Discussion in 'Steven Erikson' started by Rane Longfox, Apr 16, 2007.
It's just.... hideous
I was expecting a lot worse. Usually a bronzed badly drawn warrior clutching a sword and a dusky half dressed maiden on American covers.
Fantasy covers in the US are usually embarassing to be seen with.
Like, say, the one they used for Gardens of the Moon?
HA! I'd never seen that cover before. Boy do they like their archetypes.
Hey, wait til you see the one they were going to use for Deadhouse Gates, until it caused such an uproar that they changed it to use the UK cover
Hmm, seems like they used it for the Russian edition...
And of course Memories of Ice shouldn't be ignored either:
The others had been ok, up to this point
That man's head is too small.
I couldn't see the link, not allowed from this location it said.
Speaking of dreadful covers, the Robert Jordan covers are often out of proportion. You'd think that popular as the books are, they'd find somebody who could draw realistically.
It's kinda small, I'm afraid...
Oh dear. Perpetuating the books for teenage boys model.
The full artwork: it's a little better, but still not great.
It needs the bear-monster chasing them in the scene, and the other carriages. Then it might be decent.
is that Paran, god looks nothing like him in my head, I like the cheesy art its canny funny, the Teri Hatcher in DHG was a stinker
While it's not the scene I would choose for The Bonehunters, it's not too bad of a cover IMO. It's not nearly so embarrasing as the US covers for Gardens of the Moon or Memories of Ice. (And that original cover for Deadhouse Gates..... )
I actually like this better than the UK cover for Bonehunters and I like it a whole lot better than the new artwork Transworld has started with Reaper's Gale.
I've thought about a thread about the cover art on most SF/F/H boox
being damaging to the public perception of the genre.
You know you want too
With a few notable exceptions, fantasy covers are normally horrific. Sci-fi isn't as bad, and horror is the worst of the lot...
horror is so bad I so recomend the short lived TV show, Dark Place with Garth Marenghi, so funny he is a celebration about the bad things in horror,Welcome to the Official Garth Marenghi website sorry a bit off topic
Aren't I glad I'm British
I love Garth, he cracks me up. He invented EVERYTHING, even the AIR!
I much prefer the British cover version. I just hope that the style of the cover does not alter now, although of course that doesn't ruin the story!
I just hate it though, having a few books of the series with one cover and then changing it, like they did with Wheel of Time, especially when I have decided to keep the books. It really looks horrible on the book case!
It looks like a Terry Pratchett cover. The original UK version was about a hundred times better, but this US cover is actually a hundred times better than the new UK cover.
Seriously, what's wrong with these marketing people that they actually think the new UK cover is preferable to the old one? It looks like something a kid would knock up in Photoshop. The Reaper's Gale one is barely better. What a pile of toss. Grr.
I spend way more time on the pages that are found after you turn the cover to the text, and as long as that is par with the rest of Erikson's books then I would be happy with a blank cover
Great. In a world of undead lizards, golden fire-skies, mysterious portals, terrible godlings and unnatural shapeshifters, they decide to focus on a b******y traffic accident in the snow.
Still waiting for everyone's favorite shadowdancer to grace the covers....
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