Apr 02

OH yes! Finally my prayers have been answered!

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I’m not looking for more than a typical cover. Boy, wearing an anorak and holding some sort of gold phallus meets girl, naked and curled up in a glowing ball of energy.

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: 7.00 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Lifehouse Tril”

  1. CSA Says:

    I’m sure it makes perfect sense in the context of the book….

    I really want to read the paragraph(s) in the book that describe that scene… seriously, wtf is going on?

    I hope the character says “Jackpot! I knew there was some reason i was carrying this golden phallus around.”

  2. SI Says:

    Yea excellent point! Maybe someone actuallyneeds to buy this one 😀

    Let me guess… I haven’t looked at what that book is about at all. But I am guess the synopsis will be, the world is dying and there is some ancient prophecy about one who can help the world get back on its legs. And she will appear in something that can only be freed with an ancient artifact.

    Hows that sound? hehe

  3. RML Says:

    He’s certainly been careful to draw that right ankle in the correct place.

  4. SI Says:

    Very true! And I actually read what the book was about… and to be fair it wasn’t exactly what I was thinking.. but could possibly be worse 😉

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:


  6. Tom Noir Says:

    I’d pop her bubble, if you know what I mean.

    What? So I could rescue her! What did YOU think I meant?!?

  7. Arch9enius Says:

    But then she’d be cold. Right Sir Galahad you are

  8. Severian 67 Says:

    Well, clearly he would then be gallant and offer her his parka. And freeze to death himself.

  9. Rev Says:

    I’d nominate Spider Robinson …as the new Robert Heinlein. All in favour?
    Motion carried. Robert, you’ve got 10 minutes to pack your stuff and get out.

  10. StickyRice Says:

    Having actually read this FINE piece of literature as a teenager, I can share with the class what the dude is carrying. It is a bottle of glue named Mucilage Moose, shaped like a moose of course, which drips glue out it’s nostrils when squeezed. And it is an important plot point. (I’m not kidding.) The artist did not do it justice, sadly.

    Really though I do have a soft spot for Spider Robinson. However this particular book, despite the fairly interesting plot, featured the absolute least sexy sex scene ever put to paper- well before 50 Shades of Grey existed I mean.

  11. anon Says:

    @Tom Noir: In a case of emergency break the glass.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The Monolith called and it wants its Starchild back!

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Heinlein, Schmeinlein… why is there never a blurb about “the next Ursula K. LeGuin” or “the heir to James Tiptree Jr”?

    Seriously, now.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: hold that praise for when Dr. J. R. Asimov’s tetralogy is complete.

    For some reason, I feel as though this cover needs a flamboyant Chris Tucker in one corner…

  15. Anna T. Says:

    So he’s holding a glue bottle. Lame. I’d much rather it was a lightsaber.

  16. GSS noob Says:

    This is atypical for BAEN. Yes, it does describe one scene in the three books (though from synopses, I can’t tell if she’s actually naked in the text). But there aren’t any explosions, and the font is only slightly orange and slightly badly-arranged. Also only two characters, instead of jamming in more around the edges or in the background.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Apple introduces the iHoochie.

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