Great book covers


15 Responses to “Great book covers”

  1. Hanglyman says:

    These books look like they were released straight to video. Somehow.

  2. Hey, I fixed that first one.

  3. liquidstar says:

    I probably shouldn’t post this, but here is my own embarrassing book cover design: (not my book, author should not be held responsible for my early, complete lack of design training)

  4. GawainLavers says:

    I love all the “machinima” covers!  That’s new to me.

    I will say that, whatever their other virtues or lack thereof, I feel that these covers are likely highly effective at accurately characterizing the content within, although I may be running afoul of a canard.

  5. Clive says:

    Okay, Al Purdy’s “Poems for all the Annettes” is just a derangedly good book. (Actually almost *any* of his poetry is good.) And wow, that cover!

  6. LagerVsAle says:

    A similar one just for sci-fi and fantasy

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      They really shouldn’t include any Piers Anthony covers since, no matter how weird they are, they’re still less weird than the books.

  7. timquinn says:

    wuddif those designers are brain damaged or stupid? not so funny anymore, eh?

  8. DevinC says:

    I thought the middle two were actually pretty good.

  9. Halloween_Jack says:

    I’m wondering how many of these things there would be if you eliminated the straight-to-ebook covers? I’m thinking less than 10%, maybe way less. (Previous blogs that did have print-only covers seemed to depend heavily on straight-to-paperback science fiction and fantasy novels.) 

  10. Steve Taylor says:

    I love Good Show Sir but it also drives me a bit crazy. They post an even mix of genuinely indisputably awful SF covers and ones that – to me at least – are quirky, fun, and dare to be something other than a photorealistic depiction of something straight from the book. In the latter case they’re usually from from the 70s, a prime period for crazy design.

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