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Jun 15

It has been a while since we’ve had an Honourable Mention post, so following are some of the recent doozies that didn’t meet our strict, fiercely-enforced rules for cover submissions. Enjoy!

Doctor PooClick for larger image

Leah Comments: I know it’s a tie-in, but this is definitely worthy of an Honorable Mention. That lettering is not actually black, it is bright orange metallic foil. I think it says a great deal that the picture is an accurate depiction of the featured aliens.

 

 

What's keeping the pyramids from falling off?Click for larger image

Leah Comments: Another Honorable-Mention-worthy tie-in. Working title: ‘Attack of the Fifty-Foot Fop’.

 

I just 'chat' myselfCliquez pour enlever le mouton

Joachim Comments: A French cat woman? There’s so much wrong with this cover.

 

 

A screaming comes across my eyesClick for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments: I don’t think it’s technically science fiction. But Lordy, is this a bad cover.

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: 8.44 out of 10)
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Jun 13

The Strange Cult of the Straw BoaterClick for full image

Keep on Truckin'Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: It’s a Two-Fer Tuesday – Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow Edition!

#1 No Shoes, No Shirt … No Problem!

#2 Your boyfriend needs to wash his hands first.

Published 1956 and 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: 7.60 out of 10)
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May 31

She's like the Mona Lisa of sex robotsClick for sheep removal

Good Show Sir Comments: In response to yesterday’s German Sex-Robot Extravaganza, we’ve just received this Italian submission. One can only imagine what the Japanese are publishing in this genre.

Published 1998

Thanks to Armando for sending this in.

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: 8.79 out of 10)
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May 30

Bastei Lübbe: German for 'Pass the Lube'Click for full image

'Moorcock', she screamed!Click for full image

 

Good Show Sir Comments: It’s a Two-Fer TuesdayGerman Sex-Robot Extravaganza!

1. From the Asimov After Dark collection.

2. Miss Mavis Ming has undergone quite a transformation.

Published 1990 and 1984

Thanks to Erika for sending these in.

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: 8.65 out of 10)
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May 08

R'li was r'li, r'li beautiful. And I mean - r'li!Click for full image

Marge Comments: Why are you surprised? My Tinder™ profile said I had a ponytail.

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: 8.09 out of 10)
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May 01

The Sheep Give UpClick for full image

Tat Wood Comments: I just popped back to France and found some more ripe examples of 70s French cover-art. This has all the worst features of inept collage but was painstakingly painted by a professional artist.

Published 1978

You might remember this from here.

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: 7.91 out of 10)
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Apr 27

You don't need that gun to shoot me in the eyesClick to check out that nice pair, of sheep

Good Show Sir Comments: THIS is SHIT spelled by a dyslexic.

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: 8.14 out of 10)
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Apr 20

Is the flaming butterfly the new space sheep?Click for full image

Raoul Comments: Kind of like a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show … in HELL!

Published 1981

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: 7.86 out of 10)
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Apr 17

It's a 1984 reference! Groovy!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Art Direction: This cover has to be at the printers in 15 minutes. Just cut some pop stars out of Melody Maker and paint over the collage. And add a rocket — it’s supposed to be “science fiction”. Next time don’t smoke angel dust before you come to work.

Published 1971

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: 8.86 out of 10)
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Mar 31

You call that a Dick Blade? Now that's a Dick Blade!Click to remove Les Moutons de l’espace

Good Show Sir Comments: Our colleague over at pulpfiles has a new Liberator of Jedd book review up and, Holy Space Sheep, the French sure know how to do a Dick Blade cover! Thanks again to pulpfiles for bringing this new cover awfulness to our attention.

Published 1976

You might remember this from here. And here.

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: 8.73 out of 10)
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