Sep 08

Thinking about it, I probably should have worn armour instead of this bikini.Click for full image

Right, with a title like that I mean it’s self explanatory, we’ll put a dragon there. What? A bikinni clad busty women with a bow and arrow? Well I don’t see….. and a space ship? But..but….oh alright then, but I’m going to give the women some furs to cover her shame. And by shame I clearly mean shoulders! Yeahhh! High five anyone? Anyone….?

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: 7.55 out of 10)

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12 Responses to “There Will Be Dragons”

  1. admin Says:

    There ya go Little Mi! Dragons! 🙂

  2. little mi Says:

    Hurrah for dragons! Actually I do rather like the dragon in this one, its a shame that its obscured by the lady in a such a ridiculous outfit. I’m not even sure where to begin, though I would say she’s certainly not going to be doing much jumping around in such unsuportive chest covering…

    …and what’s the space ship doing in this picture?!

  3. SI Says:

    Who knows what the hell that spaceship is doing there. We might have to read it to find out. haha

    And yea, she definitely is not fit for adventuring! Talk about lack of adequate foot wear 😉

  4. CSA Says:

    Not to mention the fact she has only one shoulder pad.

    i bet she shoots down the spaceship with her bow.

    What is with with Baen covers and the orange fonts on all the covers? Is there only one cover editor at Baen? He spins the font wheel, changes the colour to orange and that’ll do?

  5. SI Says:

    Well when you have a winning formula why change it? haha

    Maybe it is just one guy and he is doing the only thing he learnt how to in his photoshop 4 week night course.

  6. AikoAiko Says:

    Ah, dearest John Ringo. You never fail to disappoint with an endless supply of shiny and garish book covers (I have been occasionally mocked when seen with his books, but I am not ashamed. Mostly).

    To shed some light on the spaceship/dragon/elf clothing combination…

    In the far future, technology has advanced until people live a virtual utopia. You get your genes changed to become whatever you wish, like a mermaid or whatever. Suddenly, government goes to war and the world is plunged into barbarism. It’s up to the only people left with useful pre-Industrial skills, i.e. reenactors, to save the day. That’s basically the plot of the book. It’s a sci-fi justification for a fantasy/alternate historical novel.

    The elf is Bast and the artist drew her exactly how Ringo described her. Blame John Ringo. She dresses like that because she’s not human and needs neither warmth nor protection. She thinks how she dresses is hilarious.

    Also, I never realized just how ORANGE and tinfoil this cover was until I saw it in picture form. Maybe I deserve to be laughed at…

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    There Will Be Staring Off Into the Distance, With Jaws Slackened.

    It’s not a bad dragon–in fact, the damage to the wings is intriguing–and it’s not a badly-drawn elf lady. But every time I flip past this image, I can’t help but feel that they & the space craft are all in the same plane, at exactly in the same proportion. And also, that there’s a monstrous forest fire just behind them.

  8. Jaouad Says:

    Is that dragon strapped to her back?
    Is it actually a cardboard cutout of a dragon strapped to her back?
    Is it perchance Hallowe’en?

  9. FeařofMușic Says:

    I loved the movie version. Daniel Day Lewis was great as always. I certainly remember the line “I drink your milkshake!” But I don’t remember a scantily dressed woman with a bow. Is that in the ‘Director’s Cut’ perhaps?

  10. Tag Wizard Says:

    How does this not already have a “BEHIND YOU” tag affixed? Poof!

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Review quote by George Takei.

  12. Rev Says:

    For a hand-painted painting this makes no sense. Why is there a small amount of another person standing behind the elf lady? It adds nothing to the cover and would have involved more painting effort. This second person doesn’t even have legs or a face.

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