UNCLOAKED: The Cover art of Random Dingoes

The next book in Ira Nayman’s Transdimensional Authority series isn’t due to be published (in this reality) until the Spring. But the cover has been smuggled through from an alternate reality, where the editors are just that little bit faster and the book is due out sooner. Publication date aside, the book (and hence the cover) are otherwise identical in both realities, so we have pleasure in displaying it to you here.*

Artwork: Hannah B. Farrell Montreal Background image: Gisela McKay
Artwork: Hannah B. Farrell
Montreal Background image: Gisela McKay

Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) cover image
Cover image original artwork by Hannah B. Farrell, background photo by Bart_J/shutterstock.com
You Can't Kill the Multiverse* cover image
Artwork: Hannah B. Farrell

In keeping with the previous Transdimensional Authority titles, the characters are portrayed by American artist Hannah B. Farrell in her inimitable style. In this case, the background image, which you will obviously recognise as the Port of Montreal, was provided by Gisela McKay – a long-time collaborator with fellow Canadian Ira Nayman. Breaking with the long tradition of past Transdimensional Authority titles – (if you accept two as a long tradition – if you don’t, then delete the word ‘long’ from your recent visual memory (only the occurrence in this sentence, not the previous one otherwise Gisela and Ira become ‘time collaborators’ which sounds suspiciously like something the TA would investigate (and this reference to the TA is to the Transdimensional Authority not to the… oh you don’t know about that yet, never mind, as you were))) this book has no subtitle, and hence no asterisk to confuse bibliographic databases!

Random Dingoes once again lets us follow Noomi Rapier and Crash Chumley, Transdimensional Authority (TA) investigators, as they pursue a case. This time they are assisted by Radames Trafshanian, an agent of the Time Agency (TA) – (see!). What happens? Your guess is as good as mine – I suppose we need to read it to find out [Ed: Good idea – weren’t you supposed to read it before writing the publicity copy?]

* In other news, the Alternate Reality News Service (ARNS) is reporting that the authorities are looking into the smuggling of the cover between realities and the implications for the artists’ rights. This may be as a result of the fact that we no longer need to commission the artists to produce the cover in this reality and their alternates’ licence terms didn’t cover use in other realities. Who knew? (Actually, we knew. That’s why we did it…)