Friday Face-Off: “Moon” In The Title

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 of a book with “MOON” IN THE TITLE

Mogsy’s Pick:

Gunpowder Moon by David Pedreira

Gunpowder Moon is not just another one of your simple murder mysteries, and the main protagonist is not your typical detective. It is the year 2072, and Caden Dechert is a former Marine heading up a US mining operation on moon. When an explosion occurs, killing one of his young miners, no one believes it to be an accident, and sure enough, an investigation finds clear signs of sabotage. There are plenty of suspects to go around, but the top brass arriving from Earth are quick to point fingers at the Chinese, who run a rival mining company near the Americans’ base of operations on the edge of the Sea of Serenity. Dechert, however, is not so sure. He knows tensions between the countries are already on edge, with both sides itching for a fight. Unwilling to jump to conclusions—and hoping to avoid an all-out war—he launches his own investigation in search for evidence.

Let’s take a look at the covers:

From left to right:
HarperVoyager (2018) – German Edition (2018)

Russian Edition (2019) – French Edition (2019)


So glad to see more covers for this book now since the last time I checked, but in spite of that, my favorite is still the US Harper Voyager edition, the one that I own. It’s just so ominous, especially when the more you look, the more details you spot, like the reflection in the cracked visor.

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

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