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Cover reveal for Behemoth

With only a day or two to go before the big launch, I have decided to reveal the front cover art for Astronomicon: Behemoth.

Behemoth Cover Art

I’ve always felt that designing book covers is a struggle for me, but I think I’ve come up with a few good ones over the years. This one has been particularly difficult as the entire novel is based around a total mystery. I don’t want to reveal locations or events on the cover and, for reasons I also can’t reveal, I also don’t want to reveal any spacecraft designs.

Books covers where people are the main focus have a strong tendency to be far too cheesy, especially in science fiction. This left me with the challenge of creating an eye-catching, memorable and mysterious cover which also displays a level of quality without any content on it.

Another important factor with this design is the requirement for it to work at a full range of sizes from 2000 pixels all the way down to 64 pixels and in square, rectangular and round shapes. That means no important details near the edges and definitely not in the corners.

Anyway, I hope you like it. I’ll be announcing the launch date for Behemoth later on Monday.


Astronomicon: Icarus new cover art goes live!

Astronomicon: Icarus front cover imageI have previously announced the new artwork for the front cover of Icarus, but now I am pleased to announce that the new cover is now in use on Amazon. Icarus is already selling better than I expected, but this fantastic new cover should be a lot more eye-catching and push sales even higher.

 

Now what Icarus needs is some reviews on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. I get positive feedback from some of my readers (which is always nice to hear!), but never seem to be able to persuade readers to put their comments into an Amazon review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New cover art for Astronomicon: Icarus

Astronomicon Icarus new cover artI’m really keen to hear what everyone thinks of this. Hopefully it’s the best Astronomicon front cover there has been to date, but I am worried it’s a little cheesy. Of course, cheesy is probably appropriate for a classic style science-fiction novel?

 

This time, instead of creating the artwork myself, I’ve actually bought commercial rights to use someone else’s fantastic artwork as the main image. The overlayed titles etc. still maintain the exact same style as the previous Astronomicon front covers, so the series continuity is preserved.

 

The image I’ve chosen perfectly suits one of the early scenes in the novel where the crew of the Icarus Deep Space Mining Vessel are attempting to mine large asteroid when disaster strikes and they are left jumping for their lives.

 

So, what do you think? Big improvement? Or too cheesy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to read more about Icarus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Astronomicon: The Discovery in final proofreading.

The second book in the Astronomicon series of novels is very close to being published now. I’m just waiting for the final proofreading to be completed and then, after any remaining errors have been, it will be released for sale. For those of you who have not already seen it, here is the front cover:

Kindle Cover for Astronomicon Book 2The cover features a view from the surface of Europa (One of Jupiter’s moons), looking up at Callisto (another moon) on its closest approach. The bright star you can see to the left is our sun.