“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Saturday, January 29, 2011

◦Day 18 – Favorite book cover

Given that as we have discussed my greatest love in reading is the fantasy and science fiction genres (and does anyone besides me remember when they were considered the same thing by bookstores?); and that IMHO some of the best art in publishing graces the covers of these works, this one is near impossible to answer. In fact, a number of good stories and series drew me in simply due to the quality of the artwork and scene depicted (similarly, I found a number of stories which I then considered horrible despite the covers).

While I enjoy a number of the Frazetta/Brom/similar "sword and sorcery" style covers which used to be the most common, I think my greatest enjoyments have been the artists who have decorated the Taltos novels by S. Brust, or the work of Thomas Canty which enjoyed a brief vogue in the 1990's.

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