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Jun 09

... and use that P.T. Barnum font!Click for larger image

Randall Frost Art Direction “I want you to really sell the sea serpent’s scales! I mean really make a gorgeous stained glass mosaic of it! Don’t waste time on the faces. Just make a couple of commas, and BOOM you got yourself a face!”

Published 1982

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: 9.30 out of 10)
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Apr 01

My Little PornyClick for larger image

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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Dec 10

Cover artist majored in My Little PonyClick for larger image
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Marcia Rose Comments: You would think a guy who can paint a halfway decent horse wouldn’t screw up a half-horse centaur.

You might remember this from here. But not here.

Published 1983

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: 9.11 out of 10)
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Dec 03

This one is a little light in the loafersClick for larger image

Ryan Comments: Human feet are hard to draw, but Clydesdale hooves are pretty easy. Throw in a dinosaur and no one will notice.

Published 1965

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: 6.50 out of 10)
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Aug 20

Earth hostages suddenly realize he's carrying a lube gun.Click for larger image

J Greely Comments: The sticker can’t be removed without tearing the cover, so we’ll never know how snug this Gray’s pants are. Probably for the best.

Published 1978

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: 7.78 out of 10)
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May 16

Let's Flinx that Pip in the big microwaveClick for larger image

Outis Comments: A valiant attempt to describe an actual scene from the book. Yes, that’a foxlike alien with humanlike hands, then a different one with a beak, plus two perplexed looking humans. An ordinary day in the Humanx Commonwealth.

Published 1977

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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Apr 30

Never let the missus pick out your cosplay outfitClick for larger image

Nathan Comments: Embarrassed by the look of the main characters, the stegosaurus quietly sneaked away.

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: 7.56 out of 10)
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Jan 15

Release the Kraken! ... And the Snail!Click for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: Clash of the Titans

Published 1976

You might remember this from here. (+1 Protection from Spelling)

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: 6.82 out of 10)
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Nov 12

It's Bring Your Pets to Work Day!Click for larger image

Jun Comments: Must be a precursor to today’s TV chef.

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: 7.40 out of 10)
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Nov 07

Meeting of the Piers Anthony cover reject charactersClick for larger image

Tor Mented Comments: Angel: “Sorry, but you have to be a high-fantasy character to enter here. Grizzled prospectors don’t count.”

Published 1994

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: 7.45 out of 10)
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