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Jan 05

RocketinyourPocket BooksClick for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: All that unblocked solar radiation is going send her on an unpleasant trip to the dermatologist.

Published 1974

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: 8.00 out of 10)
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Jan 04

More like Leather Bloke, amirite?Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: Not the illustration I imagined when I first heard the title.

Published 1989

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: 6.40 out of 10)
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Jan 03

Twenty Twenty Two. Here for you!

As we continue with another chapter in our Journal of the Plague Year, we look back fondly at the only bright side of another dreary annus horribilis: our parade of terrible covers!

The highest-rated cover of 2021 is:

This cover blowsClick for larger image

Macht Stahlratte zum Präsidenten!

Macht Stahlratte zum Präsidenten!

Our silver medal winner:

By His Boot-StirrupsClick for larger image

Le livre d’or: Robert Heinlein

Le livre d’or: Robert Heinlein

And the bronze medal winning:

Obviously photoshoppedClick for larger image

Time Storm

Time Storm

Tag Wizard channels his inner shaman with this howler:

Fur and Loathing in Las VegasClick for larger image

Fur Magic

Fur Magic

And my favourite cover for the classic feel-good novel:

Tune in to see who will win on this week's episode of 'Big Brother'Click for larger image

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Now back to managing my Xinjiang Dogecoin mine. I leave you the task of retaining what’s left of your sanity in 2022. Feel free to tag your favourites in the comments below!
— GSS Admin

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: 8.50 out of 10)
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Dec 23

Will set your underbrush on fireClick for larger image

Putting the Baen to shameClick for larger image

Pre-impregnated for your convenienceClick for larger image

And not a man when the collar goes back onClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Let’s all remember the true meaning of Christmas. Santa hunks in red hats. With explosions!

Presenting the Good Show Sir Megapost Cavalcade of XXXmas Romance!

See you in 2022 with our Olde Yeare Summe Up.

1. Brokeback Mountain meets The Revenant

2. Semper adeste fidelis, boo-yah!

3. Extremely niche

4. Xmas Mary Magdalene likey

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: 8.50 out of 10)
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Dec 22

'These damn rabbit-ear antennas'Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Cable TV is fed up with you cordcutters.

Published 1983

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: 7.50 out of 10)
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Dec 21

This hospital needs more Purell.Click for larger image

Charles Comments: Cover art from the pamphlet: “You and Your Colonoscopy”

Published 1967

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: 8.50 out of 10)
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Dec 20

Never leave your buddies behindClick for larger image

Lord Kelvin Comments: “Let me cut you out of your clothes. You’ll be more comfortable.”

Published 1970

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: 8.67 out of 10)
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Dec 16

Concept art for 'The Shape of Water'Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: “Just call me Gil!”

You might remember this from here. And here.

… oh yeah, and this one too.

Published 1946

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: 8.00 out of 10)
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Dec 15

Bladder Attack!Click for larger image

Jonathan Comments: Planet of the Gum Shoes vs Attack of the Giant Kinder Egg.

Published 1971

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: 7.67 out of 10)
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Dec 14

T 'n A! T 'n A!Click for larger image

Gary Comments: (softly weeping): My country ’tis of thee…

Published 2004

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: 7.00 out of 10)
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