Apr 09

And what did you pervs expect to find behind the space sheep?Click for larger image

Wendy Comments: The Beggars in Spain fly mainly on the Astral Plane

Published 1993

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: 7.29 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Beggars in Spain”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Lady of Spain I abhor you…

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Well, obviously I expected a giant albino walnut. Nothing else would make any sense.

  3. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Walnut? It’s quite clearly a very mouldy and slightly radioactive cabbage.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    She’s dead, Jim.

  5. fred Says:

    The artist can draw feet so we missed out on seeing some Boots of Spanish Leather.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    This cover has
    Me throwing fits
    I clicked the link
    And saw no devil’s dumplings.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    The book’s about people who can’t sleep and are therefore more intelligent and productive. Yes, really. Maybe the artist tried that.

    It doesn’t explain why she’s got bed-hair though.

  8. Raoul Says:

    This cover buggers the imagination

  9. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Tor Mented – Admit it. You would have clicked through the glowing orb to see tits thinking it was the new space sheep.

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    @TW: Busted.

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    Beggars in Spam. It’s what all the sophisticated people are eating.

  12. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @Tat W: ‘Bed-hair’ meaning enough hair to use as a bed?

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @fred—Well, we have set the feet bar pretty low here, given the usual cover efforts we encounter, but these look more like lumps of clay someone pressed a fork down on. Points for effort, but I might have preferred those Spanish Boots.

    Also points to the artist for mastering “titillating translucency” at UAI.

  14. Alice Says:

    She has the biggest hair and the tiniest head in the solar system

  15. THX 1139 Says:

    @Alice: Each of her feet are bigger than her head.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    It’s all that standing up due to never sleeping, I guess: makes her feet swell.

    Doesn’t that falling meteoroid down and to the left of her look like Jack Skellington’s head? And what planet is it that has giant pistachio-colored clouds like that?

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So now Space Sheep is bored enough with social distancing to show up on covers where he’s not needed? Pranking us? Well, these are difficult times.

    Part of the book is set in space and there are several woman lead characters, but none of them float translucently at any time.


    @Bruce: It does look like Jack!
    Maybe the artist only had a bunch of green, had to use it on the clouds and the title.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “That’s a spicy meat-a-ball-a!”

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