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Book Cover Smackdown! THE MIME ORDER by Samantha Shannon vs. TWENTY TRILLION LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Adam Roberts vs. EVENSONG by John Love

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! This time around, covers featuring illustrations and designs from books forthcoming in January 2015.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Pass artistic judgment!

Tell us:

  • Which of these covers do you like the most?
  • What works and what doesn’t work with these covers?
  • Do any of them make you want to learn more about and/or read the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown (Forthcoming Steampunk Edition)! SKY PIRATES vs. FALLING SKY vs. THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF STEAMPUNK ADVENTURES

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! This time around, covers of forthcoming steampunk titles go head-to-head. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Pass artistic judgment!

Tell us:

  • Which of these covers do you like the most?
  • What works and what doesn’t work with these covers?
  • Do any of them make you want to learn more about and/or read the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown (Forthcoming Space Opera Edition)! ANCESTRAL MACHINES vs. WILLFUL CHILD vs. HOMEFRONT

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! This time around, covers of forthcoming space opera titles go head-to-head. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Pass artistic judgment!

Tell us:

  • Which of these covers do you like the most?
  • What works and what doesn’t work with these covers?
  • Do any of them make you want to learn more about and/or read the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown! MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM V7 (Tomino) vs. FRANKENSTEIN (Shelley) vs. HOLLOW PIKE (Dawson)

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Play armchair art critic!

Tell us:

  • Which of these covers most grabs your attention?
  • What works and what doesn’t work with these covers?
  • Do any of them make you want to learn more about and/or read the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown! THE FEMININE FUTURE (Ashley) vs. WEIRDER SHADOWS OVER INNSMOUTH (Jones) vs. RIDING THE UNICORN (Kearney)

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is quite simple: Tell us which of these book covers you like most.

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Book Cover Smackdown! MACAQUE ATTACK! (Powell) vs. PROPHECIES, LIBELS & DREAMS (Wilce) vs. YAMADA MONOGATARI: TO BREAK THE DEMON GATE (Parks)

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Play armchair art critic!

Tell us:

  • Which of these covers most grabs your attention?
  • What works and what doesn’t work with these covers?
  • Do any of them make you want to learn more about and/or read the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown! SLIMY UNDERBELLY vs. LOCK IN vs. THE ULTRA THIN MAN

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! This episode’s covers will be found on bookstore shelves in August 2014.

Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Play armchair art critic!

Tell us:

  • Which of these covers most grabs your attention?
  • What works and what doesn’t work with these covers?
  • Do any of them make you want to learn more about and/or read the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown! PROXIMA (Baxter) vs. STAR BRIDGE (Gunn/Williamson) vs. COMING HOME (McDevitt) vs. TARKIN (Luceno)

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! This episode’s covers hit bookshelves in November 2014.

Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Play armchair art critic!

Tell us: which of these covers grabs your attention? What appeals to you? What works and what doesn’t work? Do any of them make you want to read the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown (Tor Book Edition)! THE SHOTGUN ARCANA (R. S. Belcher) vs. HAWK (Steven Brust) vs. KNIFE OF DREAMS (Robert Jordan)

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! This episode’s covers all come from the Fall 2014 Tor Books catalog.

Your mission (should you choose to accept it): play armchair art critic!

Tell us: which of these covers grabs your attention? What appeals to you? What works and what doesn’t work? Do any of them make you want to read the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown! SPARK (John Twelve Hawks) vs. THE BROTHERS CABAL (Jonathan L. Howard) vs. THE INCORRUPTIBLES (John Hornor Jacobs)

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! Here’s another selection on upcoming genre covers that are unconventional.

Your mission (should you choose to accept it): play armchair art critic!

Tell us: which of these covers grabs your attention? What appeals to you? What works and what doesn’t work? Do any of them make you want to read the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown! AUTHORITY vs. THE MILKMAN vs. THE WAY TO BABYLON

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! if there’s any theme this time around, it’s unconventional genre covers for books due in May 2014.

Your mission (should you choose to accept it): play armchair art critic!

Tell us: which of these covers grabs your attention? What appeals to you? What works and what doesn’t work? Do any of them make you want to read the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown! PEACEMAKER vs. THE REVOLUTIONS vs. AFTERPARTY

It’s time another Book Cover Smackdown! The theme this time around is science fiction short horror fiction books hitting shelves in April 2014.

Your mission (should you choose to accept it): play armchair art critic!

Tell us: which of these covers grabs your attention? What appeals to you? What works and what doesn’t work? Do any of them make you want to read the book?

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Summer 2014 Fantasy Book Cover Smackdown! NIGHT SHIFTERS vs. THE LEOPARD vs. BAPTISM OF FIRE

It’s another Book Cover Smackdown! The theme this time around is fantasy books hitting shelves in June 2014.

Your mission should you decide to accept it: play art critic!

Tell us what grabs your attention! What appeals to you? What works and what doesn’t work? Do any of them spark your interest?

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Book Cover Smackdown! HOT HEAD vs. THE RUNESTONE INCIDENT vs. THE MARTIAN

It’s another Book Cover Smackdown! The theme this time around is books appearing next month.

Your mission should you decide to accept it: play art critic!

Tell us what you like and what you dislike about these covers…what are the pros and cons of each? Which one is best? Do any of them spark your interest?

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Book Cover Smackdown! WOLVES vs. THE APE MAN’S BROTHER vs. HIVE MONKEY

It’s another Book Cover Smackdown! The theme this time around is books appearing next month that feature animals in the title.

Your mission should you decide to accept it: play art critic! Tell us what you like and dislike about these covers…what are the pros and cons of each? Which one is best? Do any of them spark your interest?

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Book Cover Smackdown! HOTWIRE vs. A DIFFERENT KINGDOM vs. GET KATJA

Here’s another Book Cover Smackdown! No particular theme this time around…just a few covers “artistic” covers of varying styles that caught my eye.

Your mission should you decide to accept it: play art critic! Tell us what you like and dislike about these covers…what are the pros and cons of each? Which one is best? Do any of them spark your interest?

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Book Cover Smackdown! LUMINARY vs. THE UNBOUND vs. GAME SLAVES

Here’s another Book Cover Smackdown! The theme this time around is young adult title sappearing at bookstores in January 2014.

Your mission should you decide to accept it, is to tell us what you like and dislike about these covers. Which one is best? Do any of them make you want to check out the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown! November Steampunk Edition: FIDDLEHEAD vs. ROMULUS BUCKLE & THE ENGINES OF WAR vs. UNCRASHABLE DAKOTA

Here’s another book cover bout, this time focusing on steampunk books releasing next month.

Your mission should you decide to accept it, is to tell us what you like and dislike about these covers. Which one is best? Do any of them make you want to check out the book?

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Book Cover Smackdown! October Horror Edition: DEAD NORTH vs. THE NIGHT BOAT vs. WEIRD SHADOWS OVER INNSMOUTH

Just for you: a new round of book covers heading to bookstores next month. This time the theme is October Horror titles.

Your mission should you decide to accept it, is to tell us what you like and dislike about these covers. Which one is best?

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Book Cover Smackdown – RGB Edition! ANNO DRACULA: JOHNNY ALUCARD vs. ALL IS FAIR vs. DON’T GO CHASING WATERFALLS

Here’s a round of book covers comin’ at ya next month. Is there a theme here? Well, only that they are strikingly red, green and blue.

See anything you like?

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