Mar 28

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Good Show Sir Comments: This cover blows.
Published 1988

You might remember this from 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: 6.79 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Wyrms”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Close the bloody door! Were you born in a park?!

  2. fred Says:

    Funky Monkey – one Brass Monkey inside one balls frozen brass monkey.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    The need for tyts.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    She’s wondering if monkey-hides would offer reasonable insulation from the cold.

  5. Raoul Says:

    It’s PuppyMonkeyBaby’s daddy

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    Let’s get fuzzy-cold.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    I’m calling “anatomical issues” on that monkey’s paw.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    I’m amazed she hasn’t frozen to death in that tank top, given that she looks like she’s in the Himalayas or something.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The actual blurb:

    “WYRMS is an extremely pywerful and thyughtful byyk—yne yf the best things Yrsyn Scytt Card has written ty date, unreadable, but yne yf his best nyntheless.”

    –Rooooooooger Zeloooooooozny

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    Book-store customer: “Excuse me, clerk, do you have ‘Wyrms?’”
    Clerk: “I’d rather not say, sir.”

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    Customer: “I mean ‘Wyrns’ from Tor Books.”
    Clerk: “These was from steak tartare, sir.”

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s, um… less icky than the other cover? (As I pointed out in comments then)

    And, lo, IKEA Monkey was foretold! Truly, SF is prophecy.

    @Raoul: Is the underdressed girl PMB’s mother, then? Is that more or less disgusting than the bug sex?

    Ny matter what the cyver, this byyk is hyrrible.

    Syrry nyt syrry, Yrsyn.

  13. drlemaster Says:

    Is lower-right monkey wearing a light gray, long-sleeved day dress accessorized with a tasteful string of pearls? That would actually make this one much more classy than the vast majority of the covers here. Still, they need to get inside right away, or bundle up more. Looks chilly.

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The monkey in the back doesn’t look too good. It seems to be turning blue. Even the cup of coco doesn’t seem to be working.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @drlemaster: I think that monkey is wearing a lightweight knitted sweater with some sort of rib stitch at neckline and cuffs. But it might be a day dress with a knotted lace sort of neckline and cuffs, which would be very classy indeed.

    You’re right that they all need to be inside. Lower-right monkey in something lightweight, girl in a tank top and flimsy wrap she can’t keep on her torso, other monkey is turning blue in its sheet as @Anti-Sceptic said.


  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Note how all three characters are holding their breath in the freezing air…

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Well, this WAS published during the peak of America’s love affair with cocaine.
    (What, you thought that was snow?)

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: Yrsyn Scytt CyrD wouldn’t have done cocaine — he’s so Myrmyn he wouldn’t consume anything fun. The artist, I can’t answer for.

    Presumably the men of Katmandu Vice will be along soon to arrest her.

    Miss Tank Top needs to wrap her wrap around her. Or give it to the blue monkey.

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