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Jan 07

Happy New Year 2019! We will remember 2018 for all the cameo appearances of actual professional artists, authors and editors in the comments! Surprisingly, they are not happy! Why would they mistake our lovely site for some sort of Museum of Bad Art? Just because our tagline is “Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers”? First thing to do in the near year is to change that to “Only the wurst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers” so they don’t misunderstand our intent. Not all though. Some get it.

We here at Good Show Sir Headquarters are looking forward to the new year and our gala 10th Anniversary bash scheduled at an undisclosed location sometime in March. Our special friends will have their invitations hand-delivered by a uniformed government agent sometime in the very near future.

As always, GSS After Dark Platinum Club Members can get their party invitations here.

On to the honours. Be aware that this post was prerecorded and if the order of the top three keep shifting, well, fuck it. I’ll just have to go in and delete some ratings.

First, the top rated cover of last year:

Tom Mix Seal of Approval!Click for larger image

Down in the Black Gang
Sexual innuendo. Always a crowd pleaser.

Our silver medal winner is the Jack Chalker Honourable Mention clusterfuck:

Is that you Fairy-Peg?Click for larger image

Honourable Mentions 19

As Bruce A Munro aptly put it: Well, if anyone was uncertain that Jack Chalker was dead, this should serve as convincing evidence.

And the bronze medal winning:

'Why am I chained to this pig?' - The PigClick for larger image

Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
pot-bellied dude and pot-bellied pig

My personal favourite cover of 2018:

Snakes on a DameClick to remove devil sheep

The Image of the Beast/Blown
Cover Blown. Mind Blown.

And Tag Wizard’s chosen favourite from the year:

Ow! Stop yanking on my eye, lady!Click for larger image

Chaos Mode
Es car go go

Peace out
— GSS Admin

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: 8.00 out of 10)
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Jan 04

Happy Good Riddance 2017 and in with a New Year. This is the beginning of our ninth year here at Good Show Sir and it seems like barely nineteen years have flown by. And we have a whole 15 months to plan on something really special for our gala 10th anniversary. And a 10th anniversary means a special gift for all … let me look that one up … ah tin or aluminum! So next year we’ll celebrate with tins of spam and cans of Boddington’s for everyone at the gala event. Look for your invitation in the email spam folder.

On the plus side, we welcome some new friends to the madhouse, GSS ex-noob, Tor Mented, Raoul, Longtime_Lurker, and many, many, too many more to mention. Flashback Fridays have become a run-away hit (with the staff). But don’t think we’re sloughing off here because you get that extra cover back on Two-fer Tuesdays and we get to sneak out the door early on Liquid Lunch Thursdays to enjoy our three-day weekends. Our staff has also proposed we introduce Bank Holiday Mondays each week but we are still focus-grouping that idea.

On to the honours. First, the top rated cover of last year:

 

No! I am the Lizard King!Click for full image

 

… which seems like cheating since our demographic can’t seem to get enough of the Old Dick. Highest rated cover not a Blade book:

 

Heisenberg is uncertain about this coverClick for larger image

 

We asked GSS Admin for his favourite and he shouted through the locked door “anything with tits on it”:

 

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

 

And we asked Tag Wizard’s for his chosen favourite from the year and he said “Hot Stuff”:

 

Nipple targeting program activated....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: 8.10 out of 10)
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Jan 09

Tag Wizard here wishing you all a Happy New Year! 2016 was an awful year in general but very disruptive here at Good Show Sir. Because of financial losses caused by continued unfair competition by Chinese Good Show Sir, GSS Admin left for St. Petersburg in midsummer to be administrator for a Russian troll farm and fake news site. No cause for alarm, he hopes to get an exit visa and return any day now. After Brexit our entire staff of embittered and poorly paid Polish tag minions quit en masse, but not before pilfering all of our office supplies. And this was the year our iconic I Sing the Body Electric cover was continually knocked out of the Top Ten by flashy, trendy, more-recent covers. Fortunately it is back in the favourites, no doubt thanks to GSS Admin’s troll army. Hopefully 2017 will be a much better year. It can’t be any worse than 2016!

On to the honours. First, the top rated cover of last year:

Mmmm... uhhh... I'll just take the bus. Click for original post

Before he left, GSS Admin said this was his chosen favourite:

The only concert to end in casting hellfire on the audience!Click for original post

And my chosen favourite from the year:

They call me Captain-Mix-A-Lot!Click for original post

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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