Friday Face-Off – 10th January 2020

Friday Face-Off – 10th January 2020

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.

Welcome back to Friday Face-Off! This week’s theme is a cover that is vintage sci fi. For this I’ve picked Have Space Suit – Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein,

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 B!

This one screams vintage sci-fi to me. The two space travellers exploring an alien planet and its wildlife, it really invokes the spirit of adventure and exploration.

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 depicts a horizon: “Your “beautiful” ship killed its crew, Doctor.”

Friday Face-Off – 3rd January 2020

Friday Face-Off – 3rd January 2020

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.

Welcome to the first Friday Face-Off theme of 2020. new beginnings: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” For this I’ve picked Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein.

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 A!

When thinking of new beginings, especially with the given quote for this week’s theme, space travel certainly fits that bill. Cover A has all of the classic, old-school charm from the old sci-fi books, and I love 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 is vintage sci-fi: “Live long and prosper.”

Friday Face-Off – 13th April 2018

Friday Face-Off – 13th April 2018

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 weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a panorama: ‘Lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it.’

This week I picked Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein.

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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Cover I:

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And the winner is… A TIE!

I’ve had a few ties in the time I have been doing the Friday Face-Off, but this may well be the first time I have a three way tie. Covers D, E and H win this week. They have a vibe of classic sci-fi artwork which really catches my eye. They are visually impressive and the representation of the landscape is creative.

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 weeks’ theme is a book cover featuring smoke: ‘There’s no smoke without fire.’