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Aug 16

Shark Week is always on!Click for larger image

Charles Comments “Do you like the underwater nursing home I found for you, Dad? When can I visit? … ooh the call must be breaking up … all that water you know ….”

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: 8.67 out of 10)
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Aug 09

Is assTing! a Thing!?Click for larger image

Mosquito Wenzi Comments: Why wouldn’t you wear a gown and high-heels to a sword fight when all the Ting will surely blind your enemies anyway?

Published 2008

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: 8.67 out of 10)
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Aug 01

fonTing!Click for larger image

Alice Comments: “[Each word is spelled with] convincing characters [You’ll only read this if you’re drunk so eat some mints to stay] breathless [There is no] action [so you’d better make that drink a double] old fashioned [The proofreaders need to work on their] reading fun[damentals]”

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: 7.86 out of 10)
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Jul 30

'Not embarrassing enough. She'll never get a job at Baen.Click for larger image

Tag Wizard Comments: Nicola Alter writes the Thoughts on Fantasy blog and last year she set out to create an over-the-top fantasy book cover including all the standard fantasy clichés. As she wrote:

“I’ve encountered a few covers that take it a bit far, but I thought it’d be amusing to go even further, and have a bit of fun with the tropes of my favourite genre… so here is my recipe for a no-holds-barred, all-boxes-ticked, epic high fantasy book cover (accompanied by examples from the most clichéd design I can muster).”

Well, we here at Good Show Sir! consider ourselves the experts on bad covers. So we’ll be the judge of that!

So check out her post where she walks you through the steps:

How to Make a Clichéd High Fantasy Cover

And be sure to visit the rest of her site and welcome her to join us here at Good Show Sir: the home of ethnic and erudite book cover curation.

Published 2017

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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Jul 18

Chippendales --- in space!Click for larger image

Mosquito Wenzi Comments: A transparent space suit to show off his impressive muscles! …GAAHHH!!

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: 7.00 out of 10)
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Jul 16

Is Eye Ting! a thing?Click for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: *hypnotic music* They are not internment camps. They are summer camps.

Published 1967

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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Jul 09

Rex Tillerson IS Doc SavageClick for larger image

Mosquito Wenzi Comments: “I’ve got the Ting! I’ve got it!”

“Yeah, dear, you’ve got it. Now look Behind You!”

Published 1986

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: 7.75 out of 10)
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May 31

... keeps the doctor from gay!Click for larger image

Tat Wood Comments: I can’t come up with anything more damning than the blurb (crummy punctuation and all):

Post-Holocaust Paris is a pretty seedy stand-in for the original, but what can you expect when the government’s main aim is Orgasm Prevention, and when the national hero is wandering around in Nowhen…

But things are changing! Rumor hs it that the Timetraveler is coming back. In a few months. At which point, Time itself will come to an end…

Published 1980

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: 7.73 out of 10)
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May 15

Sexologist. A role model for all women in STEM!Click for larger image

Time for sexology lab!Click for larger image

It’s a Two-fer Tuesday: Yolanda Special!

Tom Noir Comments: I’d like to push her button, if you know what I mean!!! No seriously, what does the button on her belt do?

Good Show Sir Comments: Just washed my hands. Can you give me your towel?

Published 1975, 1976

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: 8.75 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: 7.70 out of 10)
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