Friday Face-Off – 8th November 2019

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This week’s theme is a book cover featuring an explosion: “big badda boom!”

For this theme I’ve picked The Great Explosion by Eric Frank Russell.

Cover A:


Cover B:


Cover C:


Cover D:


Cover E:


Cover F:


Cover G:


Cover H:

And the winner is… IT’S A DRAW!

Covers D and E take the win for me. With cover D, I loved the colours and the mass exodus with all the space craft leaving the planet. Cove E is wonderfully simple with the two black silhouette planets and the red explosion. In all fairness, I love all of these covers, the old classic sci-fi vibe that seems to permeate through all of these covers.

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’s theme is a cover that features a robot: “No thinking thing should be another thing’s property, to be turned on and off when it is convenient.”

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