Oct 26

Can't look at the explosions... can't... I'll look so lame...Click for full image

Art Direction: Lets just get Jim from accounting, he works out right? We’ll put him in my air-soft kit and spice it up a little. People who read books love that type of stuff. It will be just like a TV show, but on a book.
Published 2011

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: 4.73 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Stark’s War”

  1. Scott B Says:

    Surely it has to be some sort of faux pas to put your own alternate pseudonym on your book cover — and in a bigger font that the ostensible actual author name, to boot.

  2. Kathryn Says:

    What’s brilliant is The Lost Fleet is highly repetitive. You should put the Ace covers up, because they’re laughably wrong. “Right, so we’ve got this series about unrealistically huge battles in space. Let’s get pictures of a bloke in space armour on various planets.”

  3. Adam Roberts Says:

    I asked Stark what he thought about this cover, but Stark wasn’t impressed. In fact, Stark swore.

    Thank you. I’m here all week. Try the veal.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Bada-Bum, Adam. 🙂

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Author of the NY Times bestselling series The Lost Fleet as
    A.K.A. author of the Fleeting Loss series as
    A.K.A. author of the Minnie Goes to School children’s books as
    Also author of the bestselling fantasy trilogy Really Sharp Swords as

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The FULL review quote:
    Stark’s War reads as if Hemry has been there — because if it hasn’t really happened, people won’t bother — everything has to be Reality and True Confession these days, even Science Fiction, it’s crazy. Oy vey!”

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    Yeah! Stark Wars! Darth Vader! Han Solo! Luke Skywalker! Princess – hey, wait a minute…

  8. SI Says:

    Stark’s War – One mans crusade against the use of sleeves.

  9. Phil Says:

    I imagined the author was doing a Jordan: having found fame (?) under a pseudonym, he now regrets it and is trying to re-establish himself under his real name.


    I imagined the author was doing a Marathon: re-naming as Snickers for no logical reason. (Or Jif/Cif, Treats/M&Ms, etc)

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    “Stark! Yo, Sgt. Stark! Over here!

    Hey man, you’re facing in the wrong direction. The war is that-a-way. And it might help if you pointed your gun AT the bad guys.”

  11. fred Says:

    Wonder what the people Stark is fighting call the conflict. Kill the beady eyed yobbo with the receding hairline war?

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Is there any sillier sight than a guy (usually an actor) posing with a gun?

  13. Alessandra Says:

    Bad cover paintings may look silly, but bad cover photos, especially heavily Photoshopped photos, are in a class by themselves.

  14. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Y’know, I really dislike the covers where they just photograph some model in a costume and add a background. That is soo boring. Say what you will about godawful painted covers, but at least they’re usually interesting/mystifying.

    This is just “Blehhh…”

  15. Jane Says:

    “The Lost Fleet as Jack Campbell” is a strange name for a book. Just saying.

  16. Tom Noir Says:

    Does anyone else feel that “Hemry” looks like a typo?

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @Jane, Jack Campbell is just so full of awesome that he is considered to be a fleet unto himself.

  18. Joe-Mama Says:

    The only sillier sight than a guy posing with a gun is a guy in the far future posing with a gun from the present day (an FN2000) that’s got some neon lights on it for futuristicality.

  19. Severian 67 Says:

    Soldier boy puts me in mind of Matt Damon as portrayed in Team America: World Police. He looks as if he’s just about to bleat his name in a moronic monotone.

  20. anon Says:

    It’s missing an “in” between “Jack Campbell” and “Stark’s War”.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Oh, NOW I see what he’s doing! He thinks the gun is a cellphone:
    “Hello? Hello? Hellooo..?”

  22. anon Says:

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