Seen over on Boing Boing. Glorifying Terrorism is an anthology from the UK of short sci-fi stories that...well...glorify terrorism. The book has been outlawed (and so has subsequently become hugely popular and sold out) because it violates the 2006 Terrorism Act.

If you don't have a copy of the book, you can hear one of the stories, The Sundial Brigade, read on Escape Pod.

Now, I'm not posting this because I'm a malcontent or anything. I'm just curious as to why the cover art is so horribly bad. You'd think something as controversial as a book decrying the merits of blowing yourself and other people to bits would have a better piece of art. This looks like a high school kid drew it.

I don't know. It doesn't make too worried about any uprisings when the art they use is so amateurish. Can the writing inside it be any better? Is the cause for alarm really that necessary? I realize judging a book by its cover is the base reason there's conflict between the West and the MidEast, but this books cover is crap. It's as if the authors got a hit on craigslist for their ad needing an artist. You know the ones: Can't pay up front, proceeds of the book, looking for someone in college, boost your portfolio, must work on spec, etc.

That explains it. Nevermind.

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