My new inclination toward self-publishing has brought with it an unhealthy obsession with book covers. I must have spent over an hour today just flicking through designer’s websites listed on the Writers Café Yellow Pages. There’s also a great cover art category on A Dribble of Ink, which has inspired me.
My novel is (at the moment, at least) called ASCENSION POINT. It’s far-future space opera, fitting neatly alongside Iain M. Banks, Neil Asher, Alastair Reynolds, and the like. As such, when it comes time to publish I’m going to want a proper, space opera cover that fits the genre. Something like these…
Clockwork Rocket – Greg Egan
Grim, edgy, modern – dystopian greys and greens. Marvellous.
Geosynchron – David Louis Edelman
Beautiful, sleek far-future building tech.
Leviathan Wakes – James S. A. Corey
Wow. Just – wow. We have a winner.
Do you have any favourites, readers?
3 thoughts on “My New Obsession – Cover Art”
I like all three covers, but perhaps the second one the most. Not exactly sure why, which doesn’t help you one iota. Just a feel.
Good luck with the cover. When I was having my books published some years ago, the cover was usually one of the agonizing components of the publishing process. I think it might be a bit easier now, though. More options and all that. Cheers!
Haha – it’s all we’ve got in the end, the mysterious ‘feel’. Perhaps when it comes to publication time I might have enough followers to show them a few options and get a decent sample of opinion. Here’s hoping 🙂
Oh, and for what it’s worth I think you may like the second one best because it’s the more ‘artistic’, if I can say that – appeals to your poet’s soul! Whereas I like the last one because ‘woo, big ship big guns big rock big font!’.
Less poetic 🙂