Oct 02

Bum fight!

Emster Comments: Wizard’s surfin’ now
On a shield he likes to wow
Please don’t slice a hole in his kneeee

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: 4.00 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The Summoning”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Vitalstatistix called. He wants his shield back.

    (The guy in front puzzles me. Is he falling? Levitating? Wearing magic stumbling through the air boots? Did someone shut off the gravity?)

  2. Tat Wood Says:

    Of all the characters in The Goodies to get a spin-off novel, Reverend Llewellyn Llewellyn Llewellyn Llewellyn was the least likely, I would have thought.

  3. fred Says:

    If that flying disc is made of cheese the archwizard picked the wrong fight.

  4. NomadUK Says:

    Really looking forward to reading The Ummoning, the latest book in the ForGoTTeN rEalMs series … All that ummoning!

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    You need some real jaunty-hip skills to stay upright on that floating shield.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    You’ve heard of Frisbee golf. Now try the latest fitness craze Frisbee MMA (Mixed Magic Arts).

  7. Pat Tee Says:

    The in front looks like he’s putting the finishing touches on a too-real painting. And working at such an awkward angle must be agony.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Never bring a knife to a tiny galaxy fight.

  9. fred Says:

    Looking at the hands, I’m glad they’re wearing boots.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Somehow overly busy and yet dull. Meh.

    @Emster: GSS for the song.

    @Bruce: I don’t know. He could be levitating (courtesy of Getafix, who’s trying to get Vitalstatistix’ shield back), or the wizaaard has just booted him off the flying saucer. What is that rope behind his butt and the author’s name? Maybe one of those fakir ropes where the kid supposedly climbed up and disappeared?

    @BC: Not only does Wiz have a jaunty hip, so does falling man! DOUBLE jaunty hips!

    @FB: LOL. Doesn’t seem fair, Wiz obviously has more mad skillz than purple shirt guy. Maybe it’s a Harlem Globetrotters kind of set-up. whistles “Sweet Georgia Brown”

  11. Hammy Says:


    Archwizard? The definition of “arch” as an adjective is “chief, principal” as in archvillain, or “mischevious, saucy” as in arch comments.

    If it means “chief or principal”, then how are there archwizardS plural?

    If the latter, then I can picture a wizaaaaard! making arch comments as he casts Minigalaxy to ward off Jaunty Falling Guy’s knife attack to the knee….

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    @Hammy: Well, there are archbishops.

  13. Max Bathroom Says:

    Is that “no franchise” books rule now suspended?

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Max: A while ago, I think. Maybe a year? More? I don’t know, I haven’t known what the hell day/year it is since early 2020.

    Meanwhile, none of the non-series books I’ve sent in are ever posted. And BC and I still can’t get a “jaunty hip” tag.

  15. B.Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—As Krazy Kat would say, wotta woild.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: It’s like getting hit in the head by a brick.

    Is Wiz liable to fall into the central black hole of his tiny galaxy?

  17. JJYoyo Says:

    I fear that somewhere there’s a kid who got way too into the series and had the rad flaming S tattooed onto his arm. And regretting it.

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—if it’s a wormhole he falls into, I bet he’ll be transported across the universe and pop out on a Baen cover!

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Where, while he is dazzled by the fonts and boobs, he is promptly shot to death with an overcompensating zap rifle.

  20. Hammy Says:

    @Tor (#12):

    And I just *bet* they do say saucy, mischievous things…. 😉

  21. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I guess Harry Potter thought it would be cool to upgrade his wand to a knife.

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