Book covers have come a long way. In some cases they are more creative, more descriptive, more detailed than ever before. But they’re also trippier, minimalist and in some cases, unhelpful. Are we seeing a new golden age of book covers or are we slipping into a dark age where the artist is replaced by the typographer laying out the title on a blank canvas?

In episode 24 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the SF Signal gang:

Q: Can you judge a book by its cover?

Later, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with Philippa Ballantine, author of Weaver’s Web, Chasing the Bard, Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, Weather Child, Digital Magic and Geist.


Now it’s your turn: Can you judge a book by its cover? Leave us a voicemail and let us know!

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