Thursday, 22 July 2010

Living Safely

Another changed cover here, but I'm not sure which will be the final version. Different online shops at different times have offered the following covers for Charles Yu's intriguing-sounding How to Live Safely in aScience Fictional Universe.



The first cover is by John Gall, but I don't know if he created the other one. I prefer the first--it's less obvious and more freaky--though I do like the other (the dog is what makes it work, I think).

UPDATE: A wise commenter has directed me to photos of people holding up signs with the second cover and the words 'Now with new jacket' printed on them, so I'm guessing that resolves that question!

29 comments:

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Dr. Chaz Vasquez McJefferson said...
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early90sjerk said...

There are a few pictures up on Flickr that I suppose are from Comic Con. Looks like the second cover is final.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/knopfdoubleday/4818597714/

Too bad, I really like the first one.

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Ellie said...

The second cover is cool... and I'm a little fascinated by the concept of this blog all up!

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JRSM said...

Thanks, all! The second cover seems o be the final version, so it's good that it's popular with you all.

je faire said...

I think thant the first cove is more original than the second
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cj Schlottman said...

I agree with your choice, and like you, the dog on the second cover caught my attention and made me think. Thanks for the philosophy lesson!

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Kevin Arthur said...

I prefer #1 as well, though maybe it's a little too phallic. #2 is good, but that blue text doesn't look right for some reason. Could probably use a different color and font.

swputh said...

The dog in the second cover!.
That was nice:)...
I like the concept of your blog. Good idea.

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Rock The Jukebox said...

Very cool cover. The rayguns are a bit obvious, but I'd take that as a comforter set design any day. Thanks for posting this!

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HawkZ said...

Sweet blog man, book covers are an under examined part of our world!

I like the 1st book cover better, it definitely feels more "classic sci-fi." That being said, I think the 2nd one feels more modern... & will possibly sell better.

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J.Hurtat said...

I'm definitely a fan of the second one, and the dog gives it that much more of a quirky appeal.

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elZaphod said...

Indeed. The Dog presents the message that these are no mere super soakers you're dealing with. No, this is truely savage alien weaponry. Millions of light years distant, some civilization's version of the Hague sits in judgement of some cad whose countrymen wreaked havoc with their doggy blaster pistols on the unsuspecting populace.

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Spicer said...

Pretty sure the illustration for the second book is by a guy called Adam Simpson http://www.adsimpson.com

JRSM said...

Well spotted! Thank you--I'll add that info to the post.