Fake Cover, Real Book
Posted on February 20, 2004 Posted by John Scalzi
I got a couple of e-mails asking for a better look at the cover I made for my CafePress run of The Android’s Dream. So, here you go:
It was made by fusing together a picture of a sheep pasture in New Zealand with a picture of the Whirlpool Galaxy by the Hubble in Photoshop. I think it’s reasonably decent for a fifteen minute photoshop job, although given the massive light source of the galaxy, the shadows on the sheep are going the wrong way.
As I mentioned, this was an extremely limited run — there are three copies extant, one for my wife, one for me and one for, oh, I don’t know, something to auction off after I become stupid rich and famous, I suppose. That is if anyone would actually want it, since it’s the version of the book even before I did my minimal copy edit to it. Personally I would hold out for the actual book, because it will be easier to read and will undoubtedly have much better cover art.
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