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Marine Cadet

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After a good day tidying up the ending to Second Strike  (honest, Ronnie!) I wanted to do a little experiment. Can you see an image below this text? Is it animated (UPDATE: you now need to click/tap on the image to get the big/flashy version), and if it does, is it irritating as hell? By the way, if you know Marine Cadet you might remember that when we first meet Arun McEwan, he’s getting into trouble deep underground in alien tunnels, and those are the tunnels you can see in the background of this image (okay it’s clearer in closeup). Don’t want to give too much away about the climax to the Human Legion series coming later in the year, but in Marine Cadet, Arun was given an alien pheromone implant. He hasn’t done with that yet. Nor with tunnels. Except this time, he’s not fighting on an alien world.

Thanks, Tim.

Click on the image to see the flashing version.


The artist, both for the cover image, and the banner design, is Vincent Sammy. I think he’s done a tasty bit of work here.


  1. Andy Grimaud says:

    I like it! It’s not irritating at all. Kind of cool and works for me.

  2. JR Handley says:

    Looks good to me!! 🙂

  3. PJ Lea says:

    I like it, the animation isn’t irritating at all ☺

  4. Joseph Meyerson says:

    The flashing cover could be seizure inducing?

    • tctaylor says:

      Good point. I checked in with some Epilepsy support groups to understand more about strobe-induced seizures and as a result have adapted the post to make it more ‘opt-in’. I want everyone to have a good time and not get hurt. That is, except for the bad people in the books, of course, who deserve everything that’s coming to them 🙂

  5. Marten Ekema says:

    I Like the book cover, but i’m sorry to say I Do find the animation irritating.

    • tctaylor says:

      Thanks for letting me know, Marten. I think I would find it annoying if it was on my screen for an extended length of time. I’m surprised you’re the first to say so though.

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