It’s Monday, which means it’s time for – Judgin’ a Book By It’s Cover.
This week, The Future is Japenese by several SciFi writers. The review is in no way about the stories. I commend authors who finish writing short stories, but I demean unrealistic covers.
Is that key buildings of major cities in one place? With no room next to each other? The spacing draws me to the conclusion that there are no streets in this city. It’s just building next to building in any way it could fit. I see the Eiffel tower, the tallest tower in the world from Dubai, Oh, and I just found Waldo! This city is great, but is what makes a great city the buildings? I would disagree. A building has never held me at gunpoint and asked for my wallet. If the future is Japanese, please let it be people who don’t believe in violence. That’s the kind of future I want to live in.
Look in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s a Japanese woman looking down on us. Help us Godzilla! If at any point I saw a lunar eclipse featuring a person’s face, I would say, ‘the end of times are coming!’ And then I would find a way to eject myself from this reality. That would scare the whiz out of me. A moon that was looking down on us from the sky? No thank you. Not going to happen. Please find me a place where I can hide. This is worse than Jesus’s eyes following you while you are at church. Look, we don’t need an all knowing being above us judging us, we have our conscious to do so.
I like this cover more than I love cheese curds. Yea, I said it. I like the playfulness of buildings next to each other, while an all knowing power looks over us. I give this cover an B+ for originality. Romance novels: eat your heart out.