Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Wrap


The scan scarcely does justice to Sidonie Beresford-Browne's use of shimmering metallic colours, but here it is - the cover for The Quiet War.


5 Comments:

Blogger Eric Orchard said...

Hi Mr. Mcauley!
Just read Recording Angel in The Space Opera Renaissance and was blown away, it stood out as one of the few original and compelling pieces. I'm reading through as much science fiction as I can while I work on my graphic novel, Robot Museum. And I find you have this wonderful and interesting blog. I'll be snapping up as much of your work as I can.

May 24, 2008 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Sergey said...

Eric, you should read "Confluence Trylogy" (Child of the River etc.) - "Recording Angel" is only part of this world, created by Paul.
As to cover art - beautiful...

May 24, 2008 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like a great improvement from the plain yellow covers gollanz used to print in the 70's
phil

May 24, 2008 11:06 PM  
Blogger PeteY said...

It's certainly very nice, but I have to disagree with anonymous about the Gollancz yellow covers. I absolutely salivate when I see one, and I loved that edition of SF classics they produced a few years ago with yellow covers in PB.

May 26, 2008 1:33 AM  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

Eric - thanks for your comments on 'Recording Angel', one of my favourites. Follow the links to books in print!

Petey - I was amazingly pleased when my first two novels were published by Gollancz in hardback, in the penultimate incarnation of the yellow wrappers; I have the same Pavlovian response as you. But times change: the yellow covers were designed to attract attention to genre books by the same publisher in libraries, back when genre hardback sales outside libraries were vestigial; now our books must all compete in the marketplace, and look as enticing as possible.

May 26, 2008 8:10 PM  

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