“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.
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!