Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Fifty-Four: Science Fiction (Part 3)

“Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover” is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I pay tribute to some of the best and brightest the publishing world has to offer in the way of book cover design. This feature is inspired by Katie’s feature Cover Love on her blog One Page At A Time. The idea is being used with her gracious permission.

I think we’re all familiar with the age-old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. And you know what I have to say about that? Rubbish! Covers are an invaluable part of a book’s package. A truly great cover can tell you a lot about the novel contained within its pages. Book covers can also catch your attention and attract you to a novel you might otherwise ignore. So go ahead, judge a book by its cover – We all do it!

Here’s an edition of Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover you don’t see very often! While my knowledge of the genre is admittedly limited, I’ve been known to while away an hour or two on Goodreads admiring some of the absolutely awe-inspiring designs science fiction novels have to offer. Today’s selection of book covers is no exception. Some of my favourite covers this week include Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman, The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher, Generation A by Douglas Coupland, The Bees by Laline Paull, Boy 23 by Jim Carrington, A Robot In The Garden by Deborah Install, A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray, Vitro by Jessica Khoury.

Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman ● The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher ● Generation A by Douglas Coupland

The Edge Of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst ● The Bees by Laline Paull ● Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

Love Is The Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson ● Boy 23 by Jim Carrington ● I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi ● Who Is Killing The Great Capes Of Heropa? by Andrez Bergen ● A Robot In The Garden by Deborah Install

A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray ● Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner ● Love In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction by Judd Trichter

Vitro by Jessica Khoury ● Starflight by Melissa Landers ● Your Face In Mine by Jess Row

The Black Disc by David Ramírez ● Planetfall by Emma Newman ● Fallout by Gwenda Bond

Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite science fiction covers? Did I list one of your favourites here or is there one I forgot that just has to be included? Let me know in the comments!

2 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Fifty-Four: Science Fiction (Part 3)”

  1. A Thousand Pieces of You had one of my favorite beautiful covers! There’s something about the colors that I find stunning.

    I do like the cover for I Remember You, though. I think it would be beautiful as wall art 😉
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  2. A Thousand Pieces of You is gorgeous. I was lukewarm on the story but almost want to buy it just so I can look at it. And the sequel!
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