Mar 26

It's fonts I'm tellin' ya! Giant fonts on the covers sell the books!Click for larger fonts

JuanPaul Comments: It’s fun to crank up the C-Y-M-K
It’s fun to crank up the C-Y-M-K-ayy
You can use all the ink, you can make it look chrome
You can hit us with looks of sto-one

Published 1988

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: 8.33 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “The Rebel Dynasty, Volume II”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Nobody was interested in Maxwell Caulfield and Catherine Oxenberg!

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    So he is the alien debt and she is the rebel seed?

    NOTHING about this cover looks science fiction. Only the word “space” on the top. Awesome marketing department Bantam.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    @Biblio: I’m surprised they didn’t put Fabio on there.

  4. Raoul Says:

    Font problems Fanfic

  5. Alice Says:

    Forged from the finest aluminum.

  6. fred Says:

    VP Bush pulled out all the stops to rebrand his image for the ’88 election.

  7. Mellie M. Says:

    JuanPaul, the song is amazing. It brightens a future otherwise bleak with constipated blonds in blue velour.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Rebel’ and ‘Dynasty’ sort of contradict each other. The only one I can think of in the English-speaking world are the Stuarts after 1688. Bonnie Prince Charlie’s disguises weren’t that good.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    I agree with @Bibliomancer – this does not look sci-fi in the slightest.

    And that “shiny” font is really quite spectacularly garish. The ’80s, everyone!

  10. Daard23 Says:

    Maybe these two people are from a dynasty of rebel alien debt collectors and then the fuser on their color printer starts to…..uh, whatever.

  11. Francis Boyle Says:

    @Tat Wood

    Well, a Rebel Dynasty is a bit like a Institutional Revolutionary Party and that had a good run. On the other hand, I prefer to think that they’re just crap at rebelling. That’s probably what you get when you breed for model good looks.

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    Fans of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” are surely thinking: “The Reb Brown Dynasty, With Doctor Lady: Slab Bulkhead, Fridge Largemeat, Punt Speedchunk, Butch Deadlift, Thick McRunfast, Blast Hardcheese …”

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I read it as “The Robot Dynasty” b/c Ken and Barbie there look artificial.

    Is it wrong that I just stopped to consider the proper gestures for the filk?

    What demographic were they aiming at? SF romance is a thing nowadays, but not so much in the 80s. This looks like it ought to have a step-back cover and K&B should be visible through a cutout, with embossed shiny title. I bet it was supposed to and then the budget was cut, forcing Mr. Barlowe to imitate such.

    The denizens of Goodreads have fairly good opinions of the contents.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    With guest appearances by Linda Evans and Joan Collins.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: Or possibly their robotic doubles.

    I just now noticed the subtitle.

    Ewww. Icky.

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