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Hawkwind Comments: “We’re out of extra guns. Don’t tell the little alien guy we gave him the salt and pepper grinders.”

Published 2002

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: 7.67 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The Better Part of Valor”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Looks like they could save on a spacesuit by popping the little guy in with the big guy. Snug.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    None of them want to be on this cover. He’s auditioning to be the new Joker, she’s aiming for the cover of Vogue and small furry cat-person just wants to get back to chasing mice.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    I thinks it’s time for the tall one to see an optometrist, unless she just really wants to look like Clint Eastwood in a spaghetti Western.

  4. L.B. Says:

    There’s no discretion with this excretion of a cover.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Another blurb that cries out for the Blurb Scrambler®️—

    Could Torin Kerr keep a scientific expedition from striking while escorting an enormous spacecraft to a disaster of unknown origin?

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The little alien guy’s wine pouch is straight out of Woodstock. Is this a time travel novel too?

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    @BC little alien is the one responsible for the brown acid.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @JP—that might account for the look on Green Guy’s face—heading into full-on bummer.

  9. fred Says:

    If this was BAEN, a space ‘escort’ would be a lot more ‘escorty’, and valor would be spelled valour.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Conveniently for Wayne Kerr, an alien ship ‘of unknown origin’ has hazard-tape in the traditional black and yellow diagonal arrangement. Unless they’re so alien it’s their idea of a barber’s pole and the green do is their idea of a decent haircut.

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    They have a short straw all ready for the little fella for when they choose who enters the “enormous spacecraft of unknown origin” first.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—And that might account for the insufferable smug/smirk they are wearing (Tag?). The game’s rigged against the little guy and his pathetic salt-n-pepper grinders.

    PS Eagles suck, again.

  13. Ray P Says:

    She’s wearing Tena Discret? A little known aspect of space flight.

  14. JuanPaul Says:

    The better part of valor, the lesser part of fashion.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Ray P—Well, Falstaff says it’s really discretion that is “better part of valor” after all.

    Kinda wish Falstaff were on this cover.

  16. Ray P Says:

    “We have heard the digital chimes at midnight Master Ostrichman.”

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tat Wood: they’re still on their own spaceship. They carry much bigger guns when on away missions.

    @[email protected]: the green haired person has accidentally wandered into the wrong genre. They were supposed to end up on a Manga cover [1] and are confused by the lack of fanservice.


  18. JuanPaul Says:

    @BAM how did you gain access to my netflix history?! 😉

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Sure. Cuz nothing says discretion more than a random assortment of species and sizes, all with bright colored hair coverings. And big-ass guns.

    Do we need the “cat people” tag for the little’un? And where’s its helmet?

    At least, as @fred pointed out, they’re on a DAW cover. Her boobs are indicated, but not exposed. I don’t know if she’s smirky enough for the tag.

    @Bruce: indeed.

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—yes, it’s more smug than smirk here.

  21. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Could an editor totally botch the simple task of writing a legible blurb while also messing up the colors?”

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