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:

robot2

Cover C:

robot3

Cover D:

robot4

Cover E:

robot5

Cover F:

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Cover G:

robot7

Cover H:

robot8
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:

explosion2

Cover C:

explosion3

Cover D:

explosion4

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:

grey2

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:

scary2

Cover C:

scary3

Cover D:

scary4

Cover E:

scary5

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.

Friday Face-Off – 18th October 2019

Friday Face-Off – 18th 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 cover featuring a scream: “It’s your favourite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.”

For this theme I’ve picked The Case of the Screaming Woman by Erle Stanley Gardner.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

scream2

Cover C:

scream3

Cover D:

scream4

Cover E:

scream5

Cover F:

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And the winner is… IT’S A DRAW!

Covers A and B are my winners. They both spoke to me, giving off a vibe from vintage Hollywood.

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 featuring a scary cover of my choosing for Halloween.

Friday Face-Off – 11th October 2019

Friday Face-Off – 11th 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 cover featuring an inn: “And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”

Cover A:

inn1

Cover B:

inn2

Cover C:

inn3

Cover D:

Kein Leben ohne Minibar von Will Wiles
And the winner is… COVER B!

Simple yet effective. For some reason this one really caught my eye, even though it doesn’t have a lot going on.

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 featuring a scream: “It’s your favorite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.”

Friday Face-Off – 4th October 2019

Friday Face-Off – 4th 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 cover that is 60s horror: “Feed me, Seymour!” For this I’ve picked Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

horror2

Cover C:

horror3

Cover D:

horror4

Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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And the winner is… COVER G!

This was very nearly a draw. Cover G just edged it for me. The colours and art style caught my attention, alongside the somewhat deranged look on the merry-go-round horse. Cover B was a close second – I really liked the vibrant yet simple style to this one.

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 inn: “And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”