Feb 11

This covers have all been sent in by River and I thought they might all make an excellent mega post. Thanks very much to River who has also provided some information about each!

I'm way too happy to be jumping over a M!Click for full image

Contains 100 short stories by Hungarian authors.
Published 2003

My right arm is huge! My left... not so much.Click for full image

This third hardcover reissue contains two novels written by a Hungarian author under English pseudonym. Writing fantasy and science fiction stories under English pen names was very popular in the 90s. And many readers really thought that these writers are from abroad.
Published 1999

At least it doesn't feckin' sparkle!Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Translating the Hungarian title to English was also a strange tradition in these books just like the English pen names for Hungarian writers. You can read inside that, A szellemlt, means, The Spiritseer. Hardcover.
Published 2005

That's cheating! No hydraulics allowed!Click for full image

j Galaxis is a science fiction magazine published twice a year in Hungary. Guess which years product is this one. 1988? You slipped twenty years. This issue is only three years old.
Published 2008

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: 8.89 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Hungarian Mega Post”

  1. SI Says:

    Quiet today… almost too quiet….

    I quite like the vampire one actually! Though still not sure of a public reading.

  2. Dalton H. Says:

    The baby emperor also does E-TRADE commericals

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    Lord Voldemort must be a popular guy in Hungary! Looks like that’s him on the first cover. I thought it might be him on the third cover, until I looked under the sheep. Maybe his sister?

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    Nice to see Michael Chiklis still getting work now The Shield has finished.

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Actually, I kinda like these covers. They’re whimsical in the right way.

  6. Adam Roberts Says:

    Is the M-jumping guy in the first cover trying to salute like Benny Hill? How cool is that?

  7. Green Says:

    I agree with Adam, the covers are wonderfully cheesy. The intricate frames for 2 & 3! The D & D cast of characters come to life on 1! Are those heels on the robot-gawker?

    (The dimension-hopping sheep is back! Now protecting the perkily cold chests of undead vampires! Woot!)

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The cover with the atrophied “couch potato” watching TV sports isn’t really science fiction…

    Most sports fans really look (more or less) like the one in the picture… and most modern athletes ALSO look like the one in the picture.
    And small wonder, what with all the stuff they’re inhaling, injecting and swallowing these days… ;-P

  9. Phil Says:

    How nice to see the sheep again.

  10. Ilya Chentsov Says:

    Yeah, there was even a video game based on Caldwell’s books, called World of Chaos.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    Cover 2: There is something seriously wrong with that guy’s face.

  12. fred Says:

    four wings to fly

    three morningstars

    two vampy tits

    and a potato on a couch

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    1. Who else remembers Action Transfers?
    2. Don Rickles and China Mieville got into a teleport and the Mekon came out
    3 My empty eye-sockets are up here
    4 The robot has abruptly thought ‘what am I doing with my life?’

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    For some reason I can’t work up any enthusiasm for this. Perhaps I’m bad covered out.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: Yeah, they’re pretty dull as badness goes, although I did remember the macrocephalic watching the Robot Olympics before I got to it. I’d forgotten the sheer extent of the gigantic melon though.

    @TagW: Doesn’t this deserve the “baldy bald man” tag? Lots of chrome domes here.

    Looking at the intricate border frames, I’m wondering if they got paid by the squiggle.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Space Modesty Sheep definitely improves Cover #3. In fact, Space Modesty Sheep would improve all of these covers—

    #1. Over the squatting demon who appears to be taking a poo.
    #2. Over Mr. Mussolini Clean’s ghastly smirk.
    #3. Thank god it’s already there.
    #4. Over those stomach-churning lower legs, of course.

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “#2. Over Mr. Mussolini Clean’s ghastly smirk.”

    Yeah, he really looks like he’s planning to do something _nasty_ with that flail, doesn’t he?
    (Just noticed the globe: interesting geography. “What if the world were… all Greenlands?”)

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Yes, more Space Sheep would have helped. Hope M-jumping guy doesn’t either plummet to his death or land in the demon poo.

    @Bruce: Maybe Bald Smirking Mussolini hopes to use his flail to escape the border and the World Of Greenlands to some place more interesting.

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