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Jun 20

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,Click for full image

Bibliomancer Comments: I picture this is how it went down: Artist: So what do you want on the cover? Editor: Its called “Invasion of the Robots” paint me a robot. Artist: What kind of robot? Editor: I don’t care, any frickin robot. Later. Artist: OK, here’s your frickin robot. Editor: You’re fired. Artist: I quit. Editor: Oh yeah, well I’m putting this on the book anyway. Artist: Put my name on this and I’ll sue you. Editor: Idiot, you forgot you initialed it!

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: 7.71 out of 10)
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Jun 13

Demons... with TANKS!Click for full image

Dave F’s Art Direction: My parents DIED in the Lunar Brittlestar/Lichen wars! Don’t you tell ME what makes a scary book cover!
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: 7.44 out of 10)
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Jun 07

Just keep those hands visible where I can see them, dude.Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: “Oh, those shagadelic Brits!”

You might remember this from here.

Yes, it’s SF, read the back cover.

Published 1961

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: 7.40 out of 10)
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May 25

Looks like a copperhead snake.Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Here is the wrap-around cover so you enjoy the wrap-around snake view. The camera might not pick it up but everything is embossed. Lady, snake, sword, title. Everything!

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: 8.83 out of 10)
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May 24

Painted for a Grateful Dead album cover but overnighted to the New English Library by mistake.Click for full image

Mark E. Comments: We have a book here about a climate induced apocalypse. Stock image of a skull used on countless horror anthologies? That’ll do.
Published 1972

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: 5.73 out of 10)
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May 23

Jack-in-the-Box neck guy ... BEHIND YOU!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: I know a cat person who needs a gun safety lecture.

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: 8.87 out of 10)
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May 12

I'M MELTING!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Robot! I’ve been waiting an eternity for my check. Have the valet bring my car around. It’s the surrey with the fringe on top.
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: 7.25 out of 10)
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May 11

mmmm.... mind is completely blank today. The nudity in this one is just shocking! Shocking! If you zoom in a bit.Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Mark E’s Art Direction: We need to get more women reading science fiction. How about we put a picture of a naked women with a snake on the cover. Oh – and make sure the angle leaves NOTHING to the imagination.
Published 1979

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: 8.90 out of 10)
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May 06

We need an elite team... best get Space Pope!Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: I know what you’re all saying… “This book doesn’t count! It’s clearly self-published!” Well I found in a legit bookstore, dammit, so I say it counts!
Published 2000

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: 7.53 out of 10)
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Apr 28

A five-way draw in the fencing competition.Click for full image

MisterBob Comments: Now Melvyn, I know i said I liked swords – but where are the heads?

Published 1978

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: 8.52 out of 10)
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