Mar 27

It's a women's book. Put some arse on it.

Emster comments: If you’re worried about folks questioning your sanity, how ’bout putting on some pants before to you leave the house?

Published 2010

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: 6.50 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Woman on the Edge of time”

  1. fred Says:

    Where’s Frazetta when he is needed most.

  2. Max Bathroom Says:

    I’ve never before thought of Randy Newman as a feminist songwriter:

  3. Tor Mented Says:

    @fred: GSS.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Ron Kitaj deserved better than being squidged into the corner of this dull book.

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    Is this a book of shorts?

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    According to the cover, the following things happen in the book.
    A streetwalker checks her watch. Gwyneth Paltrow and friend debate the wisdom of having a streetwalker provide the scent for a certain “This Smells Like” candle. Meanwhile, a girl kept after school watches her gym teacher grab an invisible woman by the arse. Ben Franklin, fed up with it all, decides to go fly a kite.

  7. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Transcript of editorial meeting, shortly before this book went to press:

    “Now, this is a landmark feminist work, so I need not mention how important it is that ‘Woman on the Edge of Time’ gets the very best possible cover design and artwork. Right, sisters?”

    “Of course.”



    “Here’s the art department’s first choice of cover. Very serious, very sophisticated… yes, Brenda?”

    “I feel the colors are too masculine. Too patriarchal. It should be more… gray.”


    “Gray. With a nondescript mark on it, so that it looks like someone dropped it on a dusty floor.”

    “Okay. Any thoughts about the artwork… Melissa?”

    “The art takes too much space. It should mirror the oppression that women feel under patriarchy. Could we… oppress the image a bit? Like… shrink it into a corner?”

    “Good idea.”

    “I agree.”

    “Okay. The blurb looks fine, very oppressed, calling the woman protagonist insane… any comments?”

    “No, it’s fine.”

    “No changes.”

    “Finally, the review quotes. We have loads of gushing quotes from other women writers like… Margaret Atwood…”

    “That bitch.”

    “I hate her.

    “And how about…”

    “No, I’d never quote her. She loves this book, but… I can’t stand her.”

    “Right… how about this bland quote from United Press International?”

    “Well, it doesn’t offend me.

    “I’m not triggered.”

    ‘An engrossing story’ it is, then. Fine! Take it to the press. Well done, sisters!”

    “I can’t tell you how validated I feel after this meeting!”

    “Today we took down the patriarchy! Lunch, anyone?”

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    Graphic designer “okay, I’ll just click on align upper right aaaaand done!”

  9. NomadUK Says:

    Woman on the left is doing that little dance one does whilst waiting in the queue to the Ladies’. In the meantime, the bloke in the yellow hat is heading straight into the Gents’. And the landlord has called time, thus the title of the book.

  10. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Pinkshorts was looking out the window when the nuke hit.

  11. Francis Boyle Says:

    What were they thinking? I mean there must be an almost limitless supply of fashion shots from the 60s. Even more if there prepared to move forward a few decades.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Which is the woman (singular) this is about? Not Madame Arse, I hope, but fear. And why is everything squooshed into a corner? were they thinking it was going to be a non-standard sized book?

    So women on the edge of time do nothing but wander aimlessly sans trou, or sit around moping?

    I have been given to understand that WOTEOT have much more exciting things to do, thanks to that documentary series the BBC has been running for over 50 years. And their posteriors are covered even if only by miniskirts or furry loincloths.

    @Tor: GSS!

  13. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Yup…GSS @Tor #5 😀

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    #7 and #8 gave me a chuckle. GSS!

  15. Emster Says:

    I thought this cover might be a dud for comments, but clearly I’ve underestimated the sheer cheekiness of the GSS gang.

    @ARY – I had a meeting like that last week – got my eye roll exercises in…

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