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A weekly podcast wherein we freestyle ‘reviews’ of books we haven’t read, with tenacity, ingenuity and palpable desperation. We only judge a book by its cover!

December 12, 2019

50 · I Can’t Believe It’s Nut-Butter!

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PARENTAL GUIDANCE:
As this is the first non-explicit episode of Cover My Ass, we advise our readers-at-home to listen to it in private. With headphones.

This week, in "The Price of Temptation", by M. J. Pearson: 

A Very Special Friendship blossoms between two young men from different worlds: one a dashing rooster-tamer whose wild independence threatens his inheritance of his mother's nut-butter fortune, and the other a simple butter-churner from a low-born family of pipe-cleaners who dreams of becoming a theatre backstagehand.

K factually reports the title of a book. Khaki is finally ready to embark.

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December 5, 2019

49 · The Innsmouth Look

Cover artThis week, in "The Gods Hate Kansas", by Joseph Millard: 

After a hapless astronaut from Kansas commits an intergalactic faux-pas, the offended alien race brings down the wrath of their elder gods that make earth's great old ones pale by comparison.

K watches Icarus take flight. Khaki is, you guessed it, a dog-person.

Cover art: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fv4rdn/CMA-049.jpg

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November 28, 2019

48 · The Practicing Promosexuals

Cover artThis week, in "An Accidental Goddess", by Linnea Sinclair: 

Charged with preserving an unreasonably complicated timeline, an ex-yuppy's son seeks to protect and promote a rising Instagram influencer to help her cross the mythical 1-billion-follower event horizon so she may ascend into Cybergodhood.

K is protective of his library's book cases. Khaki unveils his latest creation.

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November 21, 2019

47 · Three and a Half Floppy Inches

Cover artThis week, in "MagicNet", by John DeChancie: 

In 1984 a dashing yuppy has bought the first Macintosh computer and is shanghaied into the Desktop Wars against ancient digital evil by a Cybergoddess from the future who's literally hell-bent on bringing forth the Great Virtualisation.

K has an unusual name and a very special modem. Khaki has lost track of the velibraraptors.

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November 14, 2019

46 · Rooby Roo, Where Are You? (Ron Goulart)

Cover artThis week, in "Challengers of the Unknown", by Ron Goulart: 

The down-on-their-luck cast of a supernatural Reality TV show in the doldrums of syndication finally encounter a true mystery in the swamps of Florida and struggle against plummeting ratings and their own inadequacies to face... Reality?!

K has ideas about ducks and raccoon evolution. Khaki's opinion is as good as his ignorance.

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November 7, 2019

45 · Physician Whom? (Philip K. Dick)

Cover artThis week, in "Illusione di Potere", by Philip K Dick: 

Richard just wants a few days off of his demeaning job as jumpsuit model, so he builds a robot out of old movie studio props to fill in for him.

But soon he finds his life spinning out of control as everyone--his boss, his wife, his parents--all think the android is the real thing! Now he has to find a way to outwit his own creation before it takes over his entire life forever.

Step one: get the robot addicted to prescription pharmaceuticals.

With thanks to friend-of-the-Library Ryan Campbell, an excellent independent author. Find him on Twitter at @ThePenDrake and check out his latest book, Forest Gods, the second in the recently-completed Fire Bearers trilogy, set in a mythical pre-historic Africa.

K draws a line in the sand. Khaki plans some bear-pranks.

Cover art: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/h9uk2z/CMA-045.jpg

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October 31, 2019

44 · Urine For A Treat (L. Sprague de Camp)

Cover artThis week, in "Der Grosse Fetisch", by L. Sprague de Camp: 

Having stolen Water from the Gods in the mythical Vase of Deference, a young sandsurfer is pursued by merciless Divine Guardians hell-bent on keeping primitive humankind innocent of water... sports.

K inspects the Medicine Lodge. Khaki recites his favorite prayer.

Cover art: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/uwsmmb/CMA-044.jpg

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October 24, 2019

43 · Pranksy-Handed Wiggle-Time (Elvira Woodruff)

Cover artThis week, in "George Washington's Socks", by Elvira Woodruff: 

For their graduation pranks, the Scouts of Alpha Centauri Troupe travel back in time to steal George Washington's dentures — but discover the Founding Father has a full set of pearly-whites and, undeterred, become part of history itself.

K corrects Khaki's time-travel grammar. Khaki has had it up to here with these bears.

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October 17, 2019

42 · Richard A Knaak’s Page-Hacking Exploits

Cover artThis week, in "Shattered Light", by Richard A. Knaak: 

In the first (and only) literary MMORPG, fans of books and video games found the worst of both worlds: a limitless world of possibilities that punishes imagination and demands rigid adherence to an obscure and unfathomable formula.

K helps his buddy out of a tricky pickle. Khaki exercises his right to armor bears.

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October 10, 2019

41 · Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Spanking the Pixie

Cover artThis week, in "Greyhaven", by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The children of the cartoon Dungeons & Dragons eventually returned to the real world, but each fled back to this magical realm to reclaim their wondrous, magical destinies — and hide from their regrets, debts and arrest warrants.

But there is no escape in: the Realm of Dungeons and Dragons!

K quotes @dr5bludgeoning's excellent Twitter joke. Khaki has a lot in common with bears.

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