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Book Cover Smackdown! ‘Edison’s Frankenstein’ (Postscripts) vs. ‘WWW: Wonder’ vs. ‘The Noise Revealed’

Sharpen your keyboards, it’s time for another Book Cover Smackdown!

Here are the contenders…

Your Mission (should you choose to accept it): Tell us which cover you like best…and why.

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11 Comments on Book Cover Smackdown! ‘Edison’s Frankenstein’ (Postscripts) vs. ‘WWW: Wonder’ vs. ‘The Noise Revealed’

  1. Wow, 3 VERY different covers.  I’m immediately drawn to the Dominic Harman cover.  I’m wanting to read some good epic space opera right now and that cover screams that it’ll fit the bill.  

  2. Has to be The Noise Revealed, proper SF picture with space craft. Just read The Noise Within and it is one of the best books I have ever read. The Noise Revealed is out in April/May 2011 and I can’t wait.

  3. The Noise Revealed is the best of the lot – I really like that one!

  4. Chris Matheson // July 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm //

    Have to disagree. While all three are really good, I think Edison’s Frankenstein by Vincent Chong is the best. It just screams ‘class’.

  5. This is a tough match-up since all three books feel like they would be suited for very different audience groups. So, it’s more about what I’m drawn to thematically as opposed to artistically. I guess both always play a factor, but considerably so here.

    I’d go with The Noise Revealed followed closely by Edison’s Frankenstein. I like the art on both, and both seem well-conceived for their respective sub-genres, but The Noise Revealed hits more on what I’d be interested in.

    WWW:Wonder doesn’t strike me as something I’d pick up at all. All it tells me is: “A young girl with magical powers explores the Internet.” Not into that. 

  6. The Noise Revealed, hands down.  Gorgeous cover.

  7. I like Sawyer’s series but the covers haven’t done a thing for me. I agree with J Sherer: “The Noise Revealed followed closely by Edison’s Frankenstein.” They’re both interesting covers but Noise looks more like what I would personally go for.


  8. D.Fowler // July 27, 2010 at 7:31 pm //

    I actually like all three of them, it’s just that The Noise Revealed is more my cup of tea.

  9. I like RJS and his novels but the cover doesn’t do anything for me either. At least the cover art in the trilogy seems to be consistant.

  10. I would have to say all 3 are great covers.

    Edison’s Frankenstien is possibly the weakest of the 3 because the cover looks over croweded and complicated, and I prefer to have all the text on the same plane. However if I were to see this whilst browsing I would definitely pick the book up to read the back cover so jobs a good un.

    WWW:Wonder is a great cover, I love the artwork and how uncompromised it is.

    However The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates is an awesome looking Space Opera/ Hard Scifi looking cover and has me off to check my local library listings to see if I can get hold of Whates previous novel with a look to getting this one as well next.

  11. All are good artistically, but I like The Noise Revealed as a cover for a book.  I don’t like book covers showing the face of main characters, as it ruins my imagination in the book.  Though, I will say, those two are surprisingly well done. 

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