Thursday, January 23, 2014

Now Those Are Some Covers

It's probably apparent that I'm a long-time reader of science fiction. One badly kept secret of the science fiction publishing world is that the book cover art varies between "acquired taste" and "dreadfully bad."

A lot has been written about this failing, including a little by me, so it was nice to see an example today of a couple of s.f. covers that could stand up in any design competition:

The U.K. covers of Cory Doctorow's two most recent novels, designed by Amazing15, have been nominated in just such a competition. They look so little like the usual science fiction covers in the U.S., it's almost hard to realize the genre they belong to.

I hope one of them wins the prize.

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