The OF Blog: Fugly Cover Images

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Fugly Cover Images


Hark!  Who goes there?  Is it a five-headed alien space-octopus that's capable of snatching spaceships?


These two guys look like they want to fuck some shit up...and perhaps enjoy some tea and cosplaying as Magneto or something...


It's the evil Fourth Musketeer with a warning spanking triangle on him!  And is that a bong I see before him?


Although this front cover to Greg Bear's Blood Music might be a little off, it is nothing compared to the horrors of...


Yes, the 1970s and 1980s just had to have those humongous author pics.  I may be mentally scarred for life (or for two seconds, whichever lasts shorter) from the hair!  the ears!  the glasses!  the teeth!  the exposed chest!  Agh!

7 comments:

PeterWilliam said...

I know it when I see it...that's definitely some old-school book porn.

Larry said...

Yep, bought most of these for $2 or less at used bookstores or online. Delightfully fugly, aren't they? :D

PeterWilliam said...

I was starting to get down with the "pulpiness" of the first two..., but then that last one. I soiled myself. Got to get home and change clothes.

Larry said...

Yes, that last one is quite frightening. No wonder it cost me only $1 for it. Perhaps should have bargained it down to them paying me to take it from them :P

Sarah said...

I really enjoy the little chest hair fluff that's showing in the author picture. That really drives me to want to run and read the book.

S.M.D. said...

The worst thing about that Blood Music book is that after all that badness on the outside, the inside is clearly not the best of his work. I thought Blood Music was millions of miles away from the quality of Eon. A lot of great ideas, but poorly executed with an almost painfully obvious Gary Stu inserted into the text as the main character...bleh. I'll take Eon any day over that one.

PeterWilliam said...

Larry,
You definitely should have have gotten a gift card to the store for future purchase, at least.

Sarah,
It's not actually chest hair. What you're seeing is evidence, from the back end, of squirrel presence.

 
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