Archive for Cover Art
Hot on the heels of the iD cover reveal, we’ve more mind-blowing cover artistry to share with you today. This time it’s the eyeball-smackingly glorious cover for the first book in Chuck Wendig‘s brand new Mookie Pearl series, The Blue Blazes.
The gorgeously detailed artwork in question is, of course, by the one and only Joey Hi-Fi, whose talented hands have produced the cover art for all of Chuck’s Angry Robot novels to-date, including the two gems that are Blackbirds and Mockingbird:
Click any of those images for an even larger version and, as always, please do feel free to download, share and shout about our newest cover art from the online rooftops.
If you’ve visited the mighty Tor.com recently then there’s a good chance you’ll have spotted their exclusive cover reveal for the second book in Madeline Ashby‘s Machine Dynasty saga: iD, the sequel to vN.
On the other hand, if you’re catching a glimpse for the first time… behold!
Click that image for an even larger one, and please do feel free to download, share and generally spread the art love far and wide.
Readers of Hugo Award Winning SF Signal have already been treated to the exclusive cover reveal for Wesley Chu‘s debut science fiction thriller The Lives of Tao and here it is again in all its silhouetted and be-weaponed glory:
This one is the latest product of our elite cadre of in-house design-bots at ARGH! Oxford and rather fabulously encapsulates the Lives of Tao back-story. Which is… well, that would be telling. You’ll just have to wait until publication day in May to find out. Unless you’re a genre fiction blogger or reviewer, of course, in which case you can request the eARC via NetGalley and grab yourself an early sneak-peek at the action.
Click that image for an even larger one, and please do feel free to download, share and generally pass it around to all and sundry!
New cover art! Fans of Lt. Stan Markowski of the Scranton P.D. are going to absolutely love this one, too: it’s the third book in Justin Gustainis‘s Occult Crimes Unit Investigations series, Known Devil, which we’re publishing in August 2013:
Too long to with ’til August? We prescribe a re-read of the first two books in the series to help keep the cravings under control. Repeat the dose as required…
This one has been packed with gorgeous, twiddly detail by the one and only, World Fantasy Award Winning artist, John Coulthart. Regular readers of The Qwillery will have seen this one already, but everyone else should immediately click the pic for a larger version, in order to see it in all its glory. Go on, you know you want to…
So far this year our covers have won two publicly-voted cover competitions in the “Best of 2012″ category.
First up, over at Ranting Dragon, there was one enormous competition, which started with 64 of last year’s best titles pitted against each other – the winner of each round went through to the next stage in the competition, and voting began anew.
The overall winner was Joey HiFi‘s brilliant cover to Chuck Wendig’s Blackbirds.
More recently, The Qwillery took their favourite 12 covers of 2012 and asked their readers to vote on which was the best.
Angry Robot had 3 horses in the race – Chris McGrath‘s atmospheric cover to the Lee Collins debut, The Dead of Winter, Amazing15‘s brilliantly retro Dead Harvest (by Chris F Holm) and Joey HiFi’s now award-winning cover to Blackbirds.
1,189 votes were cast. Blackbirds received 492 votes, and Dead Harvest also received 492 – a dead heat! So, these 2 covers received 984 out of the 1,189 votes cast, with the other 205 votes split among the other 10 titles.
Congratulations to Joey HiFi and to Amazing15 for their superb work. Kudos also, to our very own Marc Gascoigne, who Art Directed both of these winning covers.
You may have spotted this rather striking monochrome marvel over at This is Horror already this morning – Michael scooped the exclusive pre-reveal and has posted a Q&A with Joseph about the new series as well.
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Not quite the full in-your-hand effect there, as the printed edition will be finished in lovely silvery ink on rough black card-stock, so it should be a thing of textured loveliness when all is said and done. Design and execution on this one is by ARGH! Oxford.
Cover reveal number three is the rather lovely artwork that will grace Between Two Thorns – the first book in Emma Newman’s Split Worlds series – which we will be publishing in a few months: March 2013 to be precise.
If you’re a member of Emma’s Split Worlds mailing list then there’s a good chance you’ll have seen this one over the weekend. But if this is the first time you’ve seen it, please feel free to make a small “ah…” sound as you feast your eyes on all its swirly loveliness:
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Connoisseurs of book cover art will surely recognise the work of Sarah J. Coleman, who has also created covers for the likes of Gregory Maguire, John Connolly, Holly Black, Christopher Fowler and many, many more.
Cover reveal the second: it’s The Big Reap – the third book in Chris F. Holm‘s Collector series – which we will be publishing in August 2013. That’s quite a while to wait, we know, but in the meantime you can tantalise your imagination with a good, long look at this:
Shadowhawk of The Founding Fields scooped the exclusive on this one and interviewed Chris into the bargain, so head on over to find out what he thinks of the new cover.
As per the first two books in the Collector series – Dead Harvest and The Wrong Goodbye – the artistry has been provided by Amazing15, who are certainly living up to their own billing. Won’t they all look handsome together on the bookshelf? Yes. Yes, they will.
The first of three cover reveals that we’ve got lined up for you involves the gruesomely gorgeous frontage for The Marching Dead – the second book in Lee Battersby‘s Marius don Hellespont series, which we will be publishing in April next year – and it looks a lot like this:
Admit it, you just can’t wait to get your hands on it, can you? Lee seemed quite keen, too…
In a recent review iO9 really enjoyed Mockingbird, but this final sentence caught our eye:
I doubt she’ll ever be the kind of character people cosplay at conventions, but she sticks in your brain all the same.
Well, you know how we can be… Challenge accepted!
We’d like you to send us a picture of you dressed as Miriam Black. The best* of the bunch will win some random Angry Robot goodies (and we have lots of goodies stashed around the office). You can see artist Joey HiFi’s interpretation on the book covers (right), but don’t feel you have to follow his lead (equally, don’t feel you shouldn’t).
You have until Sunday night (December 2nd) to get your entries to us. The entries will be judged by Chuck Wendig and Lee Harris.
Send your entries to: IamMiriam@angryrobotbooks.com
*For the purposes of this competition, “best” is defined as “whatever made us snort with laughter / incredulity / admiration”. No purchase necessary. Coupons are not redeemable for cash. Your home may be at risk if you do not keep up payments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it. Competition open to men / women / pugs / goldfish** / whatever.
**Probably not the best idea.
That, people of Earth, is the cover for Adam Christopher‘s next Angry Robot novel, The Age Atomic, sequel to the mighty Empire State, and it is the product of the utterly awesome creative mind of design wizard Will Staehle.
Click the pic for an even larger and more glorious version and do please feel free to download it and plaster it all over your blogs and social media channels of choice. And then look for it online and in bookstores everywhere from April 2013.
Today we’re ‘ellishly excited to bring you our latest cover-reveal: the devilishly delightful Hell to Pay, the forthcoming (March 2013) third novel in the To Hell and Back series – starring mild-mannered actuary-turned-superhero Chesney Arnstruther – from the infernally inventive imagination of Matthew Hughes.
Click this image for a larger, even more impressive version, which you should most definitely feel free to share on your own blogs, websites and social media places (if you happen to be so inclined):
Artwork and design is by the terrifically talented Tom Gauld, who of course created the covers for the first two books in the series as well:
They look damned good together, don’t they?
You may have seen this one in the wild already, as it’s fed through to a few online retailers’ catalogue pages. But if not, then now’s your chance to feast your eyes!
Comprising the three volumes The Bookman, Camera Obscura and The Great Game, this handy and value-packed omnibus edition will be available from all good bookstores, high street and online alike, as of early March 2013.