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Good Show Sir Comments: To quote our esteemed colleague Bibliomancer: “I Got You, Babe”.

Thanks, again, to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1985

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: 4.60 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “Cuckoo’s Egg”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    REVEALED: how werewolf Michael Hestletine abducted baby Harold Wilson and raised him as his own.

    All this week on GB News.

  2. fred Says:

    The comfy chair can’t be that comfy if it needs a throw pillow.

  3. Max Bathroom Says:

    Isn’t that whole cover painting a spoiler?

  4. THX 1139 Says:

    This is why Athena posters went out of business.

  5. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Veiny Dogman: interstellar babysitter.

  6. B.Chiclitz Says:

    “And when he grows up he’ll have a haircut just like mine!”

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    The female in some species of cuckoo birds lay their eggs in the nest of other birds. This causes the other birds to unwittingly feed and raise the cuckoo chicks as their own.
    Hence the term “cuckold.”
    So I am thinking that the man on this cover has a wife who was overly familiar with a certain James T. Kirk.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    Thanks for the shout-out GSS Admin!

    But now I got nuthin’.

  9. Francis Boyle Says:

    That feeling when you realise baby Billy Idol has been swapped for baby Barry Manilow.

  10. Ryan Says:

    I had no idea that Jack Palance liked to cosplay as a werewolf while cradling The Holy Infant in his burled walnut papasan chair. That is quite a niche.

  11. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Have you noticed a pattern here? Whenever you put an infant on a skiffy book cover, things get stupid.

    For starters, these “sci-fi babies” are always shown in an environment utterly lacking in all the stuff that parents NEED for babies – diapers, baby food, baby equpiment, safety gates for staircases, I could go on listing items ALL DAY.

    And of course, the elephant in the room: Clothing. Why are all these infants always shown freezing their arses off?

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    Everyone has a creepy uncle, but not everyone has a creepy uncle with a papasan chair.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Ryan: It really is Palance! GSS!

    @fred: Papasan chairs all have pillows, and yet they all remain uncomfortable.

    Even if you’re a lizard-man with a bare-ass kid.

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @AR Yngve: Baby Jesus doesn’t need any of that, because he’s the goddamn Messiah.

  15. Emster Says:

    Me at the bookstore looking at book cover: WTF have you written, CJ?
    Me after reading the book: Yeah, cover not even close to weird enough… but I liked it.

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