Don’t judge a book

World’s worst SF book covers.

If this makes you break out in helpless tears…

Here are many more from the UK site Good Show Sir, which collects such.

I have to think that this is one huge reason why speculative fiction gets no respect.  Even crime fiction covers were rarely this ridiculous.

Via Tyler Cowen.

Author: Andrew Sabl

I'm a political theorist and Visiting Professor (through 2017) in the Program on Ethics, Politics and Economics at Yale. My interests include the history of political thought, toleration, democratic theory, political ethics, problems of coordination and convention, the realist movement in political theory, and the thought of David Hume. My first book, Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics (Princeton, 2002) covered many of these topics, with a special focus on the varieties of democratic politics and the disparate qualities of mind and character appropriate to those who practice each of them. My second book Hume's Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England was published in 2012; I am currently finishing a book on toleration, with the working title The Virtues of Hypocrisy, under contract with Harvard University Press. A Los Angeles native, I got my B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. Before coming to Yale I taught at Vanderbilt and at UCLA, where I was an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor; and held visiting positions at Williams, Harvard, and Princeton. I am married to Miriam Laugesen, who teaches health policy and the politics of health care at the Mailman School of public health at Columbia, and we have a twelve-year-old son.

4 thoughts on “Don’t judge a book”

  1. I'd have to say that the most frustrating event of the last couple of years was not being laid off when my wife was 4 months pregnant, and having to find a new job out of state in a real hurry. Scary, but not frustrating. The most *frustrating* was having to sell a 3000 volume collection of SF paperbacks for pennies on the dollar, because there was no room in the moving van, and our finances had gotten tight enough I really did need that money…

    It's the Bertram Chandler "Rimworld" novels I miss the most.

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