Interzone, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, occasionally features covers with female figures, not necessarily completely human but definitely feminine, exhibiting lots of naked flesh and/or cleavage. Examples being the Elf on the IZ 205 cover or the gun toting girl on the IZ 199 cover, both Jim Burn’s work. We always get objections to such covers and a few of these objectees threaten to stop subscribing every time. We don’t want to lose such readers but we don’t want to stop using this type of cover when it is appropriate. We have no evidence they improve sales but they do catch the eye on newsagent/newsstand shelves and at least potential buyers notice the magazine's existence. So what do you think? I can post a few examples here if no one minds. Are these covers objectionable? What sort of images do you think a magazine like Interzone should use on its covers? If you post a reply please give some indication of background such as nationality or your location.