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Jan 11

Look the calendar. It’s 2021. I tried flipping the page to 2022 but that didn’t work. So instead of looking forward let’s look backward and reflect on our past glory.

On to the honours. Based on ratings, the recent “Swedish Megapost” is on top. But it is our judgement that it will need to stand the test of time longer than two weeks to claim top honours. Also some little prick in Paraguay has been screwing around with our stellar vote rating system. Somehow our election fraud complaints has drawn terrifying responses online. Therefore, the highest rated cover of 2020 is:

Nebuttla AwardClick for larger image

Nebula Award Stories 1

Our silver medal winner:

Bigfoot hopes to marry off his daughterClick for larger image

The Little Boy Who Could Talk to Bigfoot

And the bronze medal winning:

Blood autumn ... now flavoured with pumpkin spice!Click for larger image

Blood Autumn

My personal favourite cover of 2019:

Lassie Come HomeClick for larger image

The Trouble With Heroes

Tag Wizard’s chosen favourite for the year:

It's not ShakespearClick for larger image

Runespear

And we were finally able to reach Tweet Jane, who has been away on a lengthy … let’s call it a sabbatical. My favourite cover is The Beasts of Tarzan. For no other reason than I feel just like the lion looks.

The Breasts of TarzanClick for larger image

The Beasts of Tarzan

Now back to checking on the status of my Singaporean citizenship application. I leave you in the trusted hands of Tag Wizard. 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: 9.00 out of 10)
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Sep 21

ReVolte-faceClick for larger image

Max Bathroom comments: If you’re one of the undead, your first drink is on the house.

Published 1978

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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Jan 06

Happy New Year 2020! Hard to believe but Good Show Sir is entering its third decade of curating a panoply of terrible sci-fi and fantasy book covers. And a third decade of passersby mistaking terrible covers for bad covers. And speaking of milestones, in this past year we celebrated our 10th Anniversary and 2,000th Cover! We threw such a big party bash I totally blacked out and can’t remember anything. I’m sure you all had a great time.

2019 saw the launch of the Good Show Sir Podcast (“Another fucking podcast” raves Podcast Aficionado magazine!)

The Magazine for Pod People

And in 2019 GSS underwent a massive expansion, increasing our staff by 50% with the addition of the lovely and talented Social Media Strategist Tweet Jane! Our Twitter and Facebook presence has been spruced up and there you can find bonus pithy comments and troll abuse not seen on our blog page.

On to the honours. First, the top rated cover of last year:

I think that's what a naked girl looks likeClick for larger image

Thuvia, Maid of Mars

Our silver medal winner is the Piers Anthony centaur and pony show:

Cover artist majored in My Little PonyClick for larger image
Click for wraparound horse’s ass

Night Mare

And the bronze-medal winning:

Tarzan's been hitting the HGHClick for larger image

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

My personal favourite of 2019:

This is how all Swedish women walk around. No need for sheep.Click for larger image

Skeppsbruten på Tschai

Tag Wizard’s fancied this mess. “No guts, no glory” he screamed:

Gutsy cover artClick for larger image

Encores in Fade

And Tweet Jane just friended this role model. “Making her my avatar” she vowed:

The Deathless Amazon ... now featuring more death!Click for larger image

The Deathless Amazon

Now back to recovering from the concussion I received from a fan angry about my Black Peter costume. He obviously misunderstood I was dressed ironically. Go figure.
— 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: 9.00 out of 10)
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Apr 16

TitzbergenClick for larger image

Faked you out!Click for larger image

It’s a Two-fer Tuesday: Gray Matters Matter

Good Show Sir Comments:

1. Coming into view: The Grand Teatons!

2. “Ma’am put your clothes on. This is not the tanning booth. It’s the bank safe deposit box room.”

You might remember this from here.

Published 1979, 1982

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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Apr 01

Always in search of new revenue streams we introduce:

Good Show Sir: The Podcast!

(Face it folks, your declining GSS After Dark membership fees aren’t keeping the shareholders happy.)

Good Show Sir was a pioneer in the blogging revolution. And now we are at the forefront of the exciting next chapter of the Internet: The Podcast.

So load up your iPods and try to find us on iTunes or Slacker or wherever you go to make the hours pass at your soul-killing day jobs. And enjoy:

Good Show Sir: The Podcast!

Join the Pod People

GSSTP, Part 1:

Welcome to our new format

GSSTP, Part 2:

Let’s hear from you, the listeners

GSSTP, Part 3:

More voices from the peanut gallery
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: 9.00 out of 10)
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Jun 08

There's a furries joke in here somewhereClick for larger image

Oskar Comments: The men’s water polo team is fired up!

Published 1980

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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May 19

Thranduil opens up a can of whoop-assClick for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments: It’s “The OtherWorld” not “The Other World”. Baen doesn’t have time for your punctuation bullshit.

Published 2000

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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Apr 09

And what did you pervs expect to find behind the space sheep?Click for larger image

Wendy Comments: The Beggars in Spain fly mainly on the Astral Plane

Published 1993

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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Oct 08

Slap fight!Click for larger image

GSS ex-noob Comments: Two guys arguing over who’s going to pose for Tom of Finland.

Published 1976

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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Jul 08

Get a lode of this oneClick for larger image

Raoul Comments Spider sez “Damn I look good!”

Published 1980

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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