I’m on a seriously seriously serious deadline through Monday, so I’m keeping it simple today. I want you to go to the Flickr page of fantasy author Jim C. Hines. (When you click on the first one, it will let you go through a slide show so you don’t have to go back and forth.)
I want you to have a big laugh. I want you to come back here and tell me which of his photo gallery you like best. And then I will let random.org pick out a person to win a book of their choice. Yep, any book. Yep, international.
A little backstory. I wish I could tell you all the background, but suffice it to say that for a while now, Jim delightfully agreed to periodically try to emulate the ridiculous poses women and men (but mostly women) are put into for a lot of sci fi, fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal covers. Eventually, he turned the project into a fundraiser that ended with himself and several titans of SF/F posing for a group shot. It is hilarious.
So…what are you waiting for? Get ready to GUFFAW, I tell you! (And my fave? The Lois McMaster Bujold cover.)
Now, we could have a serious discussion about sexist book covers, but that’s a topic for a Shop Talk day.
Have fun out there this Friday!