Jun 02

Like the great aurora borealis, the eternity brigade neon sign sweeps the sky.Click for full image

Lauren Comments: The colors on this are just so awful. And spike heels? But at least she’s not in a fur bikini. Although he appears to be having some wardrobe malfunction with his shirt.

At least he doesn’t have a mullet!
Thanks to Lauren!

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: 5.24 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Eternity Brigade”

  1. cutmanmike Says:

    I think this book is completely fine! EXCEPT for one thing, what’s going on with the text at the top?

  2. Parker Says:

    Yea and that one thing is actually pretty darn huge!

    No wonder they look scared, they’re being attacked by a glowing neon sign.

  3. Herm Says:

    The girl appears to be sticking her bum out for no good reason, and I can’t imagine those shoes are practical, and I’m not sure if he’s sitting awkwardly with an injured leg or doing some kind of balletic leap, but the overall effect of the artwork I rather like. Only the neon Pearl and Dean text ruins proceedings, as both of the characters seem to be acknowledging too.

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    He’s looking at the ‘R’ in ‘BRIGADE’. He’s cross. He’s thinking: ‘that’s not an R! That’s just a sort of squiggle!’

  5. James Lovegrove Says:

    Her: “Your leg is really hurt, o brave soldier. Let me clutch it like this.”


  6. SI Says:

    There seems to be some greek columns in the background. Yet the one they are leaning against seems to have something like Sumerian. I’m maybe picking too much with that one. I mean it does mention travel. Sort of…

    In fact… my eyes really want to read the the tag line from left to right. And not so much a line as a paragraph.

  7. DeadRobot Says:

    “Holy crap, what’s with that font?”

    “I know! It’s like we’re trapped in an 80s video effect!”

    “Kiss me.”

  8. James Lovegrove Says:

    @SI: He no longer to do battle wanted to on any be like the world. In any others — galaxy. Frozen in in any time, ready century…

    It’s, like, beat poetry. Translated from the French by Babelfish. The meaningfulness!

  9. CSA Says:

    She looks like Amy Winehouse. I would not let her touch me, even if i didn’t have a bleeding gash in my leg. Thats a guaranteed infection right there.

    He’s even turning his head away from her, “uuughhh, you smell like vomit”

  10. anon Says:

    What’s with the guy’s weird, too large lower limbs?

  11. hampshireflyer Says:

    Presumably she has to go around on her knees because the moment she stands up her spike heels will get her irretrievably stuck in the red sand.

  12. Phil Says:

    I’m puzzled by the large chef’s hat in the background.

  13. Tom Noir Says:

    I really don’t find this too hideous except for the ridiculous blurb text crammed in above the (neon!) title. My theory is that someone thought it would look like the scroll text from Star Wars.

    It doesn’t.

    Anyway, haven’t these people ever heard of the back cover? That’s where the plot summary traditionally goes.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    “Was…that…thing…there a minute ago?”

    “Well, if you didn’t keep hitting your head against the cement pillar, you wouldn’t keep forgetting, would you now?”

  15. Anna T. Says:

    No one on this cover is in anything resembling a comfortable or sensible pose.

    @Tag Wizard, is there a tag for that?

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @James: Well, I translated the blurb to Russian, then Japanese, then Afrikaans, and back to English. As follows:

    ‘He taller century in one of the galaxies, frozen in time that they are ready to fight in any of the world, you would be the other, and so on.’

    I think Google Translate rather lost interest.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    There’s some sort of alien smiley-face emoticon incised on the fallen pillar at the cover’s left side. Alien Google Translate renders its meaning as “WTF.”

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    So call me a moron, but what the heck is an “Eterntty Brigade”??

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: you’re a moron-butt. 馃槈

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Indeed. ;-P

  21. RachelJ Says:

    @A.R.Yngve (#18). Our Hero is clearly asking himself that precise question, as he gazes bemusedly up at the giant glowing letters hanging over his head.

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “What fresh hell is this title and giant blurb?” says our hero.

    It’s a pretty good book, even if a terrible cover what screams “Late 70’s Post-Star Wars SF!”

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