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Oct 17

Suppositories... the only cure for bighanditis... doesn't help bigheaditis much though.Click for full image

Bibliomancer’s Art Direction: I want a picture that will be timeless. Like a mash-up of Peter Max meets Chairman Mao. Art like that will never go out of style. Now give me another foot-long pill and leave me alone. I’ve got a lot of art-making to do!
Published 1970

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.95 out of 10)
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Jan 23

Honey... I'm really not sure about this years Christmas tree...Click for slightly larger image

Joachim Comments: In case you didn’t notice, there’s a purple fætus in an amniotic plastic bag above my melting face.
Published 1968

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.88 out of 10)
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Nov 26

Harsh words had been said by both... but Palmer would soon make up with Space Module 545454-C.Click for full image

Tat Wood Comments: This is by way of adding to the conversation about recycling artwork. Ideally, it should be appended to the comments on ‘The Rod of Light’. No prizes for guessing what it originally covered, but given that Dick’s book has some pretty distinctive visual iconography (mentioned in the title) it’s a stupidly inappropriate choice.
Published 1975

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 6.32 out of 10)
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May 16

Looks like, I've found my new basketball!Click for slightly larger picture

Joachim Comments: Gremlin in a space suit descends from amorphous pink vessel…
Published 1993

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.48 out of 10)
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May 10

I'm how they say... a psychotic robotic killing machine mark 4... WINK!Click for full image

Dan Comments: Not sure if this is suppose to be sexy or terrifying, but the coy wink can’t save it.
Published 1975

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.90 out of 10)
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Feb 22

Sorry... what? Responded the robber.Click for full image

Phil’s Art Direction: Look, no one will guess that this book is about futuristic police, unless you paint POLICE onto the side of that hovership. While you’re at it, give that policeman an unusually large face. I hear that’s how policemen will look centuries hence.
Published 1976

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 5.88 out of 10)
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Dec 13

So gold he breaks the covers boarder!Click for full image

Phil’s Art Direction: To be honest with you, I’m not convinced he’s golden enough. Make the whites of his eyes golden as well, would you please? And a few wires attached randomly to the face will convey the science fictional nature of the book.
Published 1983

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 5.80 out of 10)
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Oct 18

Turn it off Inquisitor General. He's had quite enough of William Shatner's spoken word albums.Click for full image

Phil Comments: Coming up next on Radio Free Albemuth, the latest from Lynyrd Skynrd. But first, here’s the weather forecast.
Published 1988

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 7.08 out of 10)
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Apr 06

What up Liz! HIGH FIVE! Yeaaaaahhhhaaaaa!Click for full image

Richard P Comments: Gary was beginning to regret that he’d neglected his garden.
Published 1966

And on the other side -

Unteleported... into another mans crotch!Click for full image

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 6.64 out of 10)
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Aug 23

So tired... [insert funny caption]Click for full image

Jo’s Art Direction: So we’ll have a human-like albino with totally gnarly fluorescent earrings clinging onto a stern-looking tree-alien holding a striped gun and sitting in a spotty spaceship, with an oddly-proportioned firefight going on in the background. Get to it!
Published 1987

Many thanks to Jo!

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 7.79 out of 10)
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