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May 20

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Ryan Comments: Even with dogged persistence, I could not get this cover to photograph well, as it was so very shiny.

Check out the wraparound cover.

Published 2001

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: 6.67 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “Dogged Persistence”

  1. Dr Bob Says:

    I thought for a moment she only had one leg. Then realised – d’oh,of course! She was sitting, facing backwards, on the dog and hastily stood up as the artist snapped the photo for the reference picture.

    That must be the reason, yes?

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    I hope she never finds herself in a situation where she has to get on the ground quickly because there has to be a dozen ways she could do herself an injury.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    Muffet! You didn’t die!

  4. Tor Mented Says:

    Is it a genuine fashion that women wear chopsticks in their hair? We last saw that on “Nights of Sin.”
    And I give up — someone please explain what is going on in the lower left.

  5. fred Says:

    Wrap around cover explains all.

    http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/e/e4/DGGDPR2001.jpg

  6. Griz Says:

    @Dr Bob I’m still not sure that’s right. I could 3 dog heads & 2 dog bodies (1 apparently split in half with bits replaced by robotics?), 1 human head and torso and 9, maybe 10 legs. I’m not sure this isn’t some sort of mad-scientist makes dog-dog-dog-girl monster situation.

    @fred “Wrap around cover explains all.”
    No, no. It just makes it more confusing.

  7. Max Bathroom Says:

    “This time Timmy is staying down that well: I have the dog restrained and I’ll shoot the boy if he manages to climb out on his own.”

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    @griz It’s got dogs in it. What else do you need to know?

  9. NomadUK Says:

    Not at all sure what she plans on hitting with that gun, what with the scope two-thirds of the way down the stock and the barrel curved to the right; she obviously picked it up at an amusement park shooting gallery. Maybe it’s just a stick for those good dogs to fetch!

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I’m going to name my next dog “Persistence.”

    @Max B—GSS!

  11. Ryan Says:

    So is she resting her hand on a circular portrait of a fish, or are she and her dogs currently in a submarine?

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Ryan: maybe she’s visiting a discount aquarium.

    (That skeletal fish shouldn’t be floating – zombie fish?)

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    The elevator pitch was that the book was ‘To Ride Pegasus’ meets ‘The Fifth Head of Cerberus’. The artist heard this and illustrated a rather different book.

  14. fred Says:

    I apologize for my remark on the wrap around. I now realize one cannot see enough to possibly post in the vein of, let’s say, ‘What a totally bitchin’ cover.’, without being totally accurate about the totally thing. So, 99% explained.*

    *98% if you want an explanation on the coelacanth.**

    **97% on whatever the black Lab is carrying in its’ mouth.

  15. THX 1139 Says:

    The answer to the question, “What if CHOMPS had all its jokes taken out?”

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I can only presume this is as low-rated as it is because no one can see the full horror because of the shiny.

    @Griz: What you said.

  17. A. R. Yngve Says:

    A terrifying look into the future when radiation and runaway pollution have created mutant humans with tiny heads, fighting for survival and adequately-sized bike helmets.

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