Friday Face-Off – 6th December 2019

Friday Face-Off – 6th December 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.

For the first Friday Face-Off of December, my theme is a cover that puts me in mind of winter: “Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this sun of York”. I am going with The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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And the winner is… COVER F!

The wintery haze, the snowfall and the blue hue to the cover all make me think winter. The flashes of red in the glove, scarf and fox add welcome pops of colour. I love this cover. I have to give a special mention to cover A whose art style really caught my eye.

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 religious icon or temple.

Friday Face-Off – 29th November 2019

Friday Face-Off – 29th 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 that has a 1960s science fiction theme: “When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.”

This week’s book is J.G. Ballard’s The Drowned World.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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And the winner is… COVER E!

This week was an interesting one. Cover E won it for me, simple and yet very evocative with the book title. Covers B and F earn themselves special mentions as they really caught my eye too.

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 is reminiscent of winter: “Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this sun of York”

Friday Face-Off – 22nd November 2019

Friday Face-Off – 22nd 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 that is futuristic.

For this theme I have picked Dune  by Frank Herbert.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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And the winner is… COVER G!

I love this art style. Simple and effective. It is eye catching, and I love the odd vintage/futuristic vibe going on all at once.

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  is 1960’s sci-fi: “When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.”

Friday Face-Off – 15th November 2019

Friday Face-Off – 15th 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 a robot: “No thinking thing should be another thing’s property, to be turned on and off when it is convenient.”

This week I have gone with the work of sci-fi legend Isaac Asimov and his book The Robots of Dawn

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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And the winner is… COVER A!

Another week, another theme that lends itself wonderfully to beautiful, classic sci-fi covers. Once again, I love all of these covers. A just slightly edges it.

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 futuristic.

Friday Face-Off – 8th November 2019

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:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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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.”

Friday Face-Off – 1st November 2019

Friday Face-Off – 1st 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 featuring a cover that is mostly grey.

For this theme I’ve picked The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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And the winner is… COVER A!

The simple monochrome design with pop of blue is very eye catching. Cover E takes a close second place for me this week, dark and intriguing.

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 an explosion: “big badda boom!”

Friday Face-Off – 25th October 2019

Friday Face-Off – 25th October 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 featuring a scary cover of my choosing for Halloween.

For this theme I’ve picked Bird Box by Josh Malerman.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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And the winner is… COVER G!

I’ve not seen the Netflix film and I haven’t read the book either, but I very much want to. This cover won it for me, it is dark and mysterious – very interesting. I love the creative elements that make up this cover.

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 is predominantly grey.