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Apr 24

The hookah-smoking caterpillar went thatawayClick for larger image

Sgt Rock vs. AsterixyClick for larger image

It’s a Two-fer Tuesday: Worst of the Best from F&SF

Ace E. Doocy Comments:

1. The FBI Taint Team swings into action.

2. Better add a rocket or they’ll never know it’s science fiction.

Published 1962, 1975

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: 9.25 out of 10)
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Apr 09

Planet JanetClick for larger image

Rick Deckard Comments: The body of a woman … the soul of a demon … and the mouth of a drunken sailor.
Published 1960

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: 8.29 out of 10)
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Mar 15

Gamer-of-the-future's got a joystick on his head.Click for larger image

Tat Wood Comments: Painted by Emsh during a Cortico-Thalamic Pause and with an introduction by Forrest J. Ackerman, just in case the cover-art didn’t make you run away fast enough.

Published 1964

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: 8.09 out of 10)
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Mar 05

Tinging in the showerClick for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: Is there no end to Dwayne Johnson’s ambition?

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: 6.55 out of 10)
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Feb 20

Bats with headlightsClick for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments: Apocalypse Yow.
Published 1964

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: 8.89 out of 10)
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Jan 23

Published in 69, heh-heh

Who you callin yucky monster?

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It’s a Two-fer Tuesday – Virgin Planet special!

Good Show Sir Comments:

#1 It says “Cover design Lester, Larkin & Divers” on back cover. Took a three-man team to design an arse cover.

#2 OK lady but if you’ve never seen a man you’re setting your expectations up a little high.

Published 1969, 2000

Thanks to Raoul for sending one in! 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: 8.56 out of 10)
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Dec 13

Zoot Suit RiotClick for larger image

Benny Comments: Look what the dog fetched.

Published 1957

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: 6.75 out of 10)
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Nov 16

Interpretive dance with the Blue Man GroupClick for larger image

Kang N. Kodos Comments: … leprechaun antennae, lollipop gun, spinnin’ in his grave … Tag Wizard is gonna have to up his game!

Published 1990

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: 8.33 out of 10)
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Nov 09

Tumbleweedtroopers!Click for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments: Surrender Earth to its enemy? What a great plan! Why didn’t I think of that?!‽

Published 1966

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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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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