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

Andrew Sabl, a political theorist, is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics and Hume’s Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England, both from Princeton University Press. His research interests include political ethics, liberal and democratic theory, toleration, the work of David Hume, and the realist school of contemporary political thought. He is currently finishing a book for Harvard University Press titled The Uses of Hypocrisy: An Essay on Toleration. He divides his time between Toronto and Brooklyn.

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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