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    Palinodic Moderator KatG's Avatar
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    I don't have a problem with SF covers popping up here; I just think it would be nice for the SF forum too. Lookee, steampunk!


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    That's on my Amazon wishlist. The cover looks amazing! I've not heard anything about the book itself, though.

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    From Night Shade Books:


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    I love those Nightshade re-releases. I'm dying to get my hands on that book too.

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    Try to go with slightly smaller images when you can, folks. Some people's computers can't handle the large ones.

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    I know we don't have an official rule or anything, but I try to keep mine no higher than 600 pixels

    I do like the covers Cook gets, though.

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    This is perhaps my favourite cover in a long time. I love the simplistic look, white backgrounds, the translusant threads of colour on monotone. I mean, the book was a bit of a letdown but I love this cover.



    This chick looks more like a pixie or a wasp or something, but okay.






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    I do like the slightly minimalist covers Gollancz have for Sanderson, but I must confess I much prefer the Tor US covers for the series:



    I have the boxset with all three. It's purty.

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    Since we can only say nice things in this thread, the only cover I'll mention from Luya Sevrein's post is the eye-popping awesomeness that is Jon Sullivan's Spring-Heeled Jack cover.

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    Wha-at? I like simplistic covers.

    But yes, Spring-Heeled Jack was too epic.

    I do like those covers, too, the US Mistborn ones, but... Nyeh, minimalism. <3

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    I thought I'd add a new cover to my 'favourites' It's for a book I'm somewhere in the region of 1600-2400 pages away from reading, but I do quite like the Orbit UK cover, which is a bit unusual for me.

    It's the cover for book 4 of Tad William's Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, named To Green Angel Tower: Storm (Which I believe is actually part two of book three, but I could be wrong).

    Sadly, that's the biggest I could find. I like the lighting effect on it, along with the colours. It's quite simplistic, but interesting to look at. I do think it'd look better without the text floating about over the imagery, but it's still fairly good with it on.

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    I am not going to say anything rude about what I consider to be a bunch of [something rude snipped here before KatG send over the Brute Squad] covers. But, old fart that I am, I have recently rediscovered the greatness of Penguin's SF covers of the 1960s. I mean if you are going to have cover art on your books why not get some decent artists? Kandinski, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, René Magritte, or, in this case, Picasso:


    More here.
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    Great link, JM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    It's the cover for book 4 of Tad William's Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, named To Green Angel Tower: Storm (Which I believe is actually part two of book three, but I could be wrong).
    You're right. The trilogy consisted of three books. The mmpb and re-releases have turned To Green Angel Tower into two volumes. I still have the HC originals I bought when the series was released.






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    I think forty years ago, it was probably easier to handle the permission fees for using Picasso artwork on a bookcover.

    The reason I play Brute Squad in this thread is so that there is a place where people can put up a variety of cover art, without hearing whining about it.

    So we can have hyperstylized, comics style book covers, like used on Andy Remic's Gemmell-Moorcock type series:







    And blurred, color-soaked art like for Jo Walton's Among Others:



    Stark graphics like for The Sun, the Moon & the Stars by Stephen Brust:



    Tin-type photo effects with partial people like for The Edinburgh Dead by Brian Ruckley:



    And images and objects used as framing devices like for Karen Marie Moning's Shadowfever:



    Variety. Without whining.

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