#SciFiMonth Friday Face-Off: Explosion

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy! Each Friday, we will pit cover against cover while also taking the opportunity to showcase gorgeous artwork and feature some of our favorite book covers. If you want to join the fun, simply choose a book each Friday that fits that week’s predetermined theme, post and compare two or more different covers available for that book, then name your favorite. A list of future weeks’ themes are available at Lynn’s Book Blog.

This week’s theme is:

“Big badda boom”
a cover featuring an EXPLOSION

Mogsy’s Pick:

Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

It’s Sci-Fi November! To celebrate, I’ll be featuring science fiction titles on Friday Face-Off for the full month. Up next, we’re shining the spotlight on the third and final book of Sanderson’s super-villain trilogy, The Reckoners. And how apt that this week’s theme is all about explosions, because this book sure end things with a bang. Let’s take a look at some of the covers:

From left to right:
Delacorte Press (2016) – Gollancz (2016)

Portuguese Edition (2018) – Polish Edition (2017) – Dutch Edition (2017)

Greek Edition (2017) – French Edition (2018) – Russian Edition (2018)

Czech Edition (2016) – Bulgarian Edition (2016) – Danish Edition (2017)


So many colors! I found it hard to choose a favorite this week, because there were quite a few that stood out, including the Portuguese edition with its comic book art style, the Gollancz edition with its monochromatic theme and silhouette, and of course the Delacorte hardcover with its vibrant pinks and purples. And then there’s the Russian edition, which is like a marriage of all three, so that’s the one I’m going to have to go with.

But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?

39 Comments on “#SciFiMonth Friday Face-Off: Explosion”

  1. I agree, there are so many colourful covers here. I think my favourite is the first one, purely because I love the colours so much. The one that you’ve picked is my second favourite though and I also quite like the green cover.


  2. I think the Dutch edition has to be my fave. Love the way it looks. There are a couple here that are quite close. After visiting you and Tammy, I’ve decided this week that Portuguese covers, which are usually my favorites, have issues with sci-fi books maybe.


  3. I LOVE all the bright colors! The two that jumped out as my favorites are the Czech and Portuguese editions, especially the Portuguese one, I also love the graphic novel vibe!


  4. That was really fun. I like the Dutch, Greek, and Bulgarian covers the best. But what I’m most excited about is a finished trilogy from Sanderson. I like to wait until a series is finished so I can binge. Perfect for December. 🙂


  5. I like Portuguese Edition (2018) best, but like you said, it is very comic book esque and if I didn’t know better I would think it was a cover for a graphic novel. So I think I would have to choose your favorite!


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