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Old August 30 2011, 11:50 PM   #46
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Re: Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

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Just a shame they used a flipped image of him again so that his face looks all wonky.
I've sent a heads-up to S&S, and the editor says they'll see if it can still be fixed. It might not be possible if it's too far along, but we'll do what we can.
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Old August 31 2011, 12:55 AM   #47
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Re: Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

Since it's Mirror Picard, maybe it's supposed to be a reflection.
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Old August 31 2011, 12:57 AM   #48
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Re: Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

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Just a shame they used a flipped image of him again so that his face looks all wonky.
Isn't it supposed to be a Mirror reflection?

Dammit, was Christopher channeling my thoughts while I was buttering my toast?
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Old August 31 2011, 02:11 AM   #49
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I like the "Rings of Time" cover too. I don't think its a concept drawing, it just looks like they were going for a "60s sci-fi cover art" vibe. Back in the 60s and 70s, and a little bit in the 80s, a lot of sci-fi books had covers like these. Hand painted spaceships, often stylized with blurry watercolor edges, and very bulbous like the Enterprise is depicted here.

There was a famous painter named John Berkey who used to do that sort of thing; it was a very distinctive art style. (He may not be the only one who did them, I'm not sure.) I remember when he did the box art for the video game Star Control 3 and I felt like I was stepping back through time to my childhood just looking at it.

Anyhow, it reminds me of the covers of the sci-fi books I used to read as a kid. Fits with the title, too - I keep thinking "old school sci fi" when I read it - "The Rings of Time."
This sums up my reaction to this cover perfectly. I can see why it might not sit well with some people, but I absolutely love it, and I hope it does become the final cover.
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Old August 31 2011, 04:51 PM   #50
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Re: Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

Note that there have been a few changes made to those covers already:
  • And they've all had those ugly yellow warning banners put on them...
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Old August 31 2011, 05:06 PM   #51
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Those all look great - although it looks a lot like someone has left some margin indicators on the Forgotten History cover. And the cover of Storming Heaven suggests things are not going to end well for Starbase 47-Vanguard...
Well it is being written by David "Destroyer of Worlds" Mack.
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Old August 31 2011, 05:22 PM   #52
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Rings of Time now has a less abstract cover, with a more accurate depiction of the Enterprise.
Which seems to be suggestive of both the TMP-era and Abrams versions of the ship, even though it's a TOS-era novel.
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Old August 31 2011, 06:12 PM   #53
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I like the newer versions of both covers. RoT now looks even cooler, but TWD is still a bit meh. I like covers that are somewhat descriptive of the books.
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Old August 31 2011, 06:22 PM   #54
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Note that there have been a few changes made to those covers already:
Maybe I'm missing something. The link you have takes me to the same cover I saw the when this thread first started. To me it looks just as abstract as before. As near as I can tell, it's the same exact cover.

I did notice the changes to the That Which Divides cover though.

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Old August 31 2011, 06:33 PM   #55
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Note that there have been a few changes made to those covers already:
Maybe I'm missing something. The link you have takes me to the same cover I saw the when this thread first started. To me it looks just as abstract as before. As near as I can tell, it's the same exact cover.

I did notice the changes to the That Which Divides cover though.

Hmm. Something must have gone wrong for you. I tried that link and got a much more photo-realistic version of the scene . . .
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Old August 31 2011, 06:35 PM   #56
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Maybe I'm missing something. The link you have takes me to the same cover I saw the when this thread first started. To me it looks just as abstract as before. As near as I can tell, it's the same exact cover.

I did notice the changes to the That Which Divides cover though.
I had that, just had to clear my cache, and pah-zam there are the new versions.
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Old August 31 2011, 06:55 PM   #57
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I liked the layout of the old one better. The positioning of the D7 was better compositionally.
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Old August 31 2011, 07:11 PM   #58
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Aww. I have to admit, I like the older versions better for both.
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Old August 31 2011, 07:23 PM   #59
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Rings of Time now has a less abstract cover, with a more accurate depiction of the Enterprise.
Which seems to be suggestive of both the TMP-era and Abrams versions of the ship, even though it's a TOS-era novel.
So - more photorealistic.

Less accurate.



I liked the original one better too. This new one isn't bad though.
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Old August 31 2011, 07:49 PM   #60
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Just a shame they used a flipped image of him again so that his face looks all wonky.
I've sent a heads-up to S&S, and the editor says they'll see if it can still be fixed. It might not be possible if it's too far along, but we'll do what we can.
Quick update: it's been fixed, though they might not have updated the one in the catalog yet. But the final version has been corrected. Thanks for the heads-up — we caught it in the nick of time!
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