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Apr 01

As much as I’ve wanted to indulge in poking fun at bad science fiction book covers on my blog, the reality is that time seems to slip through my fingers faster than I can keep up with. With a bustling schedule and priorities pulling me in multiple directions, the desire to dedicate the necessary time and energy to critiquing these covers has waned. While the idea still lingers in the back of my mind as a source of amusement, the motivation to bring it to fruition remains overshadowed by other pressing commitments. Perhaps one day, when the whirlwind of life settles down, I’ll find the time and desire to delve into the whimsical world of dissecting these quirky sci-fi covers.

The cover art for this particular Game of Thrones book by George R.R. Martin is a cringe-worthy mishmash of clichés, featuring an abundance of swords, dragons, and scantily clad lady fighters in a desperate attempt to capture the essence of the epic fantasy genre. The lack of originality and subtlety in the design reflects a shallow understanding of Martin’s rich and nuanced storytelling, reducing his complex characters and intricate plots to tired stereotypes. Overall, the cover fails to capture the depth and sophistication of the narrative, relying instead on tired tropes that do a disservice to the author’s literary work.

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The cover art for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes is an absolute marvel, radiating a sense of wild adventure and untamed beauty with its depiction of jungle people swinging effortlessly on an abundance of vines. The lush and vibrant portrayal perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the exotic setting, immersing the viewer in a world of danger and excitement. The dynamic composition and intricate detailing of the vines add a sense of movement and energy, drawing the eye and sparking the imagination. In short, this cover art is a visual feast that promises a thrilling and captivating journey into the heart of the jungle:

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The cover art for the Star Wars novel featuring Princess Leia battling Darth Vader is an absolute masterpiece that encapsulates the epic saga of light versus dark, good versus evil. The action-packed scene of Leia fearlessly confronting the menacing figure of Vader exudes power, bravery, and determination, perfectly capturing the essence of the Star Wars universe. The intricate details of the characters’ costumes and facial expressions convey a depth of emotion and intensity that immerses the viewer in the heart-pounding conflict between the forces of the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance. This cover art is a true work of art that pays homage to the iconic characters and timeless themes of the Star Wars franchise, evoking a sense of awe and excitement that sets the stage for an unforgettable adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

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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: 3.50 out of 10)
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Mar 30

Emster comments: Jack-Jill did not take well to being called a liar…

Published 1991

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: 6.25 out of 10)
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Mar 28

Tony the Tiger is a mean drunk

Good Show Sir comments: “Siegfried! Your cat’s bowl is empty again!”

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

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: 5.64 out of 10)
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Oct 24

Incest orgies gone bad

Good Show Sir comments: “They call me Legs Akimbo”

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 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: 3.86 out of 10)
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Mar 03

Kiss my asp!Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: Giving them utili-kilts did not make the household pets any less mischievous.

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: 6.07 out of 10)
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Nov 20

Let's play the race card!Click for larger image

Mrs Jones Comments: That man will always call a spade a spade.

Published 1995

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: 4.71 out of 10)
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Sep 10

Dabbin' with the DevilClick for larger image

Wendy Comments: ♫”The Roof! The Roof! The Roof is on Fire!”♫

Published 1979

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: 5.65 out of 10)
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Mar 02

Centau-R.R.!Click for full image

Bibliomancer Comments: Half Girl Friend, Half Night Mare

Published 1987

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: 6.11 out of 10)
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Jan 24

Looks like it's... TING! O'clock! ah ha ha ha ha.....Click for full image

Monkey Comments: Remarkably, all of this features in the story. Flying cars! Flying people! Alligator!
Published 1987

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: 7.40 out of 10)
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Jun 30

I find this frightening....Click for full image

Dahne Comments: I haven’t read the title story, so it is possible that before writing epic deconstructions of swords-and-knights fantasy, George R.R. Martin wrote about flying swarms of disembodied sexy lips invading from across the ocean. You really can’t pigeonhole the guy.
Published 1976

Uh….uhhh….
Marvelous! Thanks to Dahne.

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: 6.98 out of 10)
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