SF Positivity Cover Art Thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by Loerwyn, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Loerwyn

    Loerwyn Staff

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    The cover for Anne McCaffrey's Crystal Singer, done by Michael Whelan. I saw it and I bought it straight after.
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    And I like the simplicity of this cover for Philip K. Dick's Counter-Clock World:
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  2. psikeyhackr

    psikeyhackr Live Long & Suffer

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    It was probably the cover that took me over the line to but it also.

    I never bought any of her stuff with dragons on the cover. The only other one I recall is "The Ship Who Sang".

    RIJ == Reincarnate In Joy

    psik
     
  3. noori noori

    noori noori _ amenhotepi

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    Thanks

    Thanks everyone for the cover-art uploads. i had nt seen some of these. the Leviathan Wakes [post #3,] great.

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    ;);):):):)
     
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    megaphage Registered Uber

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    that looks crazy!

    are they really books about giant space trucks? what a mad idea! Or are they nothing like what the author describes?

    I love the fact they had to put a crappy little car next to them to show the scale
     
  5. megaphage

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    My favourites of recent years are the covers Gollancz were using before the SF Masterworks series. They were nice and simple with rounded corners on the books...

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    The US cover for Manhattan In Reverse by Peter F Hamilton. Much better than UK one, IMO.

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    Omphalos Orthodox Herbertian

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    ^^^That is a cool cover!
     
  8. Loerwyn

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    Still early days for this cover, but I'll post it anyway. This is the cover for the next Stephanie Harrington book (Fire Season), and I've honestly got no more details on it than that (well, Baen, October 2012, YA sci-fi).

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    Perhaps not quite as good as the first one, and Steph looks quite different (I assume it's Steph), but I cannot wait for it.
     
  9. Loerwyn

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    Ordered this:
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    That's a good cover, IMHO.
     
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    [​IMG]

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    Both of these real humans shown on the cover, and look like they are existing locations.
     
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  13. algernoninc

    algernoninc Now I'm an axolotl

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    a recent favorite:
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    yes, the book is about a red painted robot who has a fedora, a trenchcoat and a blonde bombshell girlfriend.
     
  14. Kazz Wylde

    Kazz Wylde Rogue Warrior

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    Lotsa cool cover art here y'all. Good job.
    When I was a kid and even after Star Wars I wasnt too much into all that scifi, I was Cowboys & Indians, man. lol Anyways, I remember up at the bookstore, there was some killer artwork on scifi, and especially this one book had the perfect, coolest spaceship ever, I wish I remembered the author or title, but if I seen it again I would recognize that bad boy.

    I'm gonna google and dig in and see if I can get lucky and find that book cover.
     
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  15. Kazz Wylde

    Kazz Wylde Rogue Warrior

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    Whoa, I found a site with dozens of kickass 70s scifi covers! Can I link it mods?
     
  16. PeterWilliam

    PeterWilliam Omnibus Prime

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    Sounds germane to the topic/thread, so I imagine that link is fine.
     
  17. Kazz Wylde

    Kazz Wylde Rogue Warrior

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    algernoninc Now I'm an axolotl

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    Bookmarked!
    thanks
     
  19. Kazz Wylde

    Kazz Wylde Rogue Warrior

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    No problem, Some of those covers are pretty awesome, seems like some books these days are retroing on that look.
    I forgot what it was, but there was a cover that was on a bunch of books just barely changed or cropped etc.
     
  20. Hobbit

    Hobbit Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks, Kazz.

    Just spent a while playing the game, "Got that one, and that one...." :)

    Mark