The Cover of the Subterranean Press Edition of “Unlocked,” by Molly Crabapple
Subterranean Press is doing the special signed, limited hardcover edition of my novella Unlocked, and here is the cover, by artist Molly Crabapple.
I am deeply thrilled about it for a number of reasons. One, I’m a big fan of Molly’s work (I’ve commissioned art from her before), and was hoping one day I might find a way to get her work on one of my books; Subterranean made that happen. Two, I knew that Molly would come to the book with an eye and perspective that no one else would have, and she did — focusing both on the agent of the disease and the woman from whom the disease is named. Three, Molly’s visual style for this cover is both striking and wholly distinct from the one artist Richie Pope gave the Tor eBook version of Unlocked. So now I can say the novella has two amazing covers.
The shorter version of all of the above: Molly Crabapple is awesome, and she nailed it. The Subterranean Press version of Unlocked was going to be special in any event (it’s the only print version of the novella that’s going to exist in English), and this cover just makes it better. If you want it, I would suggest preordering, because there are only 1,500 copies of this, and they will go fast.