Nov 02

These boots are made for stalking?

Good Show Sir comments: Something special for our Good Show Sir After Dark subscribers.

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1981

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: 5.00 out of 10)

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26 Responses to “Deadly Silents”

  1. Tor Mented Says:

    Augh! Where is that space sheep when you really need it?

  2. Tor Mented Says:

    So … silents but deadly? With the harlequin’s nethers so close to the woman’s nose?
    This cover just keeps getting more horrific.

  3. Tor Mented Says:

    No wonder the terran cop is wearing a gas mask, really.

  4. Max Bathroom Says:

    If that’s Daria on the slab, does that mean the other two are Beavis and Butthead after some sort of SF makeover?

  5. fred Says:

    The yinness and yangness of bad covers is probably the creating force of dark matter.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    Indeed Fred.

    Yesterday’s cover was almost good. So, as if the universe itself* were acting to restore the cosmic balance today we have a cover that is stupid, incompetent, and sexist to boot.

    *What, you mean GSS isn’t a direct manifestation of the universal consciousness.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    “Hey Baby, you must be the murderer ’cause you are killin me that bod!”

  8. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Jesterboots is a eunuch.

  9. Ryan Says:

    Yin-yang person’s outfit defeats rational analysis. Helmet and bare hands? Leather belt?

    Then you see Bootbeast.

  10. Tracy Says:

    I’m getting Snow White vibes, but there’s only one hairy, Harley-Quinnesque dwarf, and Prince Charming is a space explorer.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The perv: he’s not wearing his gloves! [1]


  12. fred Says:

    Wonder if Herring was deliberately joking when he put his name where it is.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Ryan: As for yin-yang guy, think about it logically.

    Sacrificial woman and harlequin are breathing just fine, therefore it’s safe to have the hands out. So why the helmet?

    The answer’s right there. Silent. Deadly. He’s protecting himself from fumes, just like @Tor (3) said.

    @Max: B&B would certainly “heh heh heh” at this title.

    @FB: Of course GSS is a manifestation of the universe.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @TagW: I am peeved.

    I sent you a ton of pictures back in 2018, which was 4 years ago, and bupkis.

    Also earlier this year a bunch, and only one appeared.

    Yet @Ryan’s most excellent stuff is here all the time.

    (This is not a dig at Ryan; he does find the bestest out there in the desert).


    And I have another big batch of glorious WTF-ness from the 60s and 70s that’s going to go away soon — more Laser Books, for example, and random “this is SF, slap something trippy on it”. No Space Sheep required.

    I feel bad that I can’t share them with the merrie band of men and women and other humans of GSS. (Aliens, cats, dogs, whatever, them too.)

    Yours etc.

  15. Emster Says:

    Yep, that would have been a “hard pass” at the bookstore for me… Composition is not bad, but low in creativity and high in ick factor.

    All kinds of questions: Why do they need Terran Cops when locals are telepaths? Why bother with thigh high boots when you’re otherwise nekkid?
    Did Herring come up with this cover on his own or did he slap something together with deadline looming?

  16. Ryan Says:

    @14 – GSSxN: I had the same experience with the site’s “submit page” function.

    Therefore I send the covers to the Tag Wizard via the email address for the Tag Wizard, since I don’t believe that the submission page function works.

    Also, the Tag Wizard sends nice notes in return, which is much appreciated, since then I know that my stuff is getting through.

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    @Ryan, GSS ex-Noob: I’ve had a similar problem but I used to assume it was just that my selections weren’t bad enough. Which, as one of them was this would be strange. (My photo was clearer).

    I hope this isn’t the start of more Technical Problems.

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The cover becomes slightly less icky when you realize, upon close scrutiny of her right hip joint, that it completely swivels and in fact she’s actually a Barbie™ doll.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Ryan: I’ve been sending pictures via email too, and Tag acknowledges arrival.

    But he hardly ever puts any of mine up and I’ve sent in dozens over the last few years. Not all as high quality as your “best” but some of them even worse than that.

    It’s unfair, is what it is.

    @Tat: That is indeed worthy of here, with a sky-eye sat upon by a squirrel, and whatever’s going on with the guy and his reflected female self.

    I suggest a multipart extravaganza to dump a few covers each day till the backlog is emptied. No need for art direction or even mouseover text — just unleash the hounds (and unidentified things) every day, automated.

    It’s time to drink from the firehose.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Emster: Hey, even a eunuch harlequin needs to get his kinky boots on. Compensating for the lack of dick.

    And you’d think a telepathic society would know whodunnit. Maybe they can’t kill for some reason, so they need the infamous “shoot now, ask questions later” cops from Earth.

    @BC: Her hip does look like Barbie, but Barbie’s arms can’t bend like that — her boobs are always sticking out when she’s nude.

    Presumably, in The Future, she gets working elbow joints.

    Although I don’t think dickless alien cares much for modesty.

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    WRT the covers issue—is it maybe a pdf vs jpeg thing? I think pdfs don’t upload to GSS, but since I am a happy Luddite what do I know? Maybe Chinese GSS is inscrutably behind it all.

  22. Tat Wood Says:

    @ex-Noob et al: with the general slow-down of fresh posts, I think this hobby of theirs is on a back-burner because of everything else currently expected of people in full-time work. I don’t think it’s malice or favouritism.

    Dunno if you’ve noticed, but Britain’s currently giving us a sneak preview of what will happen when Jeff Bezos becomes US President. I’m just glad they can run this site without paywalls or endless adverts and sponsored messages.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: Which is why I suggested just throwing them all out without any clever work needed by Tag and Admin. Just load them up to go off automatically once a day from now till whenever. We can all certainly make up our own descriptions and chatter along without any help. We could survive without tags for a bit. They wouldn’t have to do any work here, leaving plenty of time to work for their lords and masters to get a crust.

    Although I am considering @BC’s theory. It’s one I’ve thought of myself. You never know what Chinese GSS is up to.

    Bezos would indeed suck, but maybe not as much as (or at least differently from) Cheeto Benito. He’s not so openly vile, and he does actually have his very own billions, unlike TFG who’s propped up by dodgy Russian loans (because nobody else would lend to him). And the things you want do get delivered. Physical goods, not racism and all the other -isms we got last time.

  24. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    TFG ???

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Blue: It’s said to stand for “The Former Guy”, but I have seen many other interpretations of the letters, particularly of the F.

  26. A. R. Yngve Says:

    In a mind-bending plot twist worthy of Erich Von Däniken, it turns out that Commedia Dell’arte was brought to Earth by ancient furry aliens.

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