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Apr 25

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Good Show Sir Comments: WTF is he wearing?

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1991

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: 8.29 out of 10)
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18 Responses to “Under Fire”

  1. A. R. Yngve Says:

    The webmaster asked what the protagonist is wearing, and I’ll tell you what he ISN’T wearing: Anything that an armed dog owner hiking in a desert would need.

    I mean, that costume has no pockets. He hasn’t even got a backpack.
    List of important items he hasn’t got:

    – Water + food for him and his dogs
    – Ammo for his rifle
    – Sleeping bag
    – Radio /communicator
    – Hat/cap against the scorching sun
    – Breathing mask (against volcanic dust/fumes)
    – Sunblock
    – First Aid kit
    – Dog leash
    – A box of Yappy’s Dog Treats (those dogs need calming down)
    etc.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “You slag off my unique denim and leather combo? I release the hounds!”

  3. fred Says:

    This cover deserves an attacking 250 kg carnivorous General Woundwort.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    He’s wearing unhumpable waders, over the long-johns he’s been forced to wear after all his trousers were wrecked. To be honest, if I was yomping through a cactus-forest, I’d have something with sleeves too but he’s there because until now he was the tallest object in the desert…

    Wouldn’t a volcano affect their sense of smell?

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    “It’s in the cacti! It’s coming!”

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    “Whoah! I almost shot cousin Skeeter!”

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    K-9 Cur: Under Fur by Kenneth Von Gundog

  8. daard23 Says:

    Can we get a “cat people” tag on this? I’m pretty sure they’re just off screen (in the Baen section).

  9. fred Says:

    All 4 covers in the series. There looks to be quite the attrition amongst the dogs.

    https://www.amazon.com/K-9-Corps-Kenneth-Von-Gunden/dp/0441424961

  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    The secret life of a supermarket trolley collector.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The circus called: they want their trained dogs and the strongman’s outfit back.

  12. Emster Says:

    1980’s Jazzercise called: they want their… erm… nope, that’s okay, his outfit is even too awkward for them… or maybe I presume too much:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozoTzkCeO-A

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    THX wins.

  14. Emster Says:

    @Tat Wood: Agreed!

    @THX: GSS!

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    He appears to be wearing a leather bodysuit over acid-wash jeans (but no shirt under), with a roadwork guy’s reflective best on top.

    I hope nothing scares the crap out of him, because there’s no way he’s getting his butt (or dick) out in anything like a timely manner.

    He should be sunburned and stinky after an hour, at which point the dogs will eat him, since he doesn’t have anything for them as @ARY noted.

    Maybe he dies in Chapter 1 and the dogs go to someone who knows what they’re doing. I hope.

    @Emster: The 80s and 90s called; they said they don’t want any of this back.

  16. Tracy Says:

    Billy Crystal (so I name him) truly is hopeless if he’s wearing a ladie’s bathing suit over his jeans and then that safety vest. But the little dog to the left is more puzzling as it seems to be wearing a bundle of wheat on its head.

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tracy: isn’t that its tail?

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I think it’s supposed to be doggo’s tail behind it, but the art is so badly done it does look more like a bundle of some kind of grass atop the head. I rule that @Tracy and @Bruce are both correct.

    @Tracy: I think it’s a leather woman’s swimsuit, but that still doesn’t explain why it’s over his jeans. Nothing will ever explain that outfit. He does look like a young Billy.

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