Strike a Pose (Women and Fantasy Covers)

Have I recently mentioned my braincrush on Jim Hines? Sorry for getting repetitive here. He does a takedown of women on fantasy book covers and the silly poses they strike. A mild example:

Magic to the Bone, modelled by Jim Hines

Yep, that one’s mild. Click here to see more.

My sense is that most of these covers are supposed to convey strong, sexy heroines, but these are not poses that suggest strength. You can’t fight from these stances. I could barely even walk.

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