Another piece of Richard Anderson art? Yes, please. I know I’m flogging the horse so to speak, but I adore this man’s art and will find any excuse to put it on my blog. As if Anderson’s work needs any extra boost, it was created for the new Peter Watts. Echopraxia will be the first original novel from Watts since the critically acclaimed Blindsight. An echopraxia is the involuntary repetition or imitation of another person’s actions. It’s one of the core symptoms of Tourette syndrome. I have no idea how that might play into the novel, but I really want to find out. I believe I managed to find an excerpt from Watts’ blog, go check it out.… Read the rest
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My short list for Cover of the Year is six books long (see below). There’s not really a connective thread between them except that none are photograph based — a trend I loathed in lasts years award, and I continue to find repellent Additionally, you’ll see no hooded men because hooded men are still lame and tired.
So what is my criteria? I’m so glad I asked.
I have four basic tenets in evaluating cover art. First is relevancy. A cover must relate to the book. Second it has to evoke something — wonder, mystery, fear, awe, movement, whatever. Third, I like things that are different. I’m sick of the same old covers going for the same old audience. Give me art, not RPG manual doodles. Fourth, turn me on. Physically. This is only partly a joke.… Read the rest