Thursday, October 18, 2007

Implied Cover Art

Jeremy Lassen sent me the cover for my next novel, Implied Spaces.
Pretty eye-catching, ne?


Blogger dubjay said...

I think it needs more cat, actually.

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Tarl Neustaedter said...

Cool. When can we get it?

And any cover can use more cat :-)

9:59 PM  
Blogger S.M. Stirling said...

Seriously cool!

10:11 PM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Swords & Cyberpunk?

10:23 PM  
Blogger tcastleb said...

Ooooh. That IS cool.

10:30 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

Swords & Cyberpunk?

You know, that's as good a description as anything I've yet come up with.

I've been having a hard time coming up with a snappy one-line description of this book. Implied Spaces is what happens when you take about three subgenres, accelerate them to near-light speed, and crash them together.

I'm hoping the result is pretty, but I'm having a hard time describing the explosion.

12:12 AM  
Blogger Paul W said...

Wonderful cover.

And yes, I have to say...Swords and Singularity instead of Sorcery? ;)

3:28 AM  
Blogger Samantha Ling said...

Ooh, the cover is very nice. That dude looks ready for a sword fight!

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Lawrence M. Schoen said...

Nice. And this comes out when? In TPB or HC?

8:54 AM  
Anonymous rebecca s. said...

Let's see . . . it's got your name as author, a provocative title, an extremely cool swashbuckler, a techno-wizardry vibe, and a kitty.

I'm there.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

I'm certainly looking forward to getting my copy.

But then, I'm one of your guaranteed sales no matter what the cover looks like.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous xardoz said...

It's missing something, though . . . Got it. His left hand is empty - where's the smoking retro raygun or big-ass howdah pistol?

12:27 PM  
Blogger halojones-fan said...

Swords & Cyberpunk? Already been there; see "Snow Crash".

I like that art! Is it depicting a scene from the book, or is it just sort of an allegory for the book itself? Or is it just supposed to look cool and catch the reader's eye? (Sort of like the cover art for "Voice of the Whirlwind", which has a guy in a stylin' Eighties-fashion spacesuit. I think that's the only spacesuit I've ever seen that has a jacket-buttoned-at-the-waist motif...)

1:51 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Xardoz said something was missing from the left hand.

Recall that this is a WALTER JON WILLIAMS book. The object missing from the left hand is a culinary blowtorch, as used in making creme brulee.


4:25 PM  
Blogger qtera31 said...

Will you be wearing this outfit to the party?

4:28 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

Maybe the =next= party.

A Walter Jon Williams hero keeps the left hand free, not for a weapon or a blowtorch, but for a glass of wine.

I really like "Swords and Singularities." I tried it out at the signing on Saturday and it seemed to impress people. Let it be so.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous TerryB said...

Very nice, Water! So, who's the artist?

3:49 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

The artist is Dan Dos Santos, a fact I should have mentioned at the top.

4:20 PM  
Blogger halojones-fan said...

A glass of wine, or an inhaler of snapcoke, right?

11:27 AM  

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