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Jan 12

The Moon of the Six SaturnsClick for larger image

Ken R. Comments: This beauty is from 1945, Duchess Publishing, Canada. It is infamous for it’s ugliness as well as crediting the editor, John W. Campbell, as the author. Ray Cummings sued to have it removed from the shelves, thus it’s scarcity.

You might remember this from here.

Published 1945

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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Dec 17

Who doesn’t love Swedish sci-fi covers?! Recall the fun we all had with Skeppsbruten på Tschai last year. We recently stumbled upon the delightful WordPress blog “enlitenbloggomrymden” (“small blog space”) which has a wealth of terrible covers from the publisher Lindqvist. These were published from 1969-1971 and I’ve included a few of our favourites below. Have at them and enjoy!

The Swedish Olympic Salamander Dressage TeamOch stjärnornas konungar dö

Plot a course, Mr SuluVindarnas Planet

Swingin' medallions indeedFrämmande Rymdskepp

Moorcock! She screamedSlutstriden

Good Show Sir Comments:

1. Swedish dominatrix says “your safe word is Ochstjärnornaskonungardö”

2. Flavour-sealed for freshness

3. Busted by the fashion police

4. Sluts-a-ridin’

Published 1969-1971

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: 9.14 out of 10)
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Dec 08

Rocket to UranusClick for larger image

Hey, my eyes are up ... oh never mindClick for larger image

It’s a Two-for Tuesday: Wraparound WTF

Good Show Sir Comments: Look what the Lovely Submit Button dropped off on our doorstep. Your guess is as good as mine.

Courtesy of “Anony-Mouse”

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: 6.75 out of 10)
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Dec 02

Cult ClassicClick for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: It’s what David Miscavige sees when he looks in a mirror.

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: 8.60 out of 10)
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Nov 18

Stained-Ass WindowClick for larger image

Max Bathroom Comments: If you think the album art for Judas Priest’s “Stained Class” is bad, you should see the designs they rejected…

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: 8.50 out of 10)
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Nov 09

Georgia O'Keeffe's Period PeriodClick for larger image

Max Bathroom Comments: NEL got the rights to “Satan’s Houseplants”. Do we have another horticultural genre novel we can use the cover we commissioned for it on?

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: 7.88 out of 10)
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Oct 13

Rated a Goose-eggClick for larger image

Charles Comments: So close. If they had only named it “Goosebumps” they would have had a hit series on their hands!

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: 7.75 out of 10)
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Sep 24

No, no my name is Allen, from Arkansas!Click for larger image

Rick Deckard Comments: Looks like our Halloween party dates have arrived!

Published 1956

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: 7.25 out of 10)
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Sep 07

Art Improv Class: Give me Deco MedusaClick for larger image

Good Show Sir comments: Alien (Noun) join (Noun) with the (Noun) of Earth to (Verb) Tomorrow!

Published 1973

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: 8.83 out of 10)
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Sep 03

The Deadly GuyClick for larger image

Alice comments: I like my men like I like my apartment …

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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