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Eye-Catching New Sci-Fi Covers from England

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When I met Diane Vadino last month, she told me about some amazing book covers she’d seen in a London bookshop just before she returned to New York to promote her novel. She was back in England recently, and tracked those books down again—part of Gollancz‘s “Future Classics” line of science fiction novels. Each of the eight novels selected for the revamp has been given a new, highly stylized cover that keeps the title and author off the front; Vadino used her camera phone, though, to show me how the spine still provides ready identification. From left to right, the images here represent Revelation Space by Alasdair Reynolds, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, Blood Music by Greg Bear, and Schild’s Ladder by Greg Egan. Gollancz is also working with the creative design charity organization D&AD to create similar covers for eight classic space operas.

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