Apr 01

Good Show Sir... Good Show!Click for full image

That’s right! It is finally here – Good Show Sir: The Book! It’s taken me a while to write because of the many pre-conjunctions but it’s coming out this month! My family and friends told me my real name isn’t strong enough so I have chosen a pen name to write under.

Title: Good Show Sir
Author: Dr. J. R. Asimov
Publisher: Self Published
Publish Date:
1st April 2013
Synopsis: Gilbert W. Izard is a mild-mannered book editor in search of that one special cover with everything on it. One day he happens upon a strange antique tome that leads him into a hidden world and on an adventure that neither he… NOR YOU… will ever forget.

And I even have a special treat for you! An excerpt from the book itself.

“Nooooo!” screamed Space Sheep the anthropomorphic cyborg sheepmage, as he dove in front of Evil Floating C.S.Lewis’ head’s laser beam.

Space Sheep lay on the ground motionless for he had taken the bullet laser for Tiffany deLarge Cleavage. She bounced over to him wearing her female adventurers outfit, just enough to cover her devil’s dumplings and glared at Evil C.S.Lewis’s floating head. “You monster,” she muttered sorrowfully.

“That’s right,” proclaimed the Floating Evil Head of C.S. Lewis, “there is no-one left to stop me!”

Suddenly there was a voice.

“Think again Lewis!” said Gilbert W. Izard, a man of granite with muscles loved throughout every nation. He was: the greatest fighter in all the realm; a lover of women (apart from that one time in university); a dragon tamer; a skilled knife fighter; Pac-Man 2008 Blackpool International champion; a practicing magician; part time charity shop worker and, most importantly, an art director. “Kill you, I will, Lewis!”

Gilbert lunged forward with all his mighty strength as the Knife of Expelium plunged deeply through the forehead skin of Evil Floating C.Lewis’ head.

After dying about an hour later, they all gathered around Space Sheep. “He was my friend…” acclaimed Timanus the Man Tiger.

“Don’t,” – Space Sheep coughed up blood and a bit of last nights lamb curry – “count me out yet!”

“As the old saying goes: adepto a generica metaphoricus postea!”

Good Show Sir – the novel – is available from:

Counter of Oxfam Second Hand Book Shop (Luton Branch)
Costa Coffee (Stirling Motorway Services Area M8)

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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27 Responses to “Good Show Sir – The Book!!!”

  1. arrroberts Says:

    @GoodShowSir First of the month aside, this is a GREAT idea …

  2. David Cowie Says:

    I would read this in public with pride.

  3. DaveM Says:

    Oh my, I just translated space sheeps Latin. Good show indeed sir! I’m going to be snickering out of context all night 🙂

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Typical, needs a “BEHIND YOU!” somewhere. 😉

    What fun!

  5. Bibliomancer Says:


    Who’s the fool?

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    You can trust the writer, he’s a doctor!

  7. FearofMusic Says:

    Magnifico! Das ist wunderbar! But where, of where, is the space dinosaur? Did Intergalactic T-Rex get caught up in traffic and miss the photo-shop shoot?

  8. fred Says:

    Many consider Dr. Asimov the inspiration for Jar Jar Binks.

  9. Herm Says:

    What – no TING! ? :O

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    I find those double planets somehow… sexy.

  11. SI Says:

    @Tom Noir – haha they do look a little… bum like! Well spotted 😉

    @Herm – Isn’t that a TING! On the end of the guys sword? Maybe a super ting!

  12. Ian Says:

    Is that the author on the cover? With swirly tattoos?
    It looks like ting on the man-tigers sword hilt.
    Good Show Sir. Best cover this month.

  13. THX 1138 Says:

    Nice to see Thora Birch is still getting work.

  14. Libraryman Says:

    Ha! oh man I wish I checked this site yesterday. That is one April Fools I wish was real.

  15. Stevie T Says:

    I sooo, so want a copy of this book. Anyone know a universe where I can get one?

  16. Tom Noir Says:

    I think the blurbs should have been more cobbled-together, Baen style.

    “I…read…this book.” -Neil Gaiman

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @THX1138, judging by the space sheep’s placement, she must be doing another American Beauty-type scene where she has to bare her breasts.

    And doesn’t the wizard look like Neil Patrick Harris?

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    THE CRITICS ARE RAVING about Dr. J. R. Asimov’s new book:

    ‘…it will probably sell quite well…deathless prose…seamless and magnificent…the whole publishing game is mak[ing] money…at least here in the states he has nipples.’

    –Q. Mammoth, Superlative Online Book Reviews

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


    ‘…some decent points…I looked on the internet for more…most people will go [to] this website.’

    -Rosario T. Vampire, Processed Luncheon Meat Monthly

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I’ll wait for the movie.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I like how Mr. GW Izard is an editor AND an art director. Not for him, the banal conventions of continuity!

    I might have preferred to see Evil CSL Head on here too.

  22. fred Says:

    The audio book version being available only on 8-track was disappointing.

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I guess “Font Problems” would be the least of our concerns here.

  24. Tor Mented Says:

    What is the L. Ron Hubbard technique for turning this into a blockbuster?

  25. Bruce A Munro Says:

    A rabbi, a priest, two midgets, and a duck walk into a bar.

    The bartender said: “Is this some kind of joke?”

  26. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This should have been reviewed by “Stefon” on SNL, because this book has everything.

    I just now noticed that next to last line says Space Sheep is a cannibal.

    @BC: IKR? I barely even noticed the fonts.

    @Tor: Spend millions of dollars and lose more than that, while bankrupting the production company a few years later?
    (Mind you, the movie of this book would probably be better.)

  27. Hammy Says:

    Ah, the good-ish (passable? acceptable?) Doctor….

    I agree with Tom Noir’s comment on the original – the blurbs needed more work. Not fractured enough.

    Does seem wrong that Evil Floating C. S. Lewis Head is the villain in this novel, but isn’t pictured on the cover. Maybe the self-publisher was worried about a lawsuit from heirs or from the spirit of C. S. Lewis himself….

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