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    \m/ BEER \m/ Moderator Rob B's Avatar
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    Just a little housekeeping, folks --

    1) Try to keep the images at a manageable size smaller than 1200x800. Lots of folks are viewing the forums on laptops with somewhat smaller screens and some of us even pop in on our smart phones.

    2) Give a quick look-over of the thread before posting a new image to be sure the one you want to post hasn't been posted already. Ahem...Vinge's Children of the Sky (This is coming from somebody who is guilty of the crime himself, no cookies for me!)

    3) Try not to pull the cover again in a response when quoting, MOST especially if you are responding directly below the cover/image you like.

    A recent cover I quite like is Stephan Martinieri's cover for David Weber's hokey but fun Out of the Dark:


    Also like Picacio's cover for Ian McDonald's Planesrunner publishing shortly with Pyr:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    Just a little housekeeping, folks --

    1) Try to keep the images at a manageable size smaller than 1200x800. Lots of folks are viewing the forums on laptops with somewhat smaller screens and some of us even pop in on our smart phones.

    2) Give a quick look-over of the thread before posting a new image to be sure the one you want to post hasn't been posted already. Ahem...Vinge's Children of the Sky (This is coming from somebody who is guilty of the crime himself, no cookies for me!)

    3) Try not to pull the cover again in a response when quoting, MOST especially if you are responding directly below the cover/image you like.
    Thank you, Rob. I'll put that in the original post. I set a 600px height limit as I think it's a good size. Also, Imageshack has a function to resize images and its default is 600px high, so I think it's a good compromise between size and screen real estate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightblade View Post
    Saw this the other day for Seed by Rob Ziegler. Quite the eye catcher imo:

    !!!

    Very, very nice! Book designer seal of approval!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    That Vinge looks even better in person. I'm debating whether or not to read it since it has been about a decade since I read A Fire Upon the Deep (which I liked) and I didn't care for A Deepness in the SKy.
    This one takes place after Fire.

    I felt the other way about the books, that he was showing some Social SF chops in Deepness that were interesting chops.

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    It takes something a little unusual for me to get interested in a planet SF cover, but I like the colors and design of this one for Paul McAuley's In the Mouth of the Whale:



    This one is a good graphics one for the post-apoc The Games by Ted Kosmatka:



    Totally awesome zombie post-apoc cover for The Panama Laugh by Thomas S. Roche:



    Nice graphic cover for New Wave SF: Thomas World by Richard Cox:



    Tobias Bucknell's environmental SF Artic Rising:



    Bruce Sterling's short story collection, Gothic High Tech:


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    Saw this one today at Westeros, Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    Saw this one today at Westeros, Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds:
    That's pretty cool.

    Also reminds me to get a pre-order in!

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    The Hyperscape Project

    My W.I.P. (Love all the covers here!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatG View Post
    Nice graphic cover for New Wave SF: Thomas World by Richard Cox:


    It seems obvious they're trying to appeal to Philip K. Dick fans, and, from the sound of it, rightly so. I thought it was something new of his when I saw it at the bookstore. The design is similar to the Vintage books.

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    The Awakening - Ordo Tribus XI by Ethan Santiago


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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.


    And I like the simplicity of this cover for Philip K. Dick's Counter-Clock World:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    The cover for Anne McCaffrey's Crystal Singer, done by Michael Whelan. I saw it and I bought it straight after.
    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".

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Afterburner View Post
    Whether we're talking about the covers or the stories behind 'em, they just don't make 'em like this anymore:

    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

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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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