Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Tanith Lee (II)

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

My Tanith collection has a wide variety of cover art, so I wanted to showcase a little of that variety today (I’m still trying to think of an easy way to photograph my entire collection and have yet to find a solution). I just picked three of her larger format books, all of which I’ve read and enjoyed. First up is Wolf Wing, the fourth book in the Claidi series, with its digital watercolor feel. Then, Silver Metal Lover, one of my favorite Tanith books. I was excited to find this hardcover with the awesome 80s art. Last is White a Snow, with the crisp, art nouveau inspired line art.

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