Nov 02

Who ordered the nightmare juice?Click for full image

Bibliomancer Comments: Introducing Whatdafug – the 23rd Century Philadelphia Eagles football mascot.
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: 7.71 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “The Best SF Stories From New Worlds”

  1. fred Says:

    Not really sure if a sheep should be put to work on the groin or not but if it gets kicked there it’s gonna hurt like hell.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    You may scoff, but in the future we’ll all look like that.

  3. Perry Armstrong Says:

    … and yet, not as unsettling as Wenlock and Mandeville.

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’mancer—this may be a cover that defies comment, although, thanks to @fred’s high quality version, it does appear that the little people in the background are *skipping* their way toward that, er, thing.

  5. Michael Toland Says:

    I love a good monster that defies the laws of physics and biology. No wonder the crowd’s excited.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – If they are true Eagles fans they are skipping over there to kick it in the crotch. Hope that is an athletic cup bulging inside its groin.

  7. Noel Says:

    If he’s the mascot, then I want to see the cheerleaders.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    It kind of looks like a tree. A mutant tree that’s become some sort of unnatural thing. See how it’s in some sort of crater? That’s because it just fell out of the sky, and the people from the city are coming over to kill it with fire.

    @Perry Armstrong: Maybe it ought to have a fight with Wenlock and Mandeville. Whatever wins would clearly be the most unsettling of the three.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It appears to have its mouth and reproductive organs combined into one. 😐

    What rather chills me is that it seems to be surrounded by a path of blood.

  10. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Tall guy in the background seems to be pointing excitedly to the right (the same direction Whatdafug’s looking), giving the impression a way more interesting sight must be happening ‘out of shot’. Why, cover artist, why focus on the mundane and deny us this interesting thing?

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Perry: Here you are, the interesting thing. That will be £1.

  12. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @Dead Stuff (11): I’m more inclined to think it’s: “Wow, that’s the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen on this planet. Nah, not that Olympic mascot looking thing – the Sixth Doctor’s just arrived!”

    Nevertheless, consider my next (AUD equivalent) £1 used to purchase a book with a terrible cover to have been spent in your honour.

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    @DSWBT, @Perry – I think I know what the little people are gesturing excitedly about.They just caught sight of tomorrow’s Terrible Book Cover!

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    It has a gas mask for an abdomen. ‘Are you my tummy?’

    (Or, for very old UK readers, this is what a Grumbleweeds/ Boosh crossover would look like).

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Dead StuffWBT, @Perry A—I’m sorry but all GSS transactions, particularly those conducted under the rose, must be in Bitcoin. It’s more futuristic.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “They came closer and saw the terrifying transformation. What had once been Little Orphan Annie had shed its human disguise… and now it was spreading its ghastly wings, ready to take flight.”

  17. Monty Says:

    So much detail on what’s essentially a flying butt.

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