Apr 08

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Jen comments: I was going to talk about his lack of spacesuit, or his overabundance of cleavage, or the protruding rock in space. Then I noticed that one of the strange ghost-images was smoking a cigar, and all words failed me.

Thanks to Jen! Good Find!

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: 8.20 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “Earth Blood”

  1. CSA Says:

    Holy crap. Its Weird al Yankovic.

    For some reason i can’t stop looking at the way he is holding the gun… im not sure the thing even has a handle

  2. SI Says:

    The cape… why does he have a cape?

  3. CSA Says:

    real men wear capes…. and leather trousers

  4. hampshireflyer Says:

    @ CSA – I can only guess it’s meant to fire backwards…

  5. SI Says:

    He is crusing through space on an ole piece of stone. That is pretty awesome. Though the perm… and everything else, not so awesome.

  6. Nix Says:

    That’s a deeply mystifying cover, though. I mean, orcs, sure, cigar-smokers, sure… but the thing in front looks halfway between a mammoth and a boar. Why the hell is it there?

    I’m fairly sure that’s not a gun, either. It looks like a piece of the rock. Why he’s holding it I have no idea. Keeping his balance? I mean, if he falls, even if he doesn’t get impaled on those tusks, it’s a long way down…

  7. Adam Roberts Says:

    For my money, ‘no reader will put this book down willingly’ is easily the most alarmingly intimidating cover blurb I’ve ever read.

  8. Nix Says:

    ‘It nailed itself to my hand!’ — Harriet Klausner

  9. Zazu Yen Says:

    “It’s covered in the most amazing glue!” – National Medical Center Emergency Room

  10. John Small Berries Says:

    Weird Al? Looks more like David Hasselhoff to me.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The FULL quote:

    “I am standing in my local bookstore, watching a desperate PR stunt. The sign reads: ‘Put your copy of EARTHBLOOD down here and shop for 20 dollars or more — then take EARTHBLOOD with you for FREE!’ No reader will put this book down willingly.”

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Oh no, my right arm is being pulled into a black hole, extending painfully! Must…not… show pain….!”

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    When you fire the gun, it makes an ‘EARTHBIOOO’ sound.

  14. Rev Says:

    “No reader will put their money down willingly” – ed

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Note the conspicuous lack of Earth on the cover.

  16. Ray P Says:

    The Lord of the Dance defends the galaxy from the elephant-man gang.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    David Hasselhoff’s long-awaited comeback in STARCRASH II: RETURN OF THE GALACTIC PRINCE.

  18. GSS noob Says:

    Don’t hassle the Hoff, people. He’s borrowed one of the ladies’ swimsuits from Baywatch, added some leather trousers, and he’s going to surf outer space to more fame. Or just back to Germany.

  19. JJYoyo Says:

    Judging from the view of an ENTIRE GALAXY in the background it seems that Sir Permalot is able to surf intergalactic space! Extra points for him. Each time I look at this cover it just gets more and more awesome.

  20. fred Says:

    All that’s missing is a pornstache.

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