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Corwin Comments: The first time I saw this cover, I couldn’t take my off off it for at least 5 minutes in macabre fascination. The art work is amazingly detailed, right down to the untied shoe laces. Even so, three car wrecks, a space ship, and an alligator make for quite a combination with Jeff Martini and Katherine “Kitty” Katt.
Published 2010

Might be comedy, but I can’t resist a space alligator!
Many thanks to Corwin!

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: 5.64 out of 10)

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27 Responses to “Alien Tango”

  1. SI Says:

    I think we need as many James Bond esk puns as possible:

    Women: Where’s General Durkov?
    Man: He’s… feeding the gator.
    Women: He’s still alive!?!
    Man: No no I killed him, I just thought….
    Women: You’re dumped…
    Man: awww…..

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I’d like to point out:

    1. Any tango wherein the gentleman must lift the lady and all four of her arms completely off the floor is alien to me.

    2. “Alien Tango by Gina Koch” is an anagram for “No Tin Algae by A Choking”.

    I don’t know…I’d read it in public!

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Looks like they’re having a Dirty Dancing moment, but an extremely disinterested Dirty Dancing moment. “OK, let’s do the lift…” “Yeah… whatever…”

  4. Joel Says:

    A sense of danger will be created if they’re looking in different directions, a sense of purpose if their knees are pointed all in the same direction.


    Yeah, you’ll see. Add whatever else you like: crocodiles, collisions, blurbs from the Midwest Book Review. Won’t make a difference.

  5. Evad Says:

    Any girl who packs an RPG is my kind of gal.

    This one flustered even the Roll Over Quip.

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I really like this cover. If that makes me a nerd, then call me a nerd!

  7. Phil Says:

    You know when you’ve been Alien Tangoed.

  8. gregorio Says:

    Not a good sign when the book review blurb compares it to two middling movies.

  9. Green Says:

    I want to read this book. (I know, the shame… 🙂

  10. Dalton H. Says:

    Can Gieco save you $15 in fifteen minutes? Does it take two to alien tango?

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    You know the review quote is taken out of context when it starts with “…”.

    The FULL quote:

    “My stomach flu is now on its third day, and my gut feels like an amalgam of Earth Girls Are Easy merged with Evolution… God, make it stop!”

  12. Adam Roberts Says:

    The scrollover text is very …. laconic. Precise, though. I’ll give it that.

  13. Brian B. Says:

    Well even the review quote itself “feels like an amalgam of Earth Girls Are Easy merged with Evolution”…is that necessarily a GOOD thing? Neither film was particularly well reviewed if I remember correctly.

  14. Adam Roberts Says:

    I had some, er, private anatomy related spam in my inbox last week, and the subject line was ‘GINI KOCH!!!”

  15. Herm Says:

    Yngve (#6), if you’re a nerd, I’m happy to be one alongside you. It’s really nice art and there’s a gratuitous reptile. I would want my as-yet-unwritten fantasy novels to have this artist doing their covers in this style.

  16. IZ Says:

    Because of those red sneakers, all is forgiven…

  17. blodeuedd Says:

    I am gonna read this one soon 😉 loving the cover and can’t wait to see those gators in action

  18. Rex Says:

    No offense, but this cover rules. I’m seriously going to read this book now.

  19. The Comment Wizard Says:

    Offense taken! How dare you say good things! 😛

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    How is he able to achieve that position?

    And where’s Alien Cash?

  21. Perry Armstrong Says:

    The cover quote may describe this as “an amalgam of Earth Girls Are Easy merged with Evolution”, but what I’m seeing is “Billie Piper Meets Archer”.

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Perry: links to the fanfic? 🙂

  23. anon Says:

    So, are you saying there’s 19 titles in the series before this one?
    Alien Alfa
    Alien Bravo
    Alien Charlie
    Alien Delta
    Alien Echo
    Alien Foxtrot
    Alien Golf
    Alien Hotel
    Alien India
    Alien Juliett
    Alien Kilo
    Alien Lima
    Alien Mike
    Alien November
    Alien Oscar
    Alien Papa
    Alien Quebec
    Alien Romeo
    Alien Sierra

    And 7 more to come?
    Alien Uniform
    Alien Victor
    Alien Whiskey
    Alien X-ray
    Alien Yankee
    Alien Zulu
    Alien Dash

    There are a couple of misses there, but most of them seem more interesting, if not actually better, names than Alien Tango.

    BTW, the author’s name is Gini Koch?! That’s about as inviting as Amnesty Pol Pot.

  24. Tom Noir Says:

    Oh my god, you know my uncle??!

  25. Jon Says:

    I know I’m commenting way late here – last was in August of last year – but I have to say it:

    That *can’t* be her hand on the guy’s shoulder, ’cause she has no left arm – or it isn’t attached to her left shoulder….

  26. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Jon: she’s an alien. Didn’t you read the bloody title?

  27. Jon Says:

    @DSWBT: Darnit! Sorry, got distracted thinking about an amalgam of “Earth Girls Are Easy” and “Evolution”….

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