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?