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Apr 01

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Good Show Sir Comments: Sturgeon’s Law: Ninety percent of sci-fi book covers are … Good Show Sir!

To encourage social distancing we recommend that our GSS friends read a copy of this one on the Tube. Guaranteed no one will come within 2 metres.

Researchers have discovered the first malware which can be transmitted from computers to humans. Symptoms include hallucinations and a complete loss of artistic taste. Scientists are calling this the “cornavirus”.

You might remember this from here.

Published 1970

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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21 Responses to “E Pluribus Unicorn”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Ah, the classic family grouping: father, mother, child, demonic teddy bear, and unicorn.

    (Alternately, “I’m sorry, John. I’m leaving you for the unicorn: things haven’t been the same since you replaced your genitals with a flying saucer.”)

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Ah, that great Beatles song, We All Live in a Penis UFO…

  3. DaveM Says:

    The Unicorn’s horn is on the BACK of its head? No wonder the rider is leaning so far back, she doesn’t want to get impaled should the beast raise its head!

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Talk to the hand… I’m off.”

  5. Ray P Says:

    Tonight on the Open University, sex ed in Germany.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    That’s not a child. That’s a sock puppet.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    If we painted stuff like this in water color class, I might have stuck with it.

  8. fred Says:

    Ridley Scott and Tom Cruise need to give us Legend 2, and unicorn ears look fun to draw.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    I’m enjoying my trips to Mable World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8CICxj8mcs but unicorns are jerks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1X-FWtWNuA

    Colour each day in a rainbow way.

  10. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    So unicorns fart (or possibly shit) psychedelic clouds and spaceships, I should have known.

  11. Raoul Says:

    What’s with the limp wrist, Lady Godiva?

  12. THX 1139 Says:

    @Raoul: She’s just heard a hilarious joke, so is making the “Oh, you!” gesture.

  13. THX 1139 Says:

    The GSS virus won’t affect me, I’m convinced of it. Now if these unicorns will just get out of the way, I’ll be able to see what I’m typing.

  14. Rick Deckard Says:

    OK, who do I have to pay off to make these ransomware rainbows and unicorns disappear?
    And will they accept rolls of toilet paper in payment?

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Unicorns are like Weeping Angels: even a picture of them is magically infectious.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    GSS to GSS! There’s even Comic Sans!

    Look at that poor hild. Clutching the teddy bear, hollow-eyed with horror at the starkers man, woman, and unicorn. Going to take decades of therapy for the poor tyke.

    @DaveM: well spotted through all the glitter. Very WTF.

    @Bruce: GSS.

  17. Francis Boyle Says:

    I have seen Cthulhu in the eyes of a sparkly unicorn. I will never be the same again.

  18. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    As even adding links to my comments is beyond my abilities, I am now in awe and slightly afraid of Good Show Sir’s computer skills.

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    Now that the hallucinatory sparkly 80s-retro infestation is purged, most of these comments will completely baffle future readers.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: Isn’t that true of most of our comments, even absent sparkling Unicorns! and rainbows?

    At least they’ll be able to read the comments.

    Sans adornments, this is still a terrible cover. She’s hyperextended her shoulder and wrist (on a ridiculously long arm) while keeping a close eye on that misplaced horn, and I think @B’mancer is correct that the evil child is some sort of puppet.

    I think GSS has proved an extension to Sturgeon’s Law: 90% of Ted’s book covers were also crap. Destroy them with a killdozer, I say.
    (Keep the insides — he really was a marvelous writer)

  21. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Tat – Don’t assume there won’t be more hallucinations. It’s Flashback Friday!

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