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Published 1980

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: 8.19 out of 10)
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21 Responses to “Day by Night”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    The new iPads keep getting bigger and bigger.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It’s six and a half minutes to the big green thing.

  3. Ray P Says:

    Tanith Lee surrounded by Dick. No wonder the girl looks pensive. Not to worry, Freddie Mercury is coming through strong on the Flash Gordon-o-phone. (All we hear is Radio Gaga). He hasn’t quite mastered the Nimoy jazz hand though. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the Queeniest of them all?

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Ray P—Nor exactly how to wear a bra.

  5. fred Says:

    For all you fishermen out there. Get that neck looked at girl. Really, get yourself
    to a hospital ER pronto.
    http://www.stephenjoneseditor.com/whc2010/tlee/daybynight-daw.jpg

  6. Ray P Says:

    Now I see clearly: ripped shirt on old Fred, ripped tights on girl. Vacuum cleaners with gold head attachments rather than ornamental desk lamps. And land of the rising sun wallpaper.

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    Jim Rash in stereo?

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: is that even a proper fish?

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    Personally I wouldn’t put my 4K flatscreen so near the koi pond.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    Pink Haired Girl seems remarkably undisturbed by a man who may or may not be naked with a ’70s porn-stache coming out of her TV-slash-fishtank. Perhaps she doesn’t see him . . . or those two heads on stalks are preventing her from noticing. Questions, questions.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @fred—I was just starting to think, well, except for the horrible background color scheme, this isn’t such a bad cover. It’s got a decent attitude and isn’t taking itself too seriously . . . until you pointed out that terrible wen (and I don’t mean Spencer). Ouch.

  12. StevenLP Says:

    This is a curiousity as the gal portrayed is the image of Tanith Lee! Not sure Asimov or Heinlein ever got the same treatment …

  13. Tom Noir Says:

    There’s a resemblance, I’ll give you that.

  14. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @StevenLP: To be fair, quite a few male sci-fi authors also ended up on covers at some point, but usually in portrait trying to look visionary, and yet somehow coming across as lecherous. Mostly lecherous.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Moobs rise, thoughtful eyes
    Staring back at me from the koi pond beside
    No taste or restraint
    Leading me to that empty feeling inside

    Day by Night, away look there
    Heads surmount the light
    Day by Night, Tanith Lee dear,
    They’re robotic fishes and I just can’t pretend!

  16. DaveM Says:

    Wow, Mrs Claus was quite a looker in her younger years (and if this was her home life, no wonder she relocated to the north pole).

  17. Ray P Says:

    Baen Books likes its authors to earn their keep as cover models too:

    Lois McMaster Bujold
    James P. Hogan
    Fred Saberhagen

    and of course the man himself:
    Jim I
    Jim II

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Look, Artoo, it’s Lando Calrissian trapped in carbonite! That’s why he couldn’t join the cast of The Force Awakens!”
    “BOOP-BI-DI-DOO!” *

    *(“Oh, he’ll turn up in the next sequel. Everyone will.”)

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    I get centaurs, lamias and mermaids but what’s the word for a woman-giraffe?

  20. anon Says:

    @A.R.Yngve: By the looks of it, he’ll be played by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tat: Their child.

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