June 15th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Yeah! I love that Gardens of the Moon/Anomander Rake too! Just.. too.. cool.
June 16th, 2009, 09:34 PM
I feel really lame right now...I am CERTAIN I know of some good covers. I mean i have read hundreds of books...but none come to mind. I would have to go through my boxes of books to find a good cover.
Well, I suppose it makes sense. The amount of time spent looking at a cover is probably only a minute at most, while you spend hours on the writing.
June 17th, 2009, 02:47 AM
This was my favourite cover of 2008, by Edward Miller.
It's interesting that Miller is a pseud for Les Edwards, who felt that the name would be more attractive to people interested in his canvas work and did not want to feel influenced by his predominately horror work under his own name.
June 17th, 2009, 08:22 PM
A bizarre cover that I kind of like. It's terribly funky, for the charity flash fiction anthology edited by Jeff Vandermeer and his wife Ann. Done by Scott Eagle.
(Sorry I can't just pop the image in there, but my computer and SFFWorld refuse to cooperate in this manner, so I'm reduced to links.)
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June 18th, 2009, 03:52 AM
June 18th, 2009, 10:38 AM
Just saw the cover for the 3rd Black Company omnibus by Glen Cook
Last edited by Rulkez; June 18th, 2009 at 11:22 AM.
June 18th, 2009, 11:12 AM
Yeah, I saw it over on Pat's blog. Raymond Swanland is, imo, the best currently out there.
Originally Posted by Rulkez
June 18th, 2009, 01:06 PM
Might aswell throw in the covers for
The Chronicles of the Black Company ( Books of the North )
And the Books of the South
June 18th, 2009, 03:29 PM
I eat fish.
It's a great book, too. Not just a snazzy cover. My favorite fantasy novel I read last year.
Originally Posted by PeterWilliam
June 19th, 2009, 09:06 PM
June 22nd, 2009, 09:59 AM
Just a general comment, I think borne out by many of the covers people have posted. I'm always a big fan of paintings with constrained colour palettes as covers for books. When you look at a lot of the books posted here, they are very tilted towards a particular colour that makes up the primary impression you get when looking at the cover.
June 22nd, 2009, 10:01 AM
True and that's deliberate. One thing publishers look at is what color can contrast, draw attention to the book among others face out on the shelves. So the emphasis on one color is to draw the eye to that palette.
June 24th, 2009, 04:02 AM
One of my favourite covers is Jody Lee's artwork for The Broken Crown by Michelle West. There is a lot of detail but it doesn't overpower you (if that makes sense).
June 27th, 2009, 07:01 PM
June 27th, 2009, 08:45 PM
I always thought Michael Crichton had great, minimalist covers. His covers also made his books easily recognizable.
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