#SciFiMonth Friday Face-Off: First Sci-Fi I Reviewed

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:


The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough

This week, we’re going back to one of the first sci-fi books I received for review. This was around the time I discovered NetGalley, and well, as they say the rest is history.

From left to right:
Del Rey (2013) – Titan (2013)

German Edition (2016) – Czech Edition (2014)


All these covers have a very generic “commercial” feel, which is a shame because this was a great book. Out of these I’ll probably go with the Titan edition because it’s the most dramatic, and the fact it reminds me of Independence Day.

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

25 Comments on “#SciFiMonth Friday Face-Off: First Sci-Fi I Reviewed”

  1. I remember that Del Rey cover. It was very tempting but something in the blurb (I have no idea what now) didn’t really attract me and so I never tried it. Do you have a review here on the site?


  2. Probably the German cover since I don’t remember the actual like, content really involving a space laser. It IS more dramatic, though 😂

    I’ll have to look up that review now! To be honest, I had no idea this book had another US cover.


  3. I agree that these covers have a generic feel, especially the Del Rey version — which could be the poster of any number of action movies. My pick is the Czech edition, just because I like the illustration the best among the choices.


  4. I remember reading this one and thoroughly enjoying the story, too:)). My favourite is the Del Rey cover – I really like the realisation of the elevator in the background, behind the generic lantern-jawed protagonist…


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