Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

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  1. bfollowell

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    Greg & 8of5

    Well, I cleared my cache on IE and Firefox and I'm still getting the same thing. Here's what I'm seeing on my end:

    http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z340/bfollowell/9781451655476.jpg

    If you guys think this looks less abstract and more photo-realistic, then maybe our definitions of those terms differ by just a bit. Is this what you guys are seeing? This appears to me to be the very same image I saw when I first looked at this thread.

    Thanks.

    - Byron
     
  2. ATimson

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    No, that's not what we're seeing.
     
  3. Cicero

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  4. Greg Cox

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    ^Thanks for posting that so everyone can see it.
     
  5. JD

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    As unique as the more abstract one was, I do like that one better. Same goes for That Which Divides.
     
  6. ncc71877

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    I like all of the covers here. I think the Rings of Time cover has a movie-pre-prodution-style-thing about it, which I like.
    I like the starship covers in general, but I'm a starship guy. I can see how they might be... bland to others.

    I hope Forgatten History stays under the DTI heading.

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  7. Therin of Andor

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    I'm fine with these, but starships do little for me. I'm a bit of a sucker for "cast portrait" shots. (I always wish they'd posed Terrell, Chekov, Kyle, Beach, etc., for a group shot for the collectors' magazine of ST II, or Sulu's crew for ST VI.)

    Love "The Best and the Brightest", "New Frontier" #5/6, "Mission Gamma", etc. I'd love to see novel covers with a TMP alien bobbing up between familiar faces. Never really had too much problem with "floating heads", esp. if we got a new face or alien. Also love the "clever concept" covers, such as the Leonardo Data on "Immortal Coil", or the cool first-edition diecut "Final Frontier" cover, with hidden pic of Robert and Sarah April underneath.
     
  8. bfollowell

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    Thanks Cicero,

    It was nice to see what everyone was talking about. I definitely like this cover better than the abstract one. To each his own.

    I don't know what was going on with my browsers. Here from home I see the new cover easily. I was at work earlier and couldn't see them even after deleting my local cache. It may've been cached on the web server though and I can't clear that. Who knows?

    Thanks again for posting the updated cover.

    - Byron
     
  9. DorkBoy [TM]

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    I love starship covers. Vanguard has had some of the best covers ever.

    What I really like though is variety. Back in the 90s we always had the bland "floating heads" covers. They were all the same and not very interesting.

    It seems like there's a healthy mix now. Starships, portraits, and more abstract (like DTI Watching the clock). But always fantastic.

    I agree with those that want to see some of the books-only characters and alien races depicted, though. I always love it when a books-only starship is rendered, too. Loved the Planck render for the Ships of the Line calendar! (That one is one of my desktop pics now.)
     
  10. Therin of Andor

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    But they weren't always the same, especially if it was a painted cover. Sometimes there was the head of a not-quickly-identifiable crewperson (and you had to read the blurb or the book itself to guess who it might be; hopefully not just a poor rendering of a major character) or a cool, new alien!

    When it became a bit annoying for me was the introduction of photo composited covers which, while often clever in their own right, relied too often on a very small set of available promotional pics of the main cast.
     
  11. JWolf

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  12. JWolf

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    Lets get rid of the yellow line at the bottom on the cover image. No, I did not edit it out.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. DorkBoy [TM]

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    I didn't mean identically the same, just too similar. I guess I just like a bit more variety.
     
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    dunno if anyone's posted this before. just seen it on Amazon. looks wicked.
     
  15. Dimesdan

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    I rather like that image, so much so that I've got the Enterprise firing part as my desktop back ground.
     
  16. JD

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    Is the book movie era? I could have sworn that I read somewhere it was set during the 5 year mission, but that looks like the refit Ent. to me.
     
  17. Greg Cox

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    The Rings of Time is set near the end of the original five-year mission . . ..
     
  18. Dimesdan

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    But in which timeline?
     
  19. DS9forever

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    ^ The original and best. :techman:
     
  20. Greg Cox

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    The old timeline. It's TOS all the way.
     

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