Dec 22

In Space... there's still a lucrative market for Christmas trees!Click for full CHRISTMAS FILLED image

Good Show Sir Comments: I’d happily read this on a bus! Maybe not a train… definitely a bus though. That’s us for Christmas folks cause I am ON HOLIDAY! Wooooooo! We’ll be back on the 1st January 2016 for an Old Year Sum up! Have a great holiday!
Published 2012

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: 6.05 out of 10)

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37 Responses to “A Cosmic Christmas”

  1. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Silent Running Night!

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Of course, Winter Solstice will occur AT ANY TIME if you include the entire cosmos.
    So it’s always Christmas in space!

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Do androids dream of electric sugarplums?
    I have no presents and I must scream.
    I, Reindeer
    Fahrenheit 25/12
    Star Wrapping: A New Ribbon
    The Call of Cmistletoe

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    The lengths you have to go to get a real tree for the front room…

  5. fred Says:

    A BAENish theremin Xmas video with some things this cover needed.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    “…and a Catman in a pear treeeeee!”

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    The title had already been used by Canadian animators Nelvana

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    @ Dead Stuff: The Sugar-Plum that Came to Sarnath

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


    Tonight, my wife and I are going to drink a toast to the late, great Sir Terry Pratchett. Won’t you all join us, wherever you are? 😀

  10. Noel Says:

    Stranger in a Winter Wonderland.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Have Space Suit – Will Come a-Caroling

  12. Noel Says:

    A merry Christmas one and all!
    And remember, in space, no one can hear you pull a cracker.

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The Christmas dinner on Rigel V was almost perfect… until Uncle Morton ruined the mood with another one of his drunken, racist rants.

  14. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Turducken & Empire
    Second Turducken

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    RXmas for Chaos!

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    See also

    We Wish You A

    We Wish You A

    We Wish You A

  17. HappyBookworm Says:

    Man: “Sorry I’m late, everyone. It’s hard to land a rocket directly on a planet with no lander and in the snow. But I got the party snacks.”

    I actually asked myself why everyone on the planet seemed to be keeping their Christmas tree in ONE dome, then thought, “What, personal Christmas tree domes on the winter planet? Don’t be silly…”

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    And have a Good Show Sir New Year, everybody!

  19. StevenLP Says:

    On the back cover it has “Praise for a few of the contributers” … that could have been phrased so much better!

  20. Anna T. Says:

    A Cosmic Christmas Tree Farm

  21. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T: Star Copse?

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Anna T: Fir Us, The Living?
    Enemy Pine?
    I Sing the Body A Hemlock?

  23. Ray P Says:

    Frosty the spaceman.

  24. Perry Armstrong Says:

    The Little Demolished Boy

  25. L.B. Says:

    I’m dreaming of a Baen Christmas, just like the nightmares that I know….

  26. SI Says:

    Who needs cyrogencis when I’ve put myself into a Christmas food coma!

  27. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Beast That Shouted Fa La La La La, La La, La La! At the Heart of the World

  28. fred Says:

    I would’na thunk BAEN could produce a boring Xmas cover. I give it a “Christmas Story’ burned out department store Santa “Ho….Ho….Ho”.

  29. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @fred: do you think they should’ve gone with Jim Baen: The Masterful Lord Himself as Santa – missed opportunity much?

  30. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    *looks around*

    Is this the future?

    …I suppose?


    …all right, then.

    *tiptoes out*

  31. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Rudolph the mutant reindeer…”

    (They call me Captain Obvious!)

  32. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Happy New Year, to the entire GSS cosmos!

    If you shake that dome up and down, it snows all over the Xmas trees!

  33. Tom Noir Says:

    Yeah, it’s new years and then some! Hey admins, lets get some new covers for the new year!

  34. Tag Wizard Says:

    @ Tom Noir – We regret to inform you that we have finally posted every terrible sci-fi and fantasy cover that has ever been published.

    I will attempt to rouse Lord Admin from his champagne-induced coma to see if he can share with us a final Old Year Sum Up to commemorate this achievement.

  35. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Tag Wizard — I don’t believe we’ve run out of covers!

    Because there seems to exist a very strange information paradox in our day and age: Thanks to the Internet, the amount of bad art produced IN THE PAST is always increasing in the present — even from farther and farther back in time.

  36. GSS Admin Says:

    *wakes up under a sea of whiskey bottles and beer cans*

    What…. Hey what time is it? JANUARY!?! Better get some covers going! Sorry for the delay! Back tomorrow!

  37. Tom Noir Says:

    @Tag Wizard – All the bad covers ever?? Careful. You know I might take that as a CHALLENGE!

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