Mar 19

To be fair, at least this space suit doesn't hug my figure.Click for full image

Look, I am busy – what the hell do you want? Cover ideas? My god, man. You’re new here, right? Here’s the sheet, it has everything we need. Huge terrible multicoloured fonts, obligatory best selling author line and something like a women in a space suit looking generally awful. Don’t worry kid, you’ll pick it up soon enough. Then you’ll be one with us. Don’t run… don’t run…

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: 5.18 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “Worlds of Weber”

  1. SI Says:

    Not the worst Baen cover we’ve seen. I am enjoying the teaser chapter though. If I ever write a book my first chapter will defiantly all be numbers and figures. Completely destroying the teaser chapter ideal!! mu hahahaha!

  2. Adam Roberts Says:

    The Blown Fuse Of Tyranny has plunged the House of Life into darkness! Quick, fumble in the Kitchen Drawer of Bravery for the Torch of Freedom!

  3. Simon Says:

    I get a space suit? Yaaay!
    It makes me look like a one eyed locust? Oh.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    That is like the book-cover equivalent of Andres Serrano’s “Piss Christ.” I want to take a shower after seeing that.

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    And allow me to add that Huurrgll bleuurrrgghh.

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    All right, I was being too hard on this cover.
    I’ll give a good second look and find the deeper artistic qualities beneath the… the…

  7. chuffy Says:

    aaaarrrrgh! it’s spelt womAn not womEn, unless there are more than one of them. Sorry but that persistent smelling pistake is getting on my nerves!

  8. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    Hmm. Her eyes are slightly crossed. Clearly she is focused on some tiny scratch on her visor.

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    Anne Hathaway is… SpaceCatWoman! A twist for the 21st Century!

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Did you know? In the worlds of Weber, it’s possible to goose someone through a space suit!

  11. random Donna Says:

    When I first saw the title, I thought the book would be full of recipes for grilling. Kind of a disappointment, really.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @random Donna 11รขโ‚ฌโ€ ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Stevie T Says:

    @random Donna 11–Best chuckle I’ve had today. I will be thinking of this when I light up the BBQ later.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Why are all the other women on Baen covers…stark nakers and armed…and I’m in a space suit…?’

  15. David Cowie Says:

    Damn you THX for spotting the resemblance to Anne Hathaway three years before me.

  16. THX 1138 Says:

    @David Cowie: I can only apologise. You dreamed a dream of making a Hathaway quip and I pre-emptively stomped on it.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Includes Teaser Chapter From Another Book We Think Is Better!”

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    The Torch of Freedom is floating just under the BAEN logo. It’s a pen-torch. It’s absolutely not a toy sonic screwdriver. Honest.

  19. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Torch? I will admit to a glowy spot on the end of it, but it looks to me more like she’s standing in front of a big cardboard poster of an outer space scene, and someone out of picture is about to poke her with a stick, possibly to remind her that it’s time for her line.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I think you’re both right.

    She’s forgotten so many lines that the stage manager has become frustrated with cuing her, and has thrown their little penlight at her from off stage left whilst resigning.

    It is the (mini) Torch of Freedom From This Damn Production.*

    My first impression was that it’s a meteorite coming to hole her helmet. It really shouldn’t have been on the cover.

    * I have AmDram’ed a bit. One show was so dire until right before it went up that the stage manager and I would mutter “Springtime” to each other at least once every rehearsal. Short for “Springtime for Hitler”. Small children running amok, leading man about their emotional age, and the sound effects guy said the name of The Scottish Play in the theater and came down with chicken pox 10 days before the show. Ended up all right; his brother replaced him and was much better, and the kids settled down and were adorable. I only dropped from exhaustion once.

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