July 25th, 2010, 04:25 PM
Me too, Orbison. We seem to get them a lot more in the UK than in the US, which is a real shame. I like the US Wheel of Time covers more than the ones we get.
July 25th, 2010, 09:00 PM
Making it so.
July 26th, 2010, 03:47 AM
I think the Stephen King ones suit his work. I've got four in that style on my shelf, and I quite like them.
Got that edition (or similar) of Royal Assassin and A Game of Thrones, though. And AGoT is ugly like that. Very, very ugly.
July 28th, 2010, 07:06 PM
The cover for the Blade Itself limited edition is gorgeous:
July 28th, 2010, 07:10 PM
That cover is very different from what I would expect. I dig it. Too bad the really expensive version is sold out or I would have picked one up.
July 28th, 2010, 08:05 PM
Yeah, I was disappointed to not be able to get the leather bound one, but I still shelled out for the hard back. Abercrombie is one of my favourite authors, so I figured having a collectible like this would be really neat. Maybe it'll never be worth what I paid for it, but I don't really care that much.
Originally Posted by DurzoBlint
August 21st, 2010, 01:56 PM
Coming from Paizo in November:
August 21st, 2010, 02:05 PM
I have to say I like the paperback art for The Left Hand of God by Hoffman.
However, I prefer to think the quotes on the cover were cut down. These are mine, going left > right > bottom:
"Far from Wonderful"
"As Magnificent As Peter Mandleson's Career"
August 21st, 2010, 05:39 PM
Making it so.
This be a continuation of my opinion up above.
Here's the copy of Feist's and Wurtz's 'Daughter of the Empire' that I was lucky enough to get recently.
And here's the new cover art. Yeah, looks like light "summer reading" fiction.
August 22nd, 2010, 05:01 AM
Oh dear, can't say I'm a fan of either cover.
The first one looks like it's some slightly dodgy romance novel set in a strange sci-fi universe, and the second looks very bland. If it didn't say Feist on it, I bet most people would pay it little attention.
August 22nd, 2010, 10:19 AM
Dwagginz, please go to the first post in this thread, and you'll see that negative comments in this particular cover art thread are unwelcome and off topic. There are other cover art threads in the forum where negative comments are included in the topic and you can make them there. This is the Positivity Cover Art Thread, where all comments are positive as the topic.
When I started this thread, I wanted to see if people could talk about cover art they liked without the traditional cover bashing that tends to go on whenever cover art is mentioned. I believed that they could and that it would be an opportunity in the forum to promote both the art itself and the books with the covers. I am very grateful that people have gotten into the spirit of the thing and done just that in this thread. I've gotten to discover all sorts of artists I didn't know and learn about some great books.
But because they have gotten into the spirit of it and are putting up art, this thread has gotten quite long and so it is understandable that not everyone realizes that negative comments are off topic in this thread. But the Positivity in the thread name is the clue.
Back to your regularly scheduled putting up of cover art or links to cover art. Dwagginz, join in and put up some art that you like. Or you can check out other cover art threads (put "cover art" into the forum search function) if you want to debate the art.
August 22nd, 2010, 11:04 AM
My apologies, Kat. I wasn't aware of that rule, although I should have been.
I quite like The Deed of Paksenarrion cover. A woman in non-revealing armor? Awesome!
I must admit I have a soft spot for covers like this:
Whilst I've not read it (I want to), I love the cover. It's not great artwork by any stretch of the imagination, but it's got charm and this "old skool" vibe about it that just isn't around anymore.
Finally, I like this piece:
It's by Matt Stawicki, and I looked into getting a print of it but he never replied to the e-mail. The only thing that bugs me is the perspective. You can't tell too much on that cover, but when you see the full piece it's apparent. They're standing vertically, but the castle is going backwards at an angle, which messes with your mind a bit. Love it, though!
August 22nd, 2010, 11:20 AM
Do you have a link to the full piece, D? I always find that interesting.
August 22nd, 2010, 11:30 AM
Damn fool idealist
Old-school Elmore and Sweet and Whelan covers always make me think of that golden age of junior high and high school when I was really starting to get into SF and fantasy. In fact, if I buy a newer ebook of an older title, I'll usually edit the cover back to the older version that I actually owned.
August 22nd, 2010, 02:20 PM
Yes. here. You can tell how "bad" the perspective is, although it's still a nice piece.
Originally Posted by KatG
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