Aug 27

Well it’s quickly coming to the end of the summer and we are graced with a final bank holiday weekend, for some of us anyway. That means one thing, honourable mentions! It’s fun times again!

These mentions are special because they aren’t actually sci-fi or fantasy proving that strange and wonderful covers can make their way into other genres.

Thanks to everyone who visits the site! We do love sharing these wonderful books. Enjoy your long weekend, or your normal short one if you have to work on Monday!

Why do women always date the dangerous ones?Click for full image

Rod Comments: Ooh yeah, sexy nukes …

WhyClick for full image

Tom Comments: This book is neither fantasy nor sci-fi, but it still deserves submission for it’s title alone. It was so arresting that I snapped this pic when I spotted the book at my aunt’s house in 2004, long before Good Show Sir was extant! I feel that it must take at the very least a good deal of metrosexual courage to wear that jaunty red cap.

Men are all vermin anyway.Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: We found this one in a second hand book shop. Not sure what killed the rat but at least he’s getting a patriotic funeral.

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: 8.07 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “Honourable Mentions 6”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    1) MEGADEATH: See? Nukes are just phallic overcompensation for impotent generals.

    2) GAY COURAGE: From what I’ve heard, the American hunter is easily recognizable by his big red cap, his big red coat… and his big red nose. This man is obviously not a real hunter, as he’s sober.

    3) DEATHWATCH: Glenn Beck, NOOO!! You died too young!

  2. cutmanmike Says:

    Mr. Jingles finally bit the bullet it seems

  3. SI Says:

    I wonder what would happen if we combined all these books together into one glorious story:

    One man held the lovely young daughter of a minister as she finds she’s loosing her heart to a dashing irresponsible patriotic rat, who holds the world to ransom.


  4. Tommi Says:

    One Man Holds the World … hang on, don’t even THINK about putting that man on the cover! Take one of Charlie’s Angles instead … but shrink her, so the science fiction dorks will buy it!

    I quite like the rat, though. Quite the artwork in itself.

  5. anon Says:

    I’d change the text on the first one to “Whoa! Check out the rifle on that guy!”

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    I do note that that’s a bullet on the cover of the first book, not a nuke. I don’t think a single bullet could hold the world to ransom, however large and phallic.

    I’m impressed that mice are so patriotic, and will forgive them the fact that you usually put the body INSIDE the coffin. They are all after all mice.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tom: That’s not a bullet either, that’s the most unwieldly lipstick ever. That woman’s pose, though, shows she’s managed to apply it somehow.

  8. Brian B Says:

    I wonder if the heavy metal band Megadeath got their name from this cover…I’m thinking probably not.

  9. Kathleen Says:

    I really wanted MEGADEATH to be the author, not the title.

  10. anon Says:

    @Brian B, @ Kathleen
    There’s an extraneous A in it..

  11. David Cowie Says:

    Full name: Megan Anne De’Ath,

  12. GSS noob Says:

    Sure, because nothing says “dashing, irresponsible playboy” (of any persuasion) like cosplay of Henry Fonda from “On Golden Pond”.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    The Yankee Doodle Dandy on the third one is practicing his Jimmy Cagney impression. “You dirty human’.

  14. THX 1138 Says:

    #1 You’ve gone too far this time, Mustaine!

    #2 When she asked him to pick her up, he didn’t think she meant it literally.

    #3 RIP President’s hair.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    1. “Ok if you ever want to see your world agin, I want a giant tube of lipstick and a naked babe in a fur coat to model it.”

    2. “Gosh, dad, are you going to baptize me again with your magic wand?”

    3. Who’s President? Him? Oh no, I’m outta here.”

  16. fred Says:

    1. No mention of him being a master of disguise.

    2. This is exactly what the Cowardly Lion was singing about in the ‘Wizard of Oz’.

    3. How come the mouse doesn’t get a hugging lady?

  17. JuanPaul Says:

    All three subjects are afflicted with inner ear infections. They had to grab on to whatever was nearby. I don’t think any of them are happy about their circumstances.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    1. Not a sexy nuke but an overgrown rifle bullet/cartridge — look at the bottom. Er, lowest part of the metal thing.

    2. He’s not a hunter — that’s fisherman’s garb like I said before, though lacking in equipment. Maybe he set it down to wade out and save the daft girl from the stream. Who goes out in the wilds with shoes and a dress like that?

    Explanations here:
    Originally published 1928, so presumably the next year the dashing New England playboy went completely broke…

    3. Was the rat drawn from life, er, death? It is remarkably realistic.

  19. RachelJ Says:

    @GSS ex-noob. The image is a little blurry, but on the whole I’d say that’s not a drawing, it’s a photograph of an actual dead rat. On (say) a pencil case, wrapped in a teeny American flag. Must have been an interesting photo shoot!

  20. RachelJ Says:

    Amazon blurb: In a Soviet genetic lab, an accident creates a lethal life form, which the Kremlin decides to use, American scientists leak “facts” about a nonexistent ultimate weapon, and the death watch begins.

    Hey guys, do you think this could be a thrilling rodent spy story in which patriotic all-American CIA agent Ratty McRat must contend with his nemesis- the evil mutant communist Ratomir Ratovitch Ratsky of the KGB?

    Looks like it doesn’t end well for our hero!

  21. Tor Mented Says:

    “Freeze, varmint. I’ve got you dead to rats.”

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @RachelJ: Egads, I hope it was either a cold day in the photo studio, or the rat had been taxidermied. Ewwww.

    And if the lethal life form killed the rat, shouldn’t it have been lain on Russian flag, given honored burial as Hero of Soviet Union, giving ratty life so Mother Russia conquers capitalist running dogs?

  23. RachelJ Says:

    @GSS ex-noob. No, I’m telling you, this is one of the lethal life form’s American victims- the lethal life form being, of course, a mutated KGB rodent assassin. Please pay attention!

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @RachelJ: Sorry. The revelation of so many romances with were-things ruined my comprehension.

    You’re correct; it’s clearly a brave American servicerat or CIA rat who died for the cause. Probably had a tiny 21 gun salute from a troop of mice.

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