German Covers for Typhon Pact

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  1. CaptainDonovin

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  2. Christopher

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    Weird -- while Nullsummenspiel is a literal translation of Zero Sum Game, the others have just taken one word from each title -- Feuer (Fire) for Seize the Fire, Bestien (Beasts) for Rough Beasts of Empire, and Zweitracht (Disharmony) for Paths of Disharmony.
     
  3. CaptainDonovin

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    Hmmm, wonder why. I do love the covers though.
     
  4. Kopernikus

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    Perhaps the literal Translations would have been too long to look good on the Cover:
    Das Feuer ergreifen
    Wilde Bestien des Imperiums
    Pfade der Zwietracht

    Especially the third sounds a bit strange in German, more like a Horror-B-Movie title. And of the course, lesser text means you can enjoy more of that beautiful background-picture. :cool:
     
  5. Spike730

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    Heh, I think the third is the only one that sounds appealing and the first two sound rather strange.
     
  6. Fer

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    Wow, those look great. I prefer them much more than the US versions.
     
  7. MvComedy

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    I like how the artists for Paths of Disharmony moved Shar's antennae forward to reflect their placement on the Andorians from Enterprise, as opposed to in the back of the head as they were in the original version of that image on Demons of Air and Darkness's cover.
     
  8. toughlittleship

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    Weird that Sisko isn't on the Rough Beasts of Empire cover.
     
  9. CaptainDonovin

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    One thing I missed is the uniforms for Dax & Bashir are the wrong color. I know - picky, picky.
     
  10. JoeZhang

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    Who is the small kid with dreads and what appears to be a penis coming out of her head suppose to be?
     
  11. Christopher

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    That's not a small kid, it's Shar, the Andorian science officer who was a featured character in the DS9 Relaunch and reappeared in Paths of Disharmony.
     
  12. USS Firefly

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    It's the first thing that I've noticed
     
  13. The Wormhole

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    ^^I too noticed that.
     
  14. Defcon

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  15. 8of5

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    Fear not, they've updated the Zero Sum Game one again, with a new portrait of Ezri, and corrected collars:

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  16. CaptainDonovin

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    Ahh, much better. I'll be able to sleep now - unless the chili dogs I had for dinner start barking.
     
  17. Therin of Andor

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    A very painful operation.
     
  18. CaptainDonovin

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    I"m sure this has been asked before but who decides on the cover designs for the U.S. releases?
     
  19. Therin of Andor

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    The editor at Pocket Books would commission and approve US cover art. He must work to strict budgets for cover art, and these have decreased since the days of fully-painted covers. So that's Ed S. (And the head of Marketing, I presume.) There would also be input and approval from John Van Citters' team at CBS Consumer Products. The authors may or may not get consulted, on a case-by-case basis. Some authors get more input as to preferences for cover art than others.

    The German publisher is a much smaller concern, although CBS Consumer Products would still have to approve the art.
     
  20. CaptainDonovin

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    Thanks Therin.
     

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