I have a new post on the Kirkus Reviews blog this week: Judging Books By Their Covers – Book Cover Art in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Part 1).
Science fiction and fantasy art (or “fantastic” art) plays a particularly important role in science fiction and fantasy literature. SF/F readers love stories that ignite their imaginations, making it that much more important that a book cover convey that wonder right from the outset. If sf/f readers are looking for imagination, the cover better let them know where they can find it.
Let’s take a look under the covers in science fiction and fantasy cover art…
Head on over and check out the rest.