#ScifiMonth Friday Face-Off: Red

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:

“Red skies at night”
~ a cover that is RED

The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson

Friday Face-Off is back for Sci-Fi Month and finding a red cover that fit the theme was actually more challenging than I thought! But this week, let’s just keep things simple with the sci-fi horror The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson, published by Saga Press. This is the hardcover edition versus the paperback:

Saga Press Hardcover (2020) vs. Paperback (2021)


This is actually the first time I’ve seen the paperback edition, and I think it’s awesome! Definitely more interesting than the hardcover edition, which is bold but lacking in the detailed and complex imagery of the paperback version. The silhouettes of the characters really draw the eye, not to mention how the title font also calls to mind Stranger Things.

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

12 Comments on “#ScifiMonth Friday Face-Off: Red”

  1. I also like that paperback cover better than the hardcover. More interesting. When I saw the theme my first thought was The Red series by Linda Nagata. The first book, First Light, was so full of references to red, similar to how in the Matrix movie there was constant use of the color green. I loved that. 🙂


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