Jun 08

Ah the 'Napoleon + Space = Awesome' equation!Click for full image

April’s Art Direction: So there’s this cosmic checkerboard, right? And on it we’ll have Alexander the Great, a Samurai, and Napoleon just kind of chilling out, each in their own separate square, completely unaware of anything around them.Now we just sit back and wait for the money to roll in.
Published 1995

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: 6.44 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “The Gamester Wars”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    You know, 1945? That horrible year of devastation, Holocaust, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, starvation, death and misery?

    Yep, those two guys claim responsibility for 1945. I have no idea why they want to carry that burden, but it’s their trip.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Where history and technology collide…”
    But doesn’t that always happen? Kinda redundant, eh?

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I’d rather have all my teeth pulled out with a pair of rusty pliers, than be credited as “co”-ANYTHING with Newt Gingrich.

  4. Phil Says:

    I thought “Newt Gingrich of 1945” was a Busby Berkely movie, like “Gold Diggers of 1933”.

    Where history and technology collide… inside Napoleon’s jacket, apparently.

    I didn’t know that was Alex the Great (top left). I thought it was just some guy with a squashed face and bad hairpiece, carrying a melon.

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    No, no, no, they have it all wrong, it should be Paul Lynde in the centre square!

  6. Seamyst Says:

    I’m guessing that the top line is supposed to read, “Coauthored 1945 with Newt Gingrich” (which, incidentally, is also active voice, as opposed to passive).

  7. Unk Says:

    History and technology colliding? Why didn’t anybody else think of that before!

    Newt Gingrich of 1945:

  8. fred Says:

    Forstchen’s “Lost Regiment” series should have spawned some horrid covers given its premise, but alas sanity ruled.

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Apparently, “Gamester Wars” are like “Celebrity Squares” but played over a period of thousands of years.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    There IS a “Newt Gingrich of 1945” musical movie! Perhaps you’ve seen it:

  11. Prudynce Says:

    I’m mainly confounded by Newt Gingrich.

  12. Ian Says:

    The trilogy

    Game Wars
    Gamest Wars
    Gamester Wars

    Each book contains some “eye of newt”

  13. Smith Says:

    Wow, this has 5 separate fonts.

    Is that a GSS record?

    And shouldn’t “coauthor” be hyphenated?

    As for the samurai, I am reminded of Lord Dark Helmet in Spaceballs.

    Whatever happened to Rick Moranis?

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    Thank god, the complete Gamester Trilogy all in one volume. Do you know how hard it is to find these books individually?!?

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Soon, other authors will also try to use politician “cred” to sell their books:

    – “Coauthor with Sarah Palin of NOTES ON THE INSIDE OF HER HAND”

    – “Coauthor with Anthony Weiner of SAUCY TWITTERS”

    – “Coauthor with Bashar Al-Assad of TORTURE AND EXECUTION MEMO”

    – “Coauthor with G.W.Bush of MY BIOGRAPHICY by George W. Bush”

  16. Zycrow Says:

    Seems like there’s a lot more colliding here than just history and technology. My head against a brick wall, for example.

  17. Dalton H. Says:

    Newt Gingrich?!? The politician?!?

  18. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Everyone sing: “Here is the story…of a man named Brady…Who was busy with three boys of his own…They were four men, living all together,
    Yet they were all alone. ” – ah the good old days when family values meant something…I wonder what kind of family values you’d get with Alexander, a Samurai, and Napoleon?

  19. Jami Says:

    Ah! I see I’m not the only one who thought of The Brady Bunch when viewing this cover.

  20. Muttley Says:

    Given the level of historical accuracy on show here, that’s probably supposed to be Genghis Khan in the middle.

  21. Tom Noir Says:

    Given the author’s connection to the noted Senator, Twitterer and 2012 Presidential Candidate, you’d think giving old Newt a square on the board wouldn’t have been out of the question.

  22. Tat Wood Says:

    Newt Gingrich of 1945? Is that like Batman of Tomorrow, who came back from the future and teamed up with Robin when Batman broke his arm?

    I imagine a Newt Gingrich (1945 model) would be trying to stop funding for ENIAC on the grounds that one day thinking machines will be linked up to home televisor units.

  23. anon Says:

    Alexander and Napoleon may be great strategists and tacticians, but I don’t think they stand a chance against a highly-trained, armored warrior with a blade – not equipped like that anyway. Three books of it must be gruesome read.

  24. Anna T. Says:

    “Sir, we have several problems.”
    “What problems?”
    “Ah, Napoleon’s turned up, but Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan both sent bad impersonators.”
    “Great. That’s just great. How is this trilogy supposed to work AT ALL well if two of the stars are MISSING?”

    – conversation between the author and his long-suffering assistant

  25. A.R.Yngve Says:

    A snake cannot deny its nature, and I cannot deny the opportunity for a cheap joke. Here goes…

    – “Coauthor with Rudy Giuliani of ARDY-ARDY-ARDY LA-LA LA-LA AY-YI-YI-YI”

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