#SciFiMonth Friday Face-Off: Futuristic

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:

~ a cover featuring that is FUTURISTIC

Mogsy’s Pick:

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

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 Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, a novel I can appreciate for its originality and imaginative ideas. The book follows Breq, a soldier who is more (and, I suppose, also less) than she seems. An “Ancillary”, Breq was formerly one of many corpse soldiers all linked up with an artificial intelligence as part of a massive starship called the Justice of Toren. So in a sense, she is the Justice of Toren. Breq as well as all the other corpse soldier “segments” who were treated as appendages connected to the Justice of Toren were collectively considered part of the ship. It’s an incredibly elaborate concept that’s a bit to hard to wrap your head around, but man, was it cool to read about.

But we’re here to talk about covers today, so let’s take a look at them now!

From left to right:
Orbit (2013) – Subterranean Press (2015) – Portuguese Edition (2018)


Russian Edition (2015) – Polish Edition (2015) – French Edition (2015)

Estonian Edition (2015) – Greek Edition (2019) – German Edition (2015)

Korean Edition (2016) – Japanese Edition (2015) – Arabic Edition (2016)


I thought for sure I’d be picking the Orbit edition today, but as I was looking through the available covers while I was drafting this post, another one snuck in unexpectedly and stole my heart! I am of course talking about the Polish edition, which just has a je ne sais quoi quality to it that I find very appealing.

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

15 Comments on “#SciFiMonth Friday Face-Off: Futuristic”

  1. I do lean towards the Orbit edition here, though perhaps that’s because it’s the one I read. I SO enjoyed this book. The next 2 in the series have been moving up in my TBR, I almost started the 2nd one but decided to read the 2nd in the Murderbot series first. But soon, very soon, I’ll start Ancillary Sword. Great collection of covers, thanks for bringing them together!


  2. Ooh I had the same thoughts as you as I was scrolling down. I was convinced the first one was going to be my favourite then I spotted the one you picked. I think it’s the colours again!


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