Thoughtful Thursday: Rename this horrible cover

Farnham's Freehold

Usually at this time of year we promote Free Comic Book Day and ask you about your plans for visiting your local comic shop, but this year, due to the pandemic, it’s been postponed to August 14.

So, instead, let’s do another “Rename This Horrible Cover” contest.

Farnham’s Freehold, by Robert A. Heinlein, was published in 1964, probably not coincidentally, the same year as the last cover we mocked. You can click the image to embiggen.

Can you suggest a better name for a book with this cover? 

The creator of the title we like best wins a book from our stacks

Got a suggestion for a horrible cover that needs renaming? Please send it to Kat.

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  2. Phil Shipley /

    Republicans’ Rapture

  3. Noneofyourbusiness /

    The Instructions Said Counterclockwise!

    • Noneofyourbusiness /

      (The joke is that they’ve been blasted into the air and the woman’s hair has been frizzed because they turn the dial on a device the wrong way.)

  4. Death and the Doulas: An Alt-GYN Time-Travel Thriller

    Bonus blurbs:

    Heinlein truly “delivers”!

    When “Breach” takes on a whole new meaning!

    Time isn’t the only thing dilated!

  5. Lady Morar /

    Up, Up and Away!

  6. The Distinguished Professor /

    Nimbus of Distrust

  7. John Smith /

    Sovereign Citizens Go Shopping.

  8. Debbie Childers /

    Going out with a big bang

  9. Shah Ahmed /

    Frantic Family


    Family Heist

  10. Sethia Michaelis /

    The strange effects of sleep deprivation

  11. Shah Ahmed /

    The Grocery job

  12. Our panel of judges (me and two others) have voted and the winner is “Sovereign Citizens Go Shopping.” All the entries were delightful!

    John Smith,if you live in the USA, you win a book of your choice from our stacks.
    Please contact me (Marion) with your choice and a US address. Happy reading!

    • John Smith /

      Great news! I have emailed you at the sonic address! Thank you!

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