Cover My Ass
Khaki & K
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!
100 · Deep Into the F
Nov 26 2020
100 · Deep Into the F
At the end of the world and in the face of uncertainty, two friends careen through colliding worlds, all baffling yet strangely familiar, toward their final destinations. — "Soldiers" by John Dalmas Thank you for joining us on Cover My Ass, where baffling books were reviewed, but not read! Special thanks to our Friends Of The Library: Chris, JM, Matt, Old Pines, Glim, Saint, Ryan Campbell, and that inexhaustible font of fantastic covers, GoodShowSir. We hope you've enjoyed your journey through the Library as much as we have. And we hope you'll join us on our next project: So Farscape!
Nov 26 2020
99 · Weer As Folk
Belle-Amy Falcon, a mild-mannered bakery proprietor and fifth-generation Sourdough Sorceress discovers her ancestors' secret Grain Grimoire and decides to fulfill her family's master plan: a sex-cult army of werewolves. Lacing her doughs with lycanthrocytic potions, she seeks to convert unwitting shoppers into dreaded lycanthropes — now if only she could get it to work on women, too... — "Boys, Baps & Breeding" by Billi Wolf Find CoverMyAssCast on https://twitter.com/covermyasscast (Twitter), Gmail and http://www.covermyasscast.com/ (covermyasscast.com).
Nov 19 2020
98 · Oh Murr
Earth's most popular and sexiest stage magician has no idea he owes his stunning looks and fantastic hair to parentage from beyond the stars! But he isn't the only one, and the others don't take kindly to the attention he's bringing to their kind... — "The Adventures of Mhyr" by P. N. Elrod Find CoverMyAssCast on https://twitter.com/covermyasscast (Twitter), Gmail and http://www.covermyasscast.com/ (covermyasscast.com).
Nov 11 2020
Announcement: So Farscape!
A brand-new Farscape fancast from Yours Trulies in which a longtime fan (Khaki!) introduces his innocent bestie (K!) to the marvel that is Farscape, the science fiction masterpiece from the Jim Henson Company. It launched today, so find So Farscape wherever you get your podcasts or visit www.sofarscape.com for a brand-new show about gonzo sci-fi, cantankerous creatures, rollicking adventures and stunning production design, all seen through fresh eyes and discussed with insight, wit, and love.
Nov 8 2020
97 · Animals(?) of the Time Patrol
Merry Jiculek has lost his partner on their last assignment and now has to sneak back to different periods of time to return him safely without his superiors catching on. — "Annals of the Time Patrol" by Poul Anderson Find CoverMyAssCast on https://twitter.com/covermyasscast (Twitter), Gmail and http://www.covermyasscast.com/ (covermyasscast.com).
Nov 5 2020
96 · Shoulder Pump Chicken Dance
One earth colony after the other gets destroyed by a mysterious force and Dr Bones and her faithful assistant are called in to help discover the cause and reason for this sudden aggression against the peaceful colonists only to find out that the Diplopodan empire has decided to wage war by deploying the dreaded F-bomb in the latest expansion move of their galactic empire. — "Dr. Bones" by William F. Wu Find CoverMyAssCast on https://twitter.com/covermyasscast (Twitter), Gmail and http://www.covermyasscast.com/ (covermyasscast.com).
Oct 29 2020
95 · Chaps Contain Holes
Once a carefree playgirl and now immortal Mistress of the Mystic, Bambirella awakens from torpor in a century quite unlike the one she left behind. Endowed with ample potency, she wields her hard-earned powers and preternatural charms in service of the mission she started so many centuries ago: Social justice for all. — "Fangs for the Mammaries" Esther Friesner Find CoverMyAssCast on https://twitter.com/covermyasscast (Twitter), Gmail and http://www.covermyasscast.com (covermyasscast.com).
Oct 22 2020
94 · Cthulhio's Rules
"Lizzie Gilmore is at the top of her game, rocking up through the charts she is leaving her old fanbase behind in the dingy little dive bars where she used to play as she heads for the big stages. But such newfound fame come with a price as the powers that be maneuver her into directing the power of her music to nefarious purposes. — "Wrack and Roll" by Bradley Denton See also: Episodes 80, 70 and 25, and Pounded in the Butt By My Own Podcast Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38e9cc71694000.jpg
Oct 15 2020
93 · Meet the Greebles
In the late '70s a young special-FX wiz is recruited by a hotshot Hollywood sci-fi director, but little does he know that his brilliant model designs and pioneering camera technologies are being used for more than mere movie magic: with every pull of his glue-gun's trigger he turns the wheels of a brutal Star War in a galaxy far, far away... — "Dykstra's War" Jeffery D. Kooistra Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38e9c9a2f8f640.jpg
Oct 8 2020
92 • Ahoy-Polloi
A psychic alien menace, hell-bent on revenge against Humanity, has infiltrated Earth's waters and manipulated the oceans' wildlife. Poised to rise to the surface with a fury and wipe Homo Sapiens from the face of the Earth, these impassioned zealots failed to account for one thing: Mankind's staggering inability to recognize a threat for what it is. — "City Under the Sea" by Kenneth Bulmer Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38df30366d6540.jpg
Oct 1 2020
91 · 2D Tiddlywinks
When quaint, cozy towns are forbidden from shunning the out-of-towners they despise, some citizens pool their retirement funds to strap rocket-engines under their picturesque retreats and launch themselves into space. When Blake Whitecock decides to retire from Her Majesty's Space Service he finds a blast-off crater where his home town of Throbshire once stood, and climbs into the cockpit one more time in search of home... — "And Then The Town Took Off" by Richard Wilson Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38df30366d6540.jpg
Sep 24 2020
90 · Bed, Wed, Behead
A retired adventurer, renowned the world over, prepares to pass the torch to his long-suffering apprentice, who calmly plays a mental game of "Fuck, Marry, Kill" to decide what to do with her idiot mentor after the Transference is complete, while the adventurer reminisces about the lifetime of violent adventures they've had together, still staggeringly, bewilderingly oblivious to the torch she's long held for him herself. — "The Dark Hand of Magic" by Barbara Hambly Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38cd9867b672d0.jpg
Sep 17 2020
89 · Elvisaurus the Pelvisaurus
When well-meaning time-travelers divert the dinosaur-killing asteroid and crash on Cretaceous Earth, the once-peaceful Dinosaur civilizations are spared from extinction and go on instead — to become responsible shepherds of the future themselves, or to make the same mistakes over and over? Only time will tell... — "Boundary" by Ryk E. Spoor & Eric Flint Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38c81a08de0670.jpg
Sep 10 2020
88 · Xavier's School for Perfectly Normal Children
She's a hot-shot, rising-star detective who plays it fast and loose but gets results, he's a gigantic horse-person who thinks every crime needs to be solved with magic — together, they're the worst liability to the fragile interdimensional peace guarded by the Salem City Police Department, and the only ones who can stop a mysterious new crime spree... — "Centaur of the Crime" by Michael Angel Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38cd96729d59e0.jpg
Sep 3 2020
87 · Emergency Squirts
After a confused alien becomes stranded on planet Den, the being is discovered and befriended by a trio of young catfolk. Bringing the extraterrestrial into their suburban lives, they introduces P.T., as the alien is dubbed, to their friends, and the youngsters decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, P.T. falls "ill", resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both the kittens and the alien. — "The Trouble with Aliens" by Christopher Anvil, Eric Flint Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38c818cac2efa0.jpg
Aug 27 2020
86 · Don't Be Shellfish
What appeared to be a blimp on the radar was not a huge manatee coasting the idyllic currents of Venus, but a new alien life-form! One far more advanced than their Earthbound guests, but also naive to the ways of crony capitalism. As exploration turns to conservation, can Earth’s finest scientists protect another world from falling to exploitation? — "Venus Prime" by Paul Preuss & Arthur C. Clarke Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38c41a75be0d20.jpg
Aug 20 2020
85 · SpaceWhy
When a tech billionaire who sets company policy through late-night tweets accidentally types the wrong planet when announcing their new space program, one young employee sees an opportunity to fulfill a lifelong scientific ambition — but can her team keep the Great Leader focused long enough to get results? — "Venus, INC" by Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38b9474fc40620.jpg
Aug 13 2020
84 · Presumably Fake Costello
After her family moves into a new house, Lizzie keeps hearing strange sounds coming from the walls, and when the finally discovers a doorway leading to the secret basement she finds something which the previous owners left there — and the realtor failed to disclose to her parents... — "The Devil Downstairs" by P. F. Costello Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38b1a635a48a60.jpg
Aug 6 2020
83 · Mess with Earth, Get the Wedgie
Convicted for a crime he didn't commit, Commander Eugene Parsec is sentenced to the penal colony of Panopticon IV, he has to find a way to escape, prove his innocence, and save earth from the threat to its very existence." — "Stay Out Of Space" BY Dwight V. Swain Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. Thanks to Chris for recommending this week's book! https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38b33530e9e430.jpg
Jul 30 2020
82 · Defensive Nudity
The staunchly overconfident Kzinti only find honour in battles they can't possibly win, and have plunged into another crusade against a culture so advanced that, after a decade of bloodshed, they still don't know the Kzinti are at war with them. Earth, their staunchest (and only) ally, has committed to join their Kzinti brethren and sealed their pact through a political marriage between two reticent young princes, whose reluctant adventures lead to an unexpected friendship and teach both peoples a valuable lesson. — "Man Kzin wars XI" byLarry Niven Find CoverMyAssCast on Twitter, Gmail and www.covermyasscast.com. https://media.podiant.co/spoke/covermyass/artwork/38ae6e0b646080.jpg
Jul 23 2020