The New Cover
Posted on October 25, 2007 Posted by John Scalzi 23 Comments
Jeff Hentosz, who is handy with that there Photoshop, sends word that he’s “fixed” the cover of The Android’s Dream for me:
Clever. Adorably sick, but clever.
All I can say is, I’m glad I didn’t Photoshop this. Because then people would be asking me about my deadlines.
Don’t ask, people. Just. Don’t.
Hee! Jeff is teh Awesome!
Hey, Jeff taught me some HTML stuff, so I’ll forgive him a great deal. (Until he sent me the email, I though HTML stood for Hatemail. Shows what I know.)
BTW, I still think it should stand for Hatemail.
Ha! I love the idea of The Android’s Dream reimagined as a children’s book.
Re: deadlines– I nearly fell asleep over my I-Law homework last night, so I ain’t going there. Speaking of the evil might summon it. Good luck with yours though.
Jeff – sweet!
We need to have a Photoshop showdown, one of these days over on Whateveresque. Imagine the glee of an entire thread spiraling out of control, and John having to perform his first phpBB Lock command.
When I first glanced at the title I thought it said “Pat the Mutton” so I thought that it was going to be a paean to self-dating using a euphemism for “choking the chicken”. Oops, never mind.
That is made of awesome! I would buy copies of a children’s version like that for all the kids I know, my own included.
My kids (now older teens) used to prefer books like that… no fluffy bunnies for them unless the beasties had fangs, a la Monty Python.
Okay. We won’t ask. We’ll just assume.
You mean we WEREN’T asking you about deadlines when you posted that photo of bacon taped to your cat?
Now I’m thinking of picture books published by the Church of the Evolved Lamb…
PAT THE MUTANT!!!
OMFG! Teh funny! LOL INFINITY!
What deadlines, John? Surely all that unpleasantness is in the past now . . .
Must… resist… urge… to… ask…
Is it perhaps one of these?
If you run into any more kids like that, The Spider and the Fly by Tony DeTerlizzi is one of my favorite books to gift.
The only thing it’s missing is you could append “Agent to the Stars” below the author’s name — making it look like he might BE the agent to the stars and bring in that important Britney Speers fan base, who might be up to reading children’s books by now.
Thanks, folks! *puffs out chest and does that “Little Rascals” thing, shaking clasped hands on either side of my head*
Old Jarhead: HAHAAAAA! Comedy gold. Clean your glasses.
Christian: Yer on. Next time somebody is inspired here, let’s start a forum topic under Free Play called “The Whateveresque Cybertronic Refrigerator Door.”
…yeeerg. Considering the mutant squicked me, and I don’t squick easily, I can’t see anyone wanting to pat it.
Se tell me, John, have you ever read Greg Bear’s Dead Lines? ;)
The Church of the Evolved Lamb should not only print children’s books, but also send young people in pairs door-to-door to spread the word. These young people should have wooly blue hair, of course.
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