"Hey, guys? A little help here? I think I really messed up my back!"
As part of his Aicardi Syndrome Fundraiser, Jim C. Hines issued a challenge to John Scalzi: Recreate the pose on the cover of The Taste of Night. Hines has a history of recreating the poses of women in sci-fi and fantasy cover art, but Scalzi proved no slouch in the posing department either.
This supercollage of recently released blockbuster movie posters reveals the latest cliche imagery in Hollywood: the lone-standing hero (or villain) looking afar ahead with his/her back to the viewer. "Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog," anyone?