Monday, 10 January 2011
Cover Art | David Weber's Safehold Series, UK Editions (Tor)
Starting from the top here are the covers for Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, By Heresies Distressed and A Mighty Fortress, all books in David Weber's Safehold series. These have been published in the US over the last few years and it's nice to see that they're getting a UK release in May of this year by Tor UK. I'm a relative newcomer to David Weber's work (having only read Out of the Dark), but I plan on getting around to his Honor Harrington books, and possibly these ones. Not sure yet.
Now, to the cover art. Hmm. I'm not a fan of clearly CGI art like this, and it really puts me off these books, if I'm honest. I just think they look unfinished, like the edges need smoothing. Maybe just me...
Now, if you look below you'll see the original US covers for this series side-by-side with the UK ones. It looks like Tor UK has taken the art from the US releases (except A Mighty Fortress), re-created them and used them as full covers. Not my cup of tea, I prefer the US ones.