Feb 04

FULL LENGTH! SOLD!Click for full image

MAN WITH BEARD! DOUBLE SOLD!Click for full image

Here at Good Show Sir we do try to stay away from self-published books. We understand people tend not to have a lot of money so they can’t afford an artist to draw a wizard making love to a damsel on top of an electricity breathing dragon. This one however… I think needs to be shown to the world! Glorious!
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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: 7.36 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “A Trilogy”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    ‘SCI/FI/NOVELS’ — just glorious. Circle the relevant term.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Sci/Fi/Novels ?? Eh?? What??

    Is this some entirely new and groundbreaking kind of slash fiction??


  3. THX 1138 Says:

    That’s not three full length sc/fi/novels, those are three 90s death metal albums.

  4. SI Says:

    No No.. there’s just some dust on the cover –

    Satan Enraged because He Died at Childbirth without a Scratch

    Not the best title for a series to be fair…

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Looking at the back cover…

    1. Not that I’ve had much luck with publication, but if your debut novel is pure “high concept”, you’d better have another go at it.

    For those of you who don’t know “high concept”, there’s a brilliant explanation here at CAUTION: Not completely safe for work.

    2. I have the unsettling feeling that this novel is based on real life.

    3. “I wish to register a complaint! Hello, miss?”

    “What do you mean, ‘miss’?”

    “I’m sorry, I have a cold. I wish to complain about this parrot which you dropped off on me not half hour ago in the park.”

    “Ah, yes, the Norwegian Holographic. What’s wrong with it?”

    “What’s wrong with it? I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it. It’s satanic, that’s what’s wrong with it.”

  6. Herm Says:

    I actually kind of want to read these.

    Other than the typo, I’m not going to mock the cover if it’s really a self-produced design. I imagine most writers would agree that there’s a reason some of us do the writing and let the people with art skill do art. 😉

  7. Dalton H. Says:

    Spoiler alert: He died of childbirth

  8. Phil Says:

    Dalton H., your spoiler is better than his title!

    What I like about this is that it’s a TRILOGY. These aren’t unrelated stories, they’re a fully-formed trilogy. So those demons reporting to Satan are somehow connected to the late David Cartwright and to Trevor’s unwanted parrot.

    There’s got to be one great revelation at the end of SCRATCH!

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    Man, I hate those pesky holographic parrot fiends, always after my pre-teenagers.

    WHO on earth says ‘pre-teenager’??

  10. FeárofMüsic Says:

    ‘Pre-teenagers’ souls eh? Since when do they even have souls? Have you ever seen a soulful looking eleven year old? And not burst out laughing? I mean, I personally, that is, as a person, have nothing against ‘pre-teenagers’, but it isn’t like they are actually people.

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    I have to say, after reading the synopses on the back again… if these were short stories, my interest would be piqued. As novels, though? I mean, does anyone really want to read a novel-length work about a man trapped in a pregnant woman’s body? Or a holographic parrot?

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    And you’d be enraged too, Scratch, if you’d died in childbirth.

  13. fred Says:

    Published in 2008. The author’s blogs, in which we discover he designed the cover. If there was a GSS for blogs…..

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred: Ol’ Vic believed in minimum effort, didn’t he? Wonder if the content is also that way.

    We all know that self-pub authors can’t afford “real” art (and GSS proves “real” art is too often a bad idea), but he certainly could have made some of the cover lines larger, even if he only owns one font.

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