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Sep 19

Mutant starfish might seem weird... if I wasn't hanging about with pirate Pinocchio!Click for full image

Lauren F Comments: Avast ye badly-photoshopped starfish, my evil-eyed puppet boy sidekick will now make you walk the plank! Or crawl slowly, arrrr.
Published 2013

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: 8.47 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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Sep 11

All he wanted was a unicorn... he had to settle for a girl-a-corn...Click for full image

Wesley Comments: Acorna’s Search, or The Daydreams of Cosplay Fail Girl.
Published 2001

Bonus: dust jacket blurb 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: 7.29 out of 10)
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Sep 10

I love these German electro dance artists...Click for full image

Scott B Comments: I don’t care how far into the future this book is set — there is no way that outfit will ever be in fashion.
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: 8.89 out of 10)
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Sep 09

I can't stop imagining his head moving while he talks instead of his lips...Click for full image

Well... I cut that picture up for the front cover. I'll be damned if I won't use it for the back too!Click for full image

Frank Comments: Saw this at the Friends of the Library sale where I volunteer, and remembered one of my brothers had a copy of it when I was very young. I remember being very creeped out by the image of the stuffing coming out of the open head. And they did it again on the back cover!
Published 1962

Yes, Twilight Zone is a franchise…
…but this is amazing!

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: 6.63 out of 10)
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Aug 28

Does a souffle rise in space? Click for full image

Dorian G Comments: If the recipes come out looking anything like this illustration, it surely is food from out of this world!
Published 1973

Technically non-fiction – but we’ll ignore that today!
Click here for a list of recipes and authors!

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: 7.80 out of 10)
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Aug 27

I'm sorry... you have glowitis! Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: … and radioactive!
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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Aug 22

Mr Gorilla President! Who makes your capes... and where can we get one?Click for full image

Bob M Comments: Professor, wait! That’s not a banana! That’s NOT a banana!
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: 7.90 out of 10)
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Aug 20

Is that nudity? I'm scared.... so is Space Sheep... Click for full image

Michelle G Comments: Why did you think a giant bubble would sell books?
Editor: Shut up! That’s why!
Published 1979

Thanks for sending this in, Michelle!

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: 7.11 out of 10)
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Aug 19

Are you drunk this morning? Or is the title blurred... I say both!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: And now on the BBC, everyone’s favourite children’s cartoon, The Magic Evil Clown Devil Ghost Funny Crocodile Man. Warning, some viewers may find that certain scenes scar them for life.
Published 1967

Many thanks to Darren T 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: 8.56 out of 10)
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