What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a monster? Nope. It’s bloody loads of them, pouring out of a Rift torn open by a disaster at the Large Hadron Collider. This is, of course, the finished cover to this summer’s anthology release World’s Collider, from Nightscape Press.
A round of applause to Lukas Thelin at Foxrain in Sweden. It’s a hell of a visual.
It’s amazing how much a cover changes your perception of a book. The cliche isn’t true. You do judge books by their covers – that’s pretty much their function. We’ve been very spoiled with art for this book. Remind yourself of the promo image put together by Carolyn Edwards for the book.
I love this image. It’s haunting and elegiac, pushing aspects of the book front and centre that the final cover doesn’t, with its distinct sci-horror feel. Both make for great book covers, and I’m incredibly pleased that we get to use both in various ways. The thing that pleases me most is that both images are absolutely true of the book. I hope, when it’s released this summer, you’ll pick it up and find out why.