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Good Show Sir Comments: Hide your women. There’s a new Flandry in town!

Published 2012

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: 7.80 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “Ride the Star Winds”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    We asked for the Olympic women’s archery team, not the Olympic women’s back-arching team!

  2. fred Says:

    Harry Mudd Jr. and his atomic powered harem.

  3. Tor Mented Says:

    I’m not sure if this is Ewan McGregor or Tom Hiddleston. But if he puts on a helmet with big horns, the women are going to turn into Asgardian monsters.

  4. A. R. Yngve Says:

    But did it sell a lot of copies?

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    WTF is that geisha wearing?

  6. Ryan Says:

    “Team Bad Hair-Do, UNITE!”

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’Mancer—I think that’s a futuristic space kimono, hard wired to all the pleasure centers. But the real question is WTF is he wearing?

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    Oh no, they’re touchy-feely people. I’m out.

  9. fred Says:

    I don’t know where his right leg is or what it could possibly be doing.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Hands up who did NOT know immediately which publisher inflicted this on the market.

    no hands raised Thought so.

    Tom Hiddleston’s cousin didn’t quite know what to do with the woman who’d fainted. Or at least he hoped it was only a faint. But her torso did look pretty odd and skinny; had she starved to death?

    His expression seems to say “She was like this when I found her, officer!”

    @Ryan: I was thinking “at least their hairdos are short, much more practical on spaceships, and won’t get tangled in the Star Winds”. And no actual cleavage is showing, which is a surprise.

    @fred: Maybe he doesn’t have one, so the girls are there to keep him standing.

  11. Hammy Says:

    I think my eyes are finally going out on me. If I embiggen the cover, it looks like a photograph of Tom Hiddleston’s cousin, but with the women painted in.

    Does John Grimes have a thing for Second Life avatars, maybe?

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    And the expression “Ride the Star Winds” was spoiled for everyone forever.

  13. Tor Mented Says:

    “Everything I Know About Baen I Learned From GSS”
    By Tor Mented.
    Excerpt, Chapter 7
    “I did not immediately peg the cover of “Ride the Star Winds” as indicating it was a Baen book. There’s no ‘splosions, no cat people, no huge honking guns or spaceships. The woman on the right has realistic proportions — she might be the artist’s girlfriend rather than a porn star.”

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    And sooooo little orange.

  15. fred Says:

    Another from this series that’s a little more Baen.

    https://d28hgpri8am2if.cloudfront.net/book_images/cvr9781451638233_9781451638233_hr.jpg

  16. Tor Menred Says:

    @fred
    Huge honking gun
    Nekkid woman
    Big orange title
    That’s the Baen I know.

  17. Tor Mented Says:

    @fred:
    Big honking gun.
    Nekkid woman
    Large orange font.
    That’s the Baen I know.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Maybe Tom’s cousin has his head stuck through one of those cutouts you see in tourist traps and fairs. That explains the lack of cleavage, sensible hairdos, and his missing right leg.

    This particular display was brought to you by Second Life, which was still a big thing in 2012.

  19. Tracy Says:

    Look! It’s a robot geisha, Rooney Mara, David Duchovney, and Rooney Mara’s clone!

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