Hope you’re ready! It’s time for another Book Cover Smackdown!

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Your Mission (should you choose to accept it): In a world where the cover art for Science Fiction novels is often inundated by ray guns, spaceships and space marines, Orbit Books has gone in a very different direction with the upcoming release of Simon Morden’s Petrovich Trilogy. What do you think? Do you like like the outside-the-box design? Or do you prefer more traditional cover art?

And here’s what Anna Gregson from Orbit Books says about the designs:

To give you a bit of background on the cover concept – we have taken advantage of some classic optical illusions, choosing images that speak to the role of Samuel Petrovitch as a physicist and mathematician. In the Equations of Life cover, the white and black centre seems to start breaking into other colours. The Theories of Flight cover plays with dimensionality and also plays off a model of space-time as Einstein theorized it. The Degrees of Freedom cover starts to break the maze-like design into cells and levels which, I think, really portrays the feeling of entrapment.

Books shown here:

NOTE: Bigger, better cover art images are available by clicking the images or title links.

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