Nov 20

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Mrs Jones Comments: That man will always call a spade a spade.

Published 1995

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: 4.71 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Black Trump”

  1. THX 1139 Says:


  2. Valerie Coupland Says:

    What about the orange one?

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    I can’t help thinking that at least part of that camel’s hump is resting somewhere very uncomfortable. Though the camel, at least, seems to be enjoying it.

    And now back to our regularly scheduled Trump jokes.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    This has gotta be a wraparound. What Baen madness is on the other side?

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    We’ll be all waiting with bated breath to find out if this makes it into the new TV series. Imagine it! A TV show made up of living Baen covers!

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Flying carpet, humping camel.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Accepting that there will never be a Beatles reunion album, George Martin turns his hand to editing cheesy science fiction. Keep an eye out for those string sections!

  8. fred Says:

    Trump as Fortunato without any morality or humanity, but definitely a larger stable of prostitutes.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    Ssannah Hoffs finding out why Egyptians walk that way.

  10. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    Valerie Coupland: Thought for a moment there that you were commenting on the implausibility of a Baen cover that wasn’t orange.
    Is it just my ageing eyes, or does the camel have five legs?

  11. THX 1139 Says:

    @LL: Don’t be ridiculous. The camel has six legs.

  12. Anna T. Says:

    @THX 1138: So the camel is related to Sleipnir, then?

  13. fred Says:

    Should have used ‘new deck’ instead of ‘new cycle’, unless a six legged camel is considered the motorcycle of the desert and not the ship of the desert.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Okay, loving the new “camel” tag. Wonder if there were any previous?

    Is there a “frame” tag? She’s broken through it.

    What’s with damsel’s shoulder? Or is it an acknowledgement that women can’t actually pose in the way they are on many comics/SFF covers?

    (checks publisher) Naaahhh. Just incompetence.

    Hoodie man must be regretting not having a camel saddle. Do the extra legs make the ride smoother or worse?

    @THX (1): We really could have closed the comments there. GSS!

    @LL: Only a little orange around the top, gasp! Still, this was 23 years ago — the Before Time when they were allowed more colors. I guess all the orange lately is presaging/honoring their feudal master to whom @Valerie referred.

    (Speaking of that, I’ve seen this cover as a series of kitten pictures, thanks to my “Make America Kittens Again” browser extension. Turns photos of Cheeto Benito into kitten pictures, and you can add your own persons to block, like Kardashians or the Maybot. It trips up when the T word is used in another context, like here, but that’s a small price to pay.)

  15. THX 1139 Says:

    @Anna T: More closely related to a camel spider. Helpful tip: don’t Google camel spiders.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Maybe the Democrats’ best bet in 2020 would actually be a black… ow! stop hitting me! I was only kidding!

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