Jul 09

Well at least I don't need my suit to 'enhance' my body.Click for full image

Nix Comments: This book is reasonable-if-crappy (it’s a Modesitt, so it has Modesitt’s sole interchangeable plot) and the cover is a pretty good depiction of a scene from the book… but the cover is so badly done it distracted me from reading the book. I’m not even sure what’s wrong with it. Are those bobbleheads or are they actually almost in proportion and merely a horrible example of the dangers of having naturalistic heads and cartoon everything else? I don’t know.
Published 2000

Space pilots are so moody!
Thanks to Nix!

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: 6.77 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “Gravity Dreams”

  1. SophaLoaf Says:

    What would Gravity Dreams of?

  2. Tommi Says:

    “Not only does this helmet protect you from vacuum, Gina … ”
    “No, John? What else can it do?”
    “Well Gina, it can chop your onions …”
    “No way John …”
    “… it also flattens your ears!”
    “Tell us what else is in the package, John.”
    “Ok, Gina, if you order now, we’ll throw in one of thsese space suits…”
    “… but that’s not all John, is it?”
    “… of course not. The next ten buyers will get one of those space ships behind me …”

    drone drone drone …

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Gravity dreams are HEAVY, man…

  4. SI Says:

    “Come on Sara, can you really tell me my ass doesn’t look great in this!”

    Don’t listen to him soph! Heavy is just wrong! It’s all about mass! 😛

  5. M. Bouffant Says:

    I can only assume the artiste is the best in the biz at drawing sporty space suits, but if she or he were just one bit worse at human heads/faces the art director would be forced to call in someone who could at least pencil in a proportionate face, or Photoshop in a handsome yet brooding stock photo face.

  6. DeadRobot Says:

    “Due to budget cut backs we actually don’t have spacesuits. These are just props from Lost In Space (19980

    “Mine smells like Heather Graham!”

  7. Danno Says:

    Hah, I remember reading that when I was 14. I thought it was a cool cover in the late-90’s.

  8. Nix Says:

    SophaLoaf: a better title would have been ‘Antigravity Dreams’, because the title is a reference to people’s dreams of antigravity, which plays a very small part n the book (I think it’s mentioned in two paragraphs, total). The book is quite depressing: massive amounts of setup and then it’s like he forgot that there should be a payoff somewhere too.

    On reflection I think the people’s heads are distorted: the man’s head is half the size of his torso, and much larger than his helmet. Perhaps he looks so broody because he’s trying to work out if he can survive without oxygen.

  9. Evad Says:

    Odd engineering. External wires and hoses? A cool look but could cause snag issues at the worst moment.
    No, don’t use a sports bra – just build in ample accommodation with structural reinforcements. Looks comfy

  10. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    The guy would be almost in proportion if his suit were simply painted onto skin, which might be what happened. But if it has even a little bit of thickness, it throws his head into balloonism.

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    Is there a tag for “boob armor”?

  12. e.lee Says:

    Taylor Lautner’s pre-Twilight career – modelling anti-grav suits

  13. Tommi Says:

    @Dave … maybe it’s her helmet. Maybe she was naughty and now he took her helmet and she’s not allowed to go into space for seven days …

  14. anon Says:

    Dave, he still has a huge head.
    And it doesn’t really look like his helmet would fit.

    What’s a recluce?

  15. Phil Says:

    Recluce. Noun: one who doecn’t like to be ceen.

  16. Kathleen Says:

    Paul Rudd is taller than expected.

  17. Nix Says:

    Hm. They *are* both stuffed full of nanotech. Perhaps nanotech causes swelled heads? I mean it seems to do everything else plots require from eat the world to curing bad drunken singing.

  18. Tom Noir Says:

    Holy Uncanny Valley, Batman!

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Master Chief’s lost all his mystique to me.

  20. Anna T. Says:

    @Tag Wizard: “Proportional Issues” please!

  21. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Tax avoidance scheme causes Jimmy Carr to travel further afield.

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Her: “Morning wood again, eh?”
    Him: “It’s this damn suit — it leaves nothing to the imagination!”
    Her: “And it makes my thighs look fat!”

  23. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s as if they decided to combine ‘Jupiter Ascending’ and ‘Zoolander II’ to make a tax-loss film that nobody would ever want to watch.

  24. Tat Wood Says:

    Dipper and Mabel look different as adults.

  25. anon Says:

    Great huge melons of the craft Fun o’ Caca II
    Model Jitters

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