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Dec 13

Gateway to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ wherever Click for larger image

Bellatrix Comments: Hey Tag Wizard! Do you have a tag for a belly-dancing tornado?

I have “dancing up a storm”!  – T.W.

Published 1954

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.00 out of 10)
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Dec 12

Danger, Adventure and Forbidden Thrills! Major in Archaeology!Click for larger image

Marvin Comments: Caution! Do not stare at idol with remaining eye!

Published 1961

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.00 out of 10)
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Dec 11

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man-KzinClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Breaking News from Baen Books! Our esteemed colleagues at Baen have released an Advanced e-Reader’s Copy of the latest installment in the wildly popular Man-Kzin Wars series and we’d like to be one of the first to give them all the free publicity they can stand.

Lately we have been made to realize that some of us at Good Show Sir have been a bit harsh on the Baen enterprise (looking at you, ex-Noob 😄 ). Some Baen honchos believe we go too far in featuring so many splendid and, I must admit, VERY COMPETENT WORKS OF ART done by their artist minions on a weblog with the temerity to feature the byline “Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers”. C’mon guys, you know that by “terrible” we mean “awesome”. Get on fleek with how the kids are slangin’ these days.

We give a tip-of-the-bowler-hat to today’s featured cover artist Steve Hickman. What can we say but IT IS GOOD ART. Not some Unknown Artist Institute™ knock-off. In fact, one might expect to see this hanging in some tony Soho art gallery, except that, you know, it’s a cat-person portrait and all that. But the talent is there for all to see. He looks so real you can almost smell him!

So anyway people, check out Man-Kzin Wars XV! That’s number XV! If they are numbering them like Super Bowls you know they got to be good. Buy more Baen Books! Our future here at GSS depends on far-sighted publishers like Baen keepin’ the faith.

–GSS Admin

[P.S. to our friends at Baen. Don’t feel that sending us free swag like new books and single-malt whiskey is a violation of our Code of Ethics!]

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Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.00 out of 10)
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Dec 10

It's a Fiat. It's not going anywhere.Click for larger image

The Grim Reaper busts some moves!Click for larger image

You're lookin' good, Cy Clops!Click for larger image

The Italian X-Men unleash their superpowers.Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: “Urania” (Italian for “Your Ass!”) is a science fiction magazine that has been around forever and apparently is still in business. So I guess we could call this an Italian Honourable Mentions as well as an Italian Megapost. Anyway, have at it, and divertiti!

Uno. Wait until he discovers you have to put your feet through the floorboards to drive it away.

Due. Say ciao to my little friend!

Tre. At least this solves my unibrow problem.

Quattro. They call me Signore Spock.

Published 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960

Thanks to Armando for sending these in!

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 9.60 out of 10)
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Dec 06

To Your Spacesheep Disembodied GoClick for larger image

Bibliomancer Art Direction “What’s that title? Scattered Bodies? I’m on it boss. I’ll have it on your desk in an hour!”

Published 1973

You might remember this from here.

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 9.20 out of 10)
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Dec 05

Skeezy RiderClick for larger image

Alice Comments Is that you Michael McKean?

Published 1992

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.83 out of 10)
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Dec 04

I'll get it together by next HalloweenClick for larger image

Mr Wizard Comments: “That’s the last time I drink tequila shots with Cthulhu.”

Published 1947

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.14 out of 10)
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Dec 03

Quoth the raven: 'Never Moor ... cock!'Click for larger image

Verylatetotheparty Comments: I bought several “Mayflower Moorcocks” at my Oxfam shop a few years back and some of the covers have already been on GSS, but I don’t think you have this one yet and I really think it belongs here. The colours sort of look faded but I think it was that bad originally. Apart from that I will let it speak for itself.

Published 1973

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.40 out of 10)
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Nov 29

skulls-a-proppin-up-on-swordsClick for larger image

George Comments: Mirror, mirror, on the floor, me and my bug are going to war!

Published 1983

You might remember this from here. But you would be wrong.

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.50 out of 10)
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Nov 28

'Bad Hair Day: Three Studies' by Cliff NielsenClick for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments: When using the General Atomic hair dryer, always start on the low setting.

Published 1995

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.50 out of 10)
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