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Feb 23

A Midsummer Knight's Fever DreamClick for larger image

Ryan Comments: Hey, Poul, I bet you can’t write a SciFi novel that references Shakespeare and contains D’Artagnan, the Ring Cycle, steam-powered locomotives, Classical Greek architecture, and bearded monks!

Published 1975

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: 4.50 out of 10)
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Dec 09

The Owl and the Pussycat were unavailableClick for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments: I’m betting he’s plucking that old man’s eyeballs out when he’s finally dead.

Published 1996

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: 8.75 out of 10)
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Nov 25

Can't a girl take a nap?Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: Chuck Norris absolutely adored taking his winged horse to the Ren Fair.

Published 1990

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: 7.75 out of 10)
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Oct 22

On the shores of Gitche Gumee ...Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: I don’t think that the blurb writer understands how time works. And the illustrator has some interesting ideas about what occurs underwater.

Tag Wizard: And that brings Ryan Week to an end here at GSS. Thanks for the mother lode of covers.

Published 1975

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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Mar 26

Look at the instructions dammit, you mounted the flat-panel TV sideways!Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: Linda preferred the Woz’s version of the iPad, but Steve Jobs sensed it required too much support infrastructure to be commercially successful.

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: 7.80 out of 10)
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Jul 24

Out standing in his fieldClick for larger image

B Bromley Comments: Stop leering at that little fairy.

Published 1988

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: 8.63 out of 10)
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May 16

Let's Flinx that Pip in the big microwaveClick for larger image

Outis Comments: A valiant attempt to describe an actual scene from the book. Yes, that’a foxlike alien with humanlike hands, then a different one with a beak, plus two perplexed looking humans. An ordinary day in the Humanx Commonwealth.

Published 1977

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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Jan 15

Release the Kraken! ... And the Snail!Click for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: Clash of the Titans

Published 1976

You might remember this from here. (+1 Protection from Spelling)

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: 6.82 out of 10)
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Nov 07

Meeting of the Piers Anthony cover reject charactersClick for larger image

Tor Mented Comments: Angel: “Sorry, but you have to be a high-fantasy character to enter here. Grizzled prospectors don’t count.”

Published 1994

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: 7.45 out of 10)
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Dec 14

The Bard chooses poorlyClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Closing time at the pub, you leave with whatever you can pick up.

Published 1994

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: 7.11 out of 10)
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