Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover – Issue Five: Science Fiction

“Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover” is a semi-regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader 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!

For the fifth instalment of Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover, I’ve decided to take a look at the covers of the science fiction genre. I must admit that while I initially expected this week’s edition to be a breeze, I was surprised to find that science fiction is relatively under-represented when compared to other, more popular genres marketed toward the young adult age group like paranormal or dystopian.

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!

8 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover – Issue Five: Science Fiction”

  1. Jen says:

    EEEP. Sci-Fi covers are usually the prettiest I think, because the use of STARS and the universe! I absolutely loved the old Across the Universe/A Million Suns covers. I love the cover for Linked as well! Beautiful post, Jen!
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  2. SO many good covers! I particularly like Origin, These Broken Stars, Across the Universe, A Million Suns, Mothership, and Pivot Point. I guess I kind of named a lot… oops. Haha.
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  3. Cee says:

    I love sci-fi covers, especially when space and the stars are illustrated prettily like the Across the Universe series by Beth Revis and Gravity.

    I really love For Darkness Shows the Stars cover (it’s not in the ones you picked). I like the way her dress fades into the stars. It utilizes the same things/themes that can be found in most sci-fi covers, but it’s nonetheless beautiful.

  4. Dina says:

    So many pretty covers! I really do love how science fiction seems to lend itself to covers that are more unique. I really love the cover of Alienated, it really stands out.
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  5. Hazel says:

    Ahhhhh they’re all so amazing!!! I love the covers of These Broken Stars, Pivot Point and Linked! <3 Most sci-fi covers really have that WOW factor especially when compared to contemporary covers, which have usually simplistic designs. Sci-fi covers rock!! 🙂
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  6. Let me think. Alllll of them. A few are favourites and some are on my wwishlist
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  7. I’ve just finished Insurgent by Veronica Roth so that mixed with this post I have just gone on a quick sci-fi / dystopian spree :D.

    Earth Girl and Across the Universe are my favourite covers from these, so much detail they’re so beautiful!
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  8. Cayce says:

    I absolutely love the cover of Earth Girl. The book was pretty meh, though.
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