I love seeing new SFF covers, and I want to share that with those who read this blog. I hope you enjoy these posts.
here. The book will be out 4 February 2014 from Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. I like this cover. It's very different, and the green just makes it "pop".
here. Firstly, I think the new cover is a definite improvement on the previous one. Secondly, I like this cover. It's creepy, and really makes me want to know what is going on in the novel.
29 October will see the release of this follow up to The Lives of Tao from Angry Robot Books with cover art by ARGH! Oxford. This is (of course) a perfect fit with the cover for the previous novel. The silhouettes make a cover that really is busy seem ordered and simple. I must say I really like this style, and it certainly stands out in the SFF coversphere (, yep that is totally a word!).
This is the sequel to Sea of Ghosts, and it will be out in November from Tor UK. Not really sure about this one. There's nothing really wrong with it, I just feel it's too realistic - if that makes sense. I also have the urge to tell the character on the cover that the birds he's hunting are behind him. (That could be because I'm writing this early in the morning though.)
From Orbit we have this cover. Done by Lauen Panepinto and Wendy Chan with a number of Shutterstock photos. The book will release in October. To me this has quite a traditional look, and I don't mean that in any bad way. I really like the castle on the cover, and the sword is very nice and makes a nice border. The eyes of the model are however a bit distracting, a bit too intense for my liking.
This is for the first book in the Epic Fantasy series Elemental Wars, coming 29 October from Angry Robot Books. It's a type of cover I really like. It's clean and simple, and tells me quite a lot about what sort of book this is, while not revealing anything that will effect what I see in my head when I read the book.
And finally, we have the UK cover to the final volume in The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. This will be published 17 October by Gollancz. It's a simple, stylistic cover. It doesn't really do anything for me in either a direction of "good" or "bad". But it does remind me that it's time I got caught up with The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, I have been waiting for this one to start reading it.