#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
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?