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10 Striking Sci-Fi Book Covers

Let's face it: The vast majority of the time, it isn't the title or premise of a book -- especially a science fiction book -- that draws us in. It's the cover art. And sci-fi has a long and venerable history of cover art that catches the eye and turns the head, even if what's inside hasn't always lived up to what's on the outside. Here's a gallery of 10 of our favorites, from classic painted cover art to the modern-day trends of Photoshop-plus-stock-photo work that in the right hands can also b
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John Steakley's military sci-fi adventure has been a perennial favorite on the order of "Starship Troopers" or "The Forever War" -- not just a story about guns going off, but about the human toll of war. Its original 1984 DAW printing displayed a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek James Gurney painting, one that manages to be in a classic pulp-sci-fi vein while also as cocky and thoughtful as the book it was designed for. The reprints are far more generic and uninteresting.

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9/14/2013 | 6:14:30 PM
re: 10 Striking Sci-Fi Book Covers
In almost every case,the British version was far superior,
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9/10/2013 | 2:43:23 PM
re: 10 Striking Sci-Fi Book Covers
Walter M. Miller's "A Canticle for Leibowitz" has been through dozens of covers, it seems. But this one is amazing: http://bookcoverarchive.com/bo...

Such a great book! I reread it every few years.

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