Mar 03

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Ryan Comments: Giving them utili-kilts did not make the household pets any less mischievous.

Published 1989

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: 6.07 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Aces Abroad”

  1. fred Says:

    The 80’s Bangles/Go Go’s fan interactions were intense. A Fortunato cover would be….interesting.

  2. MakkaPakka Says:

    Birdman appears to be reacting to the Aten… part of the plot?

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    @makkapakka I think birdman is laying a curse GRRM for not finishing A Song of Ice and Fire.

  4. THX 1139 Says:

    As we all know, birds and cats are natural friends.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Defending themselves from a Freedom’s Rangers attack

  6. fred Says:

    Why didn’t intravenous books catch on?

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    #unfortunate leg placement.

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    The rifles are ANKH-47s.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘My filter’s stuck. I am not a cat’

  10. Dare23 Says:

    Finally a book I would read on the bus! That’s right everyone, stare at this awesome cover! Don’t pretend you’re looking out the window and avoiding eye contact.

  11. Raoul Says:

    Gotta be from a Harry Turtledove story.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Most people think the crossover with Egyptian mythology episode was where GI Joe really jumped the shark.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Dare23: Richard Dean Anderson was on a bus next to someone reading this and thought ‘damn! THAT’s what I want to be doing with my life. Screw McGyver.’

  14. Leak Says:

    Guns go BRRRR like an Egyptian?

  15. Tracy Says:

    This cover was better in conception that execution.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Too many years of SFBC let me know who was responsible for this.

    @Makka: Reacting ineffectually — how’s he gonna shoot with his rifle in that position? I guess he’s a big Amon fan.

    @JP: Maybe he’s laying a curse on the books that they’ll never be finished; they weren’t even started then. GRRM was still toiling in the TV mines in 1989.

    @B’man: I’m on the animals’ side.

    @Tat, Bruce, Tat again, and Leak: GSS!

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    BTW, there actually _was_ a GI Joe Egyptian Gods episode, but sadly there were no scenes where Anubis [1] fired off an automatic weapon.

    [1] Looks more like a cat than a dog, really, but the main Egyptian cat-gods were female IIRC.

  18. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Cover recycled from Tim Powers’ lesser-known novel THE ANUBIS GATS.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: GSS!!!

  20. 1Thunderfire Says:

    Sadly, the big guns had long since been raided from the pyramids and we only know of their existence from hieroglyphs and traces of gunpowder and spent bullets.

  21. Nox Says:

    @GSSen Definitely outraged at the choice of solar deity :p “How DARE they? I’M the real sun god!”

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