Nov 15

My Little Ponytail

Good Show Sir Comments: I bet the fans are “queued” up for this!

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 2021

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: 3.57 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Penric’s Travels”

  1. fred Says:

    Billie Eilish cover album.

  2. Tor Mented Says:

    Okay, what joker photoshopped a Baen logo on this?

  3. Ryan Says:

    I am a little disappointed that the illustrator left off the horse and the mountain lion in the lineup along the top.

    Otherwise, this is a 10 for strong connection to the actual story within the cover. Even if Penric looks a little…pert…here.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Tintin: the Mid-Life Crisis Years.

  5. Emster Says:

    @Tat: Ha! GSS. He no longer has Snowy around to dog laugh/give him side eye for the new ‘do.

  6. Ryan Says:

    Also, this is one of those covers where you would end up using the entire bag to improve it with googly eyes.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Old Man Tintin and the Unnerving Octuplets.

    @Emster: I imagine Captain Haddock would also have something to say on his style choices if he were still alive.

  8. Emster Says:

    @Ryan: I was scrolling the googly covers, saw Orange is the New Black and my mind immediately went here:

    yep yep yep

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    These are actually really good stories, with lots of humor, set in a vivid world. So leave it to GSS’ “favorite” publisher to do a boring, drab cover. One almost longs for bright colors and explosions.

    @fred: GSSxn makes the sign of the cross

    @Tor: We wish.

    @Ryan: Definitely needs the horse and big cat. I guess they were too amusing for this cover. And I had the same thought about the depiction of Penric. He’s not actually…pert. Most of the googly eye covers are improved

    @Tat, @Emster: GSS! Yep yep yep.

    Anyway, these are definitely worth reading, but get the ebooks which aren’t by this publisher. Tasteful covers (not that it matters in ebook) and no money going to the fashies.

  10. Max Bathroom Says:

    Penric wins his bet that there is too a dafter haircut than a man bun and leaves the hipsters seething angrily behind their landscaped microbeards..

  11. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Yes, I am the author of Lois McMaster Bujold. Just call me National.”

  12. A. R. Yngve Says:

    But which nation…??

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “I insist. Mr. National is my father.”

    Which country do you think GSS’ “favorite” publisher means? They refuse to acknowledge any other.

    That, and you can’t buy their books outside North America…and I’m not sure how excited Canada is about them.

  14. Emster Says:

    Can’t speak for everyone north of the 49th Parallel, but I do get excited when I spy a book spine with that very special logo and find that the cover does not disappoint… GSS treasure hunting at its best.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Okay, so I need new glasses and better caffeination. Didn’t mean to post so BOLDLY (she said swiftly).

    Please replace with “I insist. Mr. Bestseller is my father.”

    But I guess the BOLD is appropriate for this publisher, right? Since we can usually hear their covers. Even if this one is tasteful by their standards.

    I guess our EU friends have to make due with J’ai Lu.

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