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Amid the towering stacks of a mysterious Library we desperately ‘review’ books we haven’t read — with tenacity, ingenuity and love. We only judge a book by its cover!

June 4, 2020

75 · The Reverse Dewey

Cover artEmma Rind and John HCCF's marriage has cooled since that impulsive night on Arcturus, because of the secrets they keep: neither can admit to the other they're an intergalacitc spy! On a last 'romantic' trip to the star where they first met they have to admit how mismatched they are — until the arrival of a band of wanted criminals sparks the thrilling excitement they've been missing.

— "Slow train to Arcturus" by Eric Flint & Dave Freer

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May 28, 2020

74 · Reverse Werewolf Boyfriend Quest

Cover artThis week's episode was 'filmed' before a 'live' 'audience' — in place of the planned live show in Croydon we did a livestream! You can see the recording here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nDfy5BGoIMA

In a world of noble wolves there is a small hidden group afflicted with reverse lycanthropy: once a month at the full moon(or in a moment of uncontrolled emotion) they will revert to a more primitive human form, capable of preternatural feats of passive agression, protecting the world of wolves from the dark legions of Karens and Chads who prey upon it from the shadows.

— "Silver Crown" by William Bridges

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May 21, 2020

73 · Finnish is the Opposite of French

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Working as a flying saucer-wrecker, our young hero finds himself in the midst of an intergalactic conspiracy when his shift-leader ends up dead! He will have to prove his innocence by finding his way out of the trouble he's been dropped in.

— "Muerte en Soucoupe Volante" by Pierre Tollet

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May 14, 2020

72 · No Baiting on the Sabbath

Cover artIn a world where witches are both loved and feared, it brings great status to a town or village to have their own garden-witch — but the wiley creatures are hard to lure in and get to settle. So when the hamlet of Titisee seeks to increase their tourist appeal they turn to  reclusiveGuild of witch-baiters that claims to always get results, or your money back.

— "The Witch-Baiter" by Charles Birkin

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May 7, 2020

71 · The Florence Foster Jenkins of Podcasting

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While practicing for his upcoming debut as opera singer in the role of Papageno from Mozart's Magic flute, up and coming baritone Kenneth Rogered finds himself transported by the magical Glockenspiel to the mystical world of Isis and Osiris, caught in a conflict where both see him as the problem rather the solution and he'll eventually have to decide which world he belongs to.

— "Witch World" by Andre Norton

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April 30, 2020

70 · Jockstraps for boobs

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When low-rent Comic-Con's panel on crocheting Superhero Blankets accidentally summons an eldritch horror, the only thing standing between an Elder God invasion and the attendees cowering in the Dealers Den is a squad of Maleficent cosplayers.

— "Times without Number" by John Brunner

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April 23, 2020

69 · Nice

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As dictated by tradition every dragon must acquire his weapon in conquest, but for one young fire-lizard his knight in shining armour just doesn't seem to want to come; as the laughing stock of his peers he sets off to find his knight himself and hopefully win his blade in time for him to join the impeding dragon war.

— "A Sword for a Dragon" by Christopher Rowley

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April 22, 2020

Announcement! Livestream Apr 25!

We've sadly had to cancel our live show at the Bonus Stage in Croydon, which we'd previously hinted at — so we're doing it on the INTERNET instead!

Click here to tune in to the Cover My Ass Live Extravaganza: 

Reverse Werewolf Boyfriend Quest!



April 16, 2020

68 · Daniel Craig in Rian Johnson’s “The Baroness”

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International woman of mystery "The Baroness", who, unlike many of her male counterparts actually maintains her secret identity and mission-ready status faces off against her longtime nemesis Blowfinger alongside her trusty but wholly impractical Afghan hounds against the backdrop of a world shrugging out of the carefree '60s and into the Welsh-Argentinan Cold War using cunning, political savoir-faire, and haute couture.

— "The Baroness: The Ecstasy Connection" by Paul Kenyon

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April 9, 2020

67 · Bucked in the Futon

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To combat an extragalctic threat which voraciously consumes all flesh in its path, the genetically eroded human species tries to 3D-print a new strain of super-soldiers using the only evidence still extant: the Falcon Studios back catalog of gay porn.

Wildly successful, the program's results are not quite what the New Humans — nor the adversary threatening to swallow it — had in mind.

— "Dark Sky Legion" by William Barton

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