Saturday, July 11, 2009

Worst Cover Ever: Round 1

"Dragonsinger" by Anne McCaffrey is one of my all time favorite books in the Sci-Fi genre. It's a part of her Dragon Rider's of Pern series, which I consider to be her best work.

But this cover makes it look like a horror novel and (typical of all bad covers) doesn't even come close to being accurate within the context of the story itself. Look at that hair!!!! Honestly, wtf???? No self respecting musician (which Menolly was) would keep their instruments propped as scenery around her bed. Which wasn't a bed in a box, but rather 2 cots tied together, nor was it in a stone alcove. And don't even get me started on her firelizards. Not. Even. Close.

Cover art by Rowena Morrill = FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Richard said...
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Richard said...

God-damn-it, only four lines of my comment were displayed, and the rest was totally lost.

Acacia said...

Wish there was some way to retrieve what you wrote Richard. Serious bummer!!!!!!!!!!!!!