Friday Face-Off is an idea originally thought up by Books By Proxy which I stole from the fantastic The Tattooed Book Geek. The idea originally was to compare UK and US covers based on an assigned theme each week and choose the winning cover. I will be twisting it slightly: not specifically US and UK covers, just different editions.
This week’s theme is a cover featuring a robot: “Man is a robot with defects.”
For this theme I have gone for I, Robot from the father of the laws of robotics himself, Isaac Asimov.
And the winner is… A DRAW! Covers A and J spoke to me straight away. They stood out to me as they had a vibe that harked back to the glory days of science fiction.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!
Next week I will be looking for a cover featuring a knife: “The kindest use a knife, because the dead so soon grow cold.”