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May 22

A bird with a bird hairdo. A first.Click for larger image

Lillie Awesome Art Direction: Give me a little man, with a giant bird grafted to his head, and out of the giant bird’s head, I want a man’s head if human heads were shaped like potatoes, but upside down, and sitting inside that, I want a man, but with a bird’s head, and maybe make it look like the bird-headed man is shooting a bird out of his hand, which should also be holding a torch. Throw a bunch of rainbow people in a birth control pillbox in the background — it’s very high concept. We’re going to have to skimp on printing costs because we went over budget persuading Heinlein and Asimov to appear together, so don’t break your neck painting detail. Now, what say we make this a five martini lunch?

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: 8.78 out of 10)
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Dec 12

After a dozen-too-many Jello shotsClick for larger image

Small assassin, he is. HmmmmmClick for larger image

It’s a Two-fer Tuesday – The Small Assassin Special!

Ms Ann Thrope Comments: The hazard of sliding glass doors.

Good Show Sir Comments: “Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you.”

Published 1970, 1976

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: 8.57 out of 10)
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Sep 26

Every book complete; unlike our competitors' with half the chapters missingClick for larger image

How you like dem apples?Click for larger image

It’s a Two-fer Tuesday – 1950s Ray Bradbury Bantam Paperbacks

Good Show Sir Comments:

#1. Paperback sales are down last quarter in Ohio, Alabama and California. Do something creative with the covers to get our numbers back up.

#2. Passive-aggressive cover artist thinks Bradbury stories are boring

Published 1951, 1954

You might remember one of these 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: 6.77 out of 10)
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Aug 16

Joke CamelClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments:    ♫ I’ve been through the desert on a WTF with no name. ♫

Published 1971

Thanks to Erika 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: 9.06 out of 10)
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Feb 09

Dinosaur Samurai

'Wasssss-abi'Click for full image

Dinosaur Warriors

Jurassic SnarkClick for full image

Two Tiny Claws

Tyrannosaurus TexClick for full image

Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Comments: If you look carefully, you discover it wasn’t penned by Bradbury himself!

Published 1993, 1994, 1999

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: 8.53 out of 10)
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Jan 16

Nipple targeting program activated....Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: Alternate title – “I Got 3rd Degree Burns At 2nd Base”
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: 9.15 out of 10)
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Oct 29

YyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssClick for full image

Scott B Comments: The Day It Rained Forever… there were warning-sign-red clown faces staring regretfully at me?
Published 1974

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: 7.21 out of 10)
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Sep 12

Virtual Reality is so cool, man!Click for full image

Sophy C’s Art Direction: Red rat inside a skull inside a young woman!
Published 1970

The equally as amazing back 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: 7.72 out of 10)
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Feb 25

Last week you got 6 x H! I want to see your working out for this one!Click for full image

Frank Comments: I think the cover art is meant to convey that there are three different stories within, but then there is… Font Problem at Infinity!
Published 1963

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: 3.65 out of 10)
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Nov 19

Even daemons of hellfire occasionally like to put bra's on their heads.Click for full image

Frank Comments: Now here’s one that if I were on the bus and saw someone reading it, I might try to avoid attracting his or her attention. Just not my sort of creepy I guess.
Published 1968

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: 8.70 out of 10)
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