Posted on November 22, 2016
Posted by John Scalzi
That’s pretty damn nifty, if I do say so myself. The art is by David Demaret, who has clearly read the book. If you read French, it’s coming out on the 23rd of February in 2017. Look for it then.
That is seriously nifty and a great visualization of that scene. I kinda want an English version now for my copy.
The artist’s site has the full wrap-around version of the image (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/y2vn3) at a decent resolution which would make a fine desktop.
That IS really gorgeous. The French seem to have a good grasp of covers; the French cover for GCA was really, really good too.
Wow, that looks amazing!
If you don’t read French, it’s a good reason to learn.
So first….love the cover. But second, now for some reason every time I look at it my brain sees a face in that dome. In fact I think it is Shakespeare. I am not kidding, and now I can’t un-see it.
THat is stunning.
That’s probably the best cover to ever grace one of your books. You should buy the original if you can.
Yeah what Shrike58 said! It’s my favorite Scalzi cover so far. Are you ever able to contact the artist when you want to purchase the original work? I know nothing of the world of successful authors.
I suspect the original in this case is a computer file. I do own the originals of three covers: Both the hardcover and paperback covers of Old Man’s War (by Donato Giancola and John Harris, respectively), and the cover of the French version of Agent to the Stars, by Paul Kidby. I also have a limited print of the cover of The God Engines, by Vincent Chong, and another small illustration from Harris of one of the digital covers for the Human Division individual episodes. Generally I contact either the artist or their agents. Note: Original artwork isn’t cheap, even for the authors whose covers the artwork graces.
For some reason, the title seems better in French as well..
@nathanbrazil: I see a face in the dome, too. I thought it was intentional. (?)
Seconding Trey Goesh on the title. Excellent translation!
Très réussi,de fait.
The title is even cooler sounding in French
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