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Nov 19

Night Mare ... BEHIND YOU!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: This cover is so shiny that everything looks black unless you photograph it at the right angle. And then you notice that everything is embossed. The title is embossed. The authors are embossed. The car is embossed. The horse head is embossed. The fox-girl is embossed. It’s like bad cover art Braille for the blind.
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: 9.09 out of 10)
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Oct 22

Two seconds before he shoots himself in the dickClick for full image

Tom Noir Comments: Authors: do your covers often suffer from font problems? Garish costumes? Badly drawn cat people? Half-witted expressions? You may be experiencing BAEN-ITIS.

Published 2003

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: 8.26 out of 10)
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Oct 20

Fright wig ... BEHIND YOU!Click for full image

Bibliomancer Comments: The Man in the Iron Depends.
Published 1965

Ace Doubles, double the reading pleasure, double the bad cover art.
This is the flip side of last week’s book: Off Center

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: 7.29 out of 10)
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Sep 16

You moron, when I said wear a rubber on this date, I didn't mean on your headClick for full image

Bibliomancer’s Comments: As Sally dressed up in her new titanium hat she suddenly had second thoughts about agreeing to a blind date with that hunky astronaut’s college roommate.

Published 1961

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: 7.70 out of 10)
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Aug 28

Ewwww... just look at them. I don't even know why you invite them over for dinner in the first place.Click for full image

Scott B Comments: Creepy eyeballs! (Also, broccoli hair.)
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: 9.00 out of 10)
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Aug 14

What's behind me? Sorry I'm too busy looking wind swept!Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: See this grin? Exactly this grin!
Published 2011

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: 4.92 out of 10)
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Jul 24

Don't go after her! Those seagulls look mighty dangerous!Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: This is taken from an actual photograph of the cover model fleeing Baen Headquarters.
Published 2005

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: 8.42 out of 10)
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May 18

This character in no way resembles any other clown from any other incredibly famous series who uses a huge flower and larger hammer. IN NO WAY!Click for full image

Rachel Comments: Sarah Silverman was miffed. Reading the script for their buddy cop comedy, she had been under the impression *he* was supposed to be the straight man.
Published 2014

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: 7.29 out of 10)
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Sep 11

SO MUCH STUFF! IN SPACE!!!Click for full image

Frank Comments: So much going on that it burns your eyes, or maybe you’ll put an eye out, it’s hard to tell!
Published 1959

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: 8.18 out of 10)
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Sep 09

GAHHHHH!!! He's bald!!! Click for slightly larger image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: Look, just get Jeff the door man, take a picture of his bald head and slap eyes on it. I have to think of everything round here… what did you even go to art school for?
Published 2008

Many thanks to Joachim!

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: 8.69 out of 10)
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