Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Gothic Sci-Fi Stories

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 do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

This book was a gift from my friend Mel and I’m in love with the shiny cover. This collection was published by Flame Tree Publishing in 2015, ISBN: 9781783616503. The cover image is by Flame Tree but is based on an illustration by Slava Gerj and Gabor Ruszkai.

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