Thoughtful Thursday: Rename this cover!

36Baen is known for its cheesy cover art, but this one is particularly horrid.

Please help us rename this awful-looking story collection by Christopher Anvil. Rx for Chaos is highly rated at Amazon, by the way, so let’s not judge the book by its cover.

The author of the new title we like best wins a book from our stacks.

Got a suggestion for a horrible cover that needs renaming? Please send it to Kat.

We love this game!kelly


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KELLY LASITER, with us since July 2008, is a mild-mannered academic administrative assistant by day, but at night she rules over a private empire of tottering bookshelves. Kelly is most fond of fantasy set in a historical setting (a la Jo Graham) or in a setting that echoes a real historical period (a la George RR Martin and Jacqueline Carey). She also enjoys urban fantasy and its close cousin, paranormal romance, though she believes these subgenres’ recent burst in popularity has resulted in an excess of dreck. She is a sucker for pretty prose (she majored in English, after all) and mythological themes.

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18 comments

  1. Since that looks way more like someone trying to play an instrument than hold a weapon, I have to go with “Sabercat: Getting the Band Back Together.”

  2. Attack of the Radioactive Kittens from Outer Space

  3. April /

    ‘The New Face of Gene Simmons’

  4. “Punk Rock Guitarist Feline Space Warriors”

  5. Why does the head totally look like it’s been pasted on by a first grader?

  6. sandy ferber /

    Cat Man Do!

  7. Melanie Goldmund /

    Huh, at first I couldn’t tell if he was cradling a gun or playing some kind of guitar-shaped musical instrument, so my first thought was just plain “Def Leppard” and then I remembered a certain story by Heinlein and amended it to: “Deaf Leopard sings [i]The Green Hills of Earth[/i].”

    Cat Stevens in Space

    These Ain’t Underoos, My Furless Leader — I am Iron Cat!

  8. Chaos for Concern

  9. Arcanist Lupus /

    The Cat-astrophe, Book 1: Instruments of War.

  10. Sandy Giden /

    The Wildcats Greatest Hits

  11. Kat Scratch Fever

  12. Bobcat Seger and the Silver Bulletproof Armor

  13. Alix D. /

    wow. I have nothing to say.

  14. Lily, if you live in the USA, you win a book of your choice from our stacks.
    Please contact me (Marion) with your choice and a US address. Happy reading!

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