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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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There have been any number of cover designs over the years for Isaac Asimov's classic, but the very best of the bunch were courtesy of longstanding fantasy and sci-fi illustrator Michael Whelan. Instead of the usual spaceship-and-planet art, Whelan went character-centric and depicted three pivotal people from the series: the prophetic Hari Seldon, the infamous Mule, and the clever Arkaday Darrell.

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