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Good Show Sir Comments: This new “Picard” novelisation blows.

Published 2023

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: 5.50 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “The Liberty Exodus”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The gimp, the pimp, and the captain of the blimp.

    That title looks like it was created by an AI.

  2. Max Bathroom Says:

    @Bruce A Munro
    ‘Twas on the starship Venus
    By Christ you should have seen us
    The impulse wave was a rubber slave
    And the Captain’s head was a penis…

  3. fred Says:

    Back cover reads like a MAGA fantasy.

  4. Tor Mented Says:

    The captain has that look like when you enter a room and forget what you came for.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Now that’s more like it! Yesterday’s cover was disappointingly competent if misjudged but this is truly inept and revealing far more about the psyche of the “artist” than I really am comfortable knowing.

  6. NomadUK Says:

    From Amazon:-

    About the Author
    Sheltered from the scorching Arizonan sun in Prescott, Ryan spends his days hunched over a keyboard, constantly practicing his art as he hunts for ultimate knowledge.

    Not sheltered enough, I fear.

  7. Ryan Says:

    It wasn’t me, I swear.

    The knowledge I seek is what my wife wants to do, eat or wear. And then assert that I am also on board with that decision.

  8. Leak Says:

    Wait, are we doing non-photographed covers now? Because no one can convince me that someone held the e-book perfectly aligned in front of a lens here… 😛

  9. Emster Says:

    @fred – agreed. it’s also somewhat underwhelming, nap-inducing. also noticed on Amazon that there are no book reviews. mighty suspicious…

    @Ryan – phew, that’s a relief. we were all worried for a moment, got a little awkward in here.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Leak: Quite agree. It’s not like GSS hasn’t been sitting on a treasure trove of actual photos of paperback “gems” from the 70s for over 5 years. Painted by actual humans.

    @fred: I wonder if the title, cover, and entire contents were created by AI. There’s quite a lot of that going on these days to make a quick buck, or as a money-laundering scheme. The fact that it’s denominated in rupees while being a MAGA dream makes me even more suspicious. If someone in India hopes to squeeze some bucks out of RWNJ, good for them.

    @Ryan: We know you’d never do such a terrible thing. Also, along with the rupees, the fact that the bio says “Arizonan sun” instead of “Arizona sun” is a dead giveaway that whoever wrote that is NOT American. That’s strictly Commonwealth style. Also I feel sure you’d have mentioned the bulldogs here by now.

    @Max: GSS.

  11. Leak Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: that’s because the link goes to Amazon India – change the “.in” in the link to “.com” and the price will be in USD…

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Leak: Ah. Okay, duh.

    I’m still thinking it’s overpriced, and now wondering why they bothered to put it on other countries’ sites. Not ruling out more AI involvement; I bet an AI could turn out copy with better grammar and spelling.

    How did someone come across this travesty? It’s got no ratings and no reviews even though it’s been out for 3 months. Usually these things get a few from first-day buying by friends and quick reactions.

    Can’t believe the back cover actually credits an artist. How about being honest and saying “Typing stuff into Midjourney and then tweaking them a little provided by…”

    Still looking askance at that extra terminal “N”.

  13. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Hey – my lifeless cyborg eyes are up here!”

  14. Hammy Says:


    Usually, class, adding “-an” (or “-n” if the root word ends in “a”) indicates “from or associated with”, more strongly the former. Thus, “Arizonan sun” would indicate that this sun is specific to Arizona and shared with no other state.

    Brave of a backward state like Arizona to claim a sun all to itself, though the heat encountered during summer in Arizona could be interpreted as requiring the total output of a small sun….

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