I nominate the cover of Michael G. Coney’s The Jaws That Bite, The Claws That Catch (1975) as the worst I’ve ever seen. I’ve submitted it to Good Show Sir so hopefully it gets posted on that hilarious website soon. Kelly Freas is considered one of the best sci-fi artists of all time — but this, is there an explanation for this pathetic/sexist piece of ___?
Perhaps if I knew what the book is about (the internet doesn’t give me any clues) — I might procure a copy solely based on uncovering the secrets of that cover.
Perhaps a bleach-blonde woman does walk around in The Jaws That Bite… be-speckled with strategically placed stars, a metal claw hand, a LEGGED shark pet (?) with a gill-chain (leash?), and huge soft-fuzzy eyes…
And the novel’s title — terrible…. (yes yes I know, it’s a quote from the Jabberwocky)
The French cover of the novel isn’t much better. Shark tearing asunder a woman’s spray painted middrift (I guess?).
I dare you to show me a worse cover! And no, no stealing from the wonderful collection at Good Show Sir! I have quite a stash that I’ll reveal slowly…
Oh, and if anyone knows what the book is about, please let me know.