A Cornucopia of Covers; a Call-out for Cash

First up we have Alejandro Terán’s Alienesque cover for the Spanish edition of Blindsight, coming out, oh, I don’t know, probably next year sometime. Next we have Franz Vohwinkel’s cover for the German mass-market edition of βehemoth (thanks to “Useless Surfer” for pointing it out), which is evidently being called “Waves” over in Deutschland. And finally, an unknown artist’s cover for Prime’s upcoming “Best of the Year” collection for 2009 — the headline names from which we can probably infer either that Swanwick, Vinge, Stross et al didn’t write any short stories this year, or that Prime couldn’t afford their rates. (The story for which my own name is going up in lights is “The Eyes of God”, originally published in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 2.)

They’re all pretty good covers, methinks.

On an unrelated note, a few days back someone made a donation to the Niblet Memorial Kibble Fund under the alias “no@spam.org”. Not surprisingly, when I tried to drop a note of thanks to that address, it bounced. So if you’re out there, Dr. No: thank you.

This entry was written by Peter Watts , posted on Sunday December 07 2008at 10:12 am , filed under blindsight, writing news . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

3 Responses to “A Cornucopia of Covers; a Call-out for Cash”

  1. I see the rifter “look” has again been misinterpreted. Aside from that: damned cool.

  2. Blindsightedness in the NYtimes:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/23/health/23blin.html?_r=1

    Cheers,

    Greg L.

  3. The Spanish Edition cover for Blindsight is good, I agree. The murkey atmospheric rendition of what appears to be inside the “alien world” with at least three Theseus crew members, without too much of someone else’s interpretation being “clearly stated” is a good thing. I like to leave some imagination of my own as to an author’s words as to what the environment and characters look like.

    I do like most of the U.S. Edition cover, except for the Theseus. Too bad they did not go with the work of Thomas Pringle, which to me is what the Theseus should “look like”. It seems more realistic to me.

    Oh well, what do you expect when a book is being mass marketed and “space ship” representations are more along the lines of Star Trek and Battlestar Gallactica. Other than the kiddie toy look of the Theseus, the rest of the U.S. Edition cover is great.