Apr 30

Well it’s reached that time again were here in the UK we are blessed with bank holidays! So for those like myself who will be relaxing with an extra long weekend, here are some honourable mentions.

These covers break our explicit and hard kept rules, which are enforced with an iron fist. These are part of a franchise (this time of adventure choice novels), but nonetheless each of them sports an excellent cover so I hope you enjoy them.

Also just to say thanks to everyone who has been sending me in covers! We’ll slowly get through them all so keep an eye out and I promise they will appear at some stage.

Have a great weekend for those benefiting from it!

To face the evil rabbit turn to page 8
To run away turn to page 57

Before I kill you could you lift me onto my horse? This armour is pretty heavy.Click for full image

No seriously, green, completely makes you look more menacing.. hahahahahaHA!Click for full image

My robo crotch is exploding!Click for full image

They are the most evil triangle cuff-links I have ever seen.Click for full image

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: 6.29 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “Honourable Mentions 4”

  1. Ian Sales Says:

    So, The Last Battledroid… what’s that one about then?

  2. SI Says:

    Knowing my movies the way I do. It’s probably an American trapped behind lines who befriends a group of well caring but deadly battledroids. Soon they learn to accept him as one of their own and as they are slaughtered in battle, he indeed is left alone as ‘The Last Battledroid.’ Even though he’s not a robot.

    But whatever it is about it certainly didn’t win Game book of the year not only in 1985 but 1986! Wow! I’m impressed.

  3. e.lee Says:

    I’m embarrassed to say i own 2 of these titles ‘Lone Wolf’ and ‘The Rack of Baal’
    Now I think ‘The Rack of Baal’ refers to the pecs of the red pointy-eared guy on the cover

  4. SI Says:

    Not embarrassing at all. The adventure books are amazing. And apparently I read someplace that the last battledroid has quite a complex system. Hours of fun!

    And I am sure throughout the ages when people envisioned any figure of Baal, he’d look something like that! Like he’s exploding out of a Meat Loaf album.

  5. Bookworm Bas Says:

    We had Fighting Fantasy choose your own adventure books in Australia. I’ll see if I can find some. Does that count as part of a franchise?…Bas

  6. Goldman Sachs scumbag Says:

    In America, we don’t have bank holidays, we have recessions. It’s a way to give hardworking Americans time off from having a job and a viable retirement. Baal has nothing on me. I’m pure evil!

  7. SI Says:

    Bookworm> Yea we classify adventure books pretty much as a franchise. But send it in anyway. There’s another bank holiday in May so I am sure it will get into another honourable mentions! 🙂

  8. SI Says:

    Goldman > Probably wouldn’t mention that in a job interview 😛

  9. e.lee Says:

    @ SI
    ROFL , “exploding out of a Meatloaf album”!!

  10. A.P. Stephens Says:

    You think that publishers would do a focus group or see what else is out there before making covers to their new books.

    I did my research before I did my cover.

    Some 80s sci-fi covers are kinda cool and retro…but some of these are just bad.

    Nice site. Keep up the nice work.

  11. Parado Says:

    The spanish edition of Lone Wolf had also some ugly covers, for example, “Flight from the Dark”:

    or “Castle Death”:

  12. Parker Says:

    Parado. They sure are special. Possibly the one mentioned above might be a later edition.

  13. chuffy Says:

    The Falcon series was awesome, nearly as good as Grailquest. Oh, sweet nostalgia 😀

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