Friday Face-Off: An Alien Encounter

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:

“We come in peace…or maybe not”
~ a cover featuring AN ALIEN ENCOUNTER

Mogsy’s Pick:

Rosewater by Tade Thompson

Not all books about alien encounters involve little green men. In Rosewater, the extraterrestrial presence takes the form of a biodome which has settled itself right outside of Lagos, Nigeria, giving rise to its own little community. Every so often, the dome would split apart, releasing a mysterious substance that is said to have strong healing properties, making it the destination for millions of the world’s most sick and desperate.

Let’s take a look at the covers:

From left to right:
Apex Book Company (2016) – Orbit (2018)

Orbit eBook (2017) – Russian Edition (2019) – French Edition (2019)


German Edition (2020) – Turkish Edition (2019) – Spanish Edition (2019)


There are some really nice covers here, but I was immediately drawn to the French edition because all the lovely colors and the alien imagery.

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

21 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: An Alien Encounter”

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