Friday, October 03, 2008

Ceci N'est Pas Un Livre

Here's the new cover for This is Not a Game, which will be coming to a bookstore near you in March.
Whaddya think?



Blogger tcastleb said...


12:05 AM  
Anonymous Lawrence M. Schoen said...

I think there should be a hardcover too, but as of now, Amazon is insisting there's only soft.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks good!

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Rebecca S. said...

Well, I kind of miss the hunky-guy motif, as featured on the Voice of the Whirlwind and Implied Spaces covers, but I daresay I'll survive.

Seriously, it's very ominous. In the good way.

10:19 AM  
Blogger halojones-fan said...

Wha? New book? When the hell did THIS happen?

11:01 AM  
Blogger Tumbleweed said...


5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually preferred their original design for this cover, which was yellow with a trickle of red blood in it.

Not only was it eye-catching, but also it was the New Mexico state colors!


8:52 AM  
Blogger Ken Houghton said...

This will sell better than that one; by March, no one will want to buy fiction with a trickle of blood on the cover.

It looks Serious.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Ralf the Dog said...

Looks like a great cover. Can't wait to read it (the book not the cover). Will your next game be titled, "This is not a book?"

This is your first non space opera in quite some time. What section of the book store will it be sold in?

11:52 AM  
Blogger dubjay said...

Lawrence, I checked amazon and couldn't find anything indicating it was either a paperback or hardcover. The price, however, says hardcover.

HJF, this is the book I finished at the end of March. I'm already told they're wanting a sequel.

What I think they're looking for in this title is a cover that looks like the cover of a bestselling thriller--- a sort of Robert Crais/Michael Connelly sort of vibe.

Which is okay with me, as they outsell me a hundred to one probably.

Unless Orbit ponies up a big kickback, though, it will be in the SF section. Because Orbit publishes SF, as we know.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Synova said...

What's the book about?

To tell the truth, I find the cover intimidating... like I'm going to get chewed out about not taking something or other seriously enough.

Hopefully I'm an outlier that way.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Ralf the Dog said...

Synova, My guess is that the book is about a game. My guess, it is some kind of internet social network game where people get killed.

My guess is that it is a book about a internet game where people get killed unless they escape on an inner tube.

6:12 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

Dang, Ralf. Try to preserve =some= mystery!

8:14 PM  
Blogger Ralf the Dog said...

Sorry Walter. I did not tell them about the singing, electric guitar playing squirrel that is the avatar of the super computer running the not game.

11:01 AM  

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