#SciFiMonth Friday Face-Off: A Black Hole

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 a BLACK HOLE

Broken Stars edited and translated by Ken Liu

If this theme feels familiar it’s because I’ve done a variation of it before, and believe me, I was as stumped as I felt the last time around! Instead of the “deep in the ground” interpretation though, today I’ve decided to go with the space interpretation, it being Sci-Fi Month and all. Technically I haven’t read Broken Stars in its entirety, but I have checked out a couple of the stories, and quite honestly, it was the only book on my shelf that even came close to matching this week’s theme.

From left to right:
Tor Books (2019) – Head of Zeus version 1 (2019) – Head of Zeus version 2 (2019)

Russian Edition (2020) – German Edition (2020) – Spanish Edition (2020)



I’m not really sure why Head of Zeus had two different editions released in the same year on what I believe was the same date, but maybe one was print and one was digital? Whatever the case, I’m glad it happened, because the second version is absolutely gorgeous. That’s definitely my favorite this week.

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

17 Comments on “#SciFiMonth Friday Face-Off: A Black Hole”

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  2. I’m stuck on both of the Head of Zeus versions. I agree with you: The one you picked is gorgeous. But I also really like version 1 as attractive in a monochromatic way. So for me it’s a tie.


  3. Well, considering how we’re talking about something that can’t be directly seen I’m not too surprised you had a hard time finding covers that worked. 🙂 I agree with your choice, love those colors.


  4. Yes, this was definitely a repeat and I really don’t know why – because I really struggled the first time! I have come up with a new list and I’m hoping that it makes things fresh.
    Lynn 😀


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