this is in ERB’s John Carter series (thus “Barsoom”, a.k.a Mars)…the guys are all pretty well overdressed. Clothing was generally in scant supply on Barsoom.

    If Mr. Flag (left) is intended to be John Carter, that’s the wrong flag twice over. That pattern of stars is from the 1950’s, and Capt. Carter was a Confederate officer.

  23. Francis Boyle Says:

    What the unaired Futurama pilot looked like was crazy.

  24. Innocent Bystander Says:

    Iโ€™d like a space sheep for that cleavage on the person in the lower right hand corner. Thatโ€™s just disturbing.

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Innocent Bystander has a point: if we can’t work out what gender the person in the lower right is, then is the look Sword Guy giving them actually homoerotic?

    I mean, those arms look male, but the chest looks female, and I’m not sure but what Sword Guy isn’t Lion-O with a haircut, which means different species.

    Huh. The flag’s actually in the book. It’s not part of the Barsoom series, which makes the cover even odder.

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