Jan 07

Happy New Year 2019! We will remember 2018 for all the cameo appearances of actual professional artists, authors and editors in the comments! Surprisingly, they are not happy! Why would they mistake our lovely site for some sort of Museum of Bad Art? Just because our tagline is “Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers”? First thing to do in the near year is to change that to “Only the wurst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers” so they don’t misunderstand our intent. Not all though. Some get it.

We here at Good Show Sir Headquarters are looking forward to the new year and our gala 10th Anniversary bash scheduled at an undisclosed location sometime in March. Our special friends will have their invitations hand-delivered by a uniformed government agent sometime in the very near future.

As always, GSS After Dark Platinum Club Members can get their party invitations here.

On to the honours. Be aware that this post was prerecorded and if the order of the top three keep shifting, well, fuck it. I’ll just have to go in and delete some ratings.

First, the top rated cover of last year:

Tom Mix Seal of Approval!Click for larger image

Down in the Black Gang
Sexual innuendo. Always a crowd pleaser.

Our silver medal winner is the Jack Chalker Honourable Mention clusterfuck:

Is that you Fairy-Peg?Click for larger image

Honourable Mentions 19

As Bruce A Munro aptly put it: Well, if anyone was uncertain that Jack Chalker was dead, this should serve as convincing evidence.

And the bronze medal winning:

'Why am I chained to this pig?' - The PigClick for larger image

Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
pot-bellied dude and pot-bellied pig

My personal favourite cover of 2018:

Snakes on a DameClick to remove devil sheep

The Image of the Beast/Blown
Cover Blown. Mind Blown.

And Tag Wizard’s chosen favourite from the year:

Ow! Stop yanking on my eye, lady!Click for larger image

Chaos Mode
Es car go go

Peace out
— GSS Admin

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: 7.56 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Olde Year Summe Up 2018”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Marvellous. Happy New Year to everyone at GSS, I’m sure this year will be just as good as 2018! On this site, I mean, not anywhere else. At all.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Well, it certainly a good year when we have a visit from the author of God Emperor of Didcot. It makes me immensely happy to know that there is a book called God Emperor of Didcot. And yes, I did look it up to make sure it was real.

  3. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    Francis @2: Not only is it real, I own a copy and have read it. Good Show Sir!

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Best wishes for 2019! Had a blast on the GSS Platinum Club New Years Eve Cruise! Great to finally meet GSS Admin and Tag Wizard. Dorian La Padura was there sketching caricatures of everyone for £1. Even Chinese GSS showed up! I was surprised a few of you weren’t there. See you at the 10th anniversary bash!

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—Happy New Year, pilgrim! I was on the cruise, but incognito, hanging out in my pig suit with the cosplay crowd down in the Zone.

    And a GSS welcome to all!

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    This year was ‘lit’ and totally ‘extra’. Loved ‘rolling’ with my GSS ‘squad’! Well, I’m ‘thirsty’ for some ‘tea’, I’ll catch you groovy cats on the flippity flop!

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Kopasetic, Jack!

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Happy 2019, all!

    Missed the Carnacki cover. It’s definitely…something.

    Ghost of Jacob Marley. “Well, it could be worse. At least I just have money boxes, not an angry pig chained to my balls.”
    Scrooge: “That’s awfully…specific.”
    Marley: “The afterlife? You have NO IDEA.”

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @B’mancer: I thought it was quite nice for Toby to let us use his yacht for the cruise, and very savvy of him to make us leave a deposit for the damages. We won’t be getting that back and we’ll need another venue for next year.

    @Bruce: That’s my personal #1 of badness and nightmares, not only for last year but maybe the whole of GSS.

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    I wanted to join the rest of you on the New Year’s Eve platinum cruise, but I boarded the wrong ship. I spent New Year’s with a group of bird watchers. Terrible boring, but I did learn a lot about the buffle-headed merganser.

    Did you know it is the only extant species in the genus Lophodytes?

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @ Tor M—I guess that explains what this guy is doing—peering through those perv-noculars to check out that that buffled head! Either that or the spaceship next door has a window looking into the Starfleet Female Space Cadet Locker Room. Either way he’s so enthralled that he doesn’t seem to realize he’s about to get clonked by falling space rocks.

  12. Hammy Says:

    I wanted to take the GSS Platinum Club New Year’s Eve cruise, but, um, I had to let my membership lapse because I had to buy catfood instead….

    Even if I’d maintained my membership, I probably would have taken a long walk off the wrong pier.

    GSSx-n: Someone left the aerosol whipped cream and Silly String on the walls and ceiling of Toby’s stateroom? No wonder you all are losing your damage deposit….

  13. Tag Wizard Says:

    These GSS special party events just keep getting more and more popular. Here is Bibliomancer at the New Year’s Cruise having the time of his life with a bunch of his GSS friends:

  14. Raoul Says:

    That’s the last GSS cruise I’m going on. I woke up with a new pet monkey and a face tattoo!

    @Tor Mented – I love bird-watching too. Just last week I was lurking in the park and I spotted a pair of Great Tits!

  15. Tor Mented Says:

    Hi, Bibliomancer.

  16. Tor Mented Says:

    @Raoul: Of course that leads to the obligatory post about boobies.
    It’s only fair. We just had another Dick cover.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag W—That can’t be Bibliomancer. Where’s the third eye?

  18. Bibliomancer Says:

    Hi Tor Mented!

    Speaking of birds, I’m an owl man.
    Love those hooters!

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