[UPDATE: oops left off the Nebula nominees] And you can participate! Yes you! No, not you – the person behind you. That’s it, you!
Last year I ranked the Hugo best novels by book covers. I am going to do the same this year but I’ll extend the field to include the Nebulas, Clarkes and whattheheck The Dragons (winners only – too many nominees). So not quite the Felapton Towers award for best SFF book cover because that is wayyyy to big a field but instead the Felapton Towers award for best SFF book cover for books that got nominated for an award.
PLUS: BONUS AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION! Regular readers (yes, even Phantom) please suggest one other book not on the initial list!
The longlist (‘x2’ means the book has at least two distinct cover designs in play):
- The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton) x2
- Europe at Midnight – Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
- The Book of Phoenix – Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton)
- Arcadia – Iain Pears (Faber & Faber)
- Way Down Dark – J.P. Smythe (Hodder & Stoughton)
- Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor)
- Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwithering Realm by John C. Wright (Castalia House)
- Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia (Baen)
- The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett (Penguin) x2
- Hell’s Foundations Quiver by David Weber (Tor)
- League of Dragons by Naomi Novak (Del Rey)
- Ctrl Alt Revolt! by Nick Cole (Amazon)
- Souldancer by Brian Niemeier (Amazon)
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Del Rey) x2
- Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
- Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow)
- The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher (Roc)
- Raising Caine, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
- The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga)
- Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard, Lawrence M. Schoen (Tor)
- Updraft, Fran Wilde (Tor)
Rules: I’m going to make up some criteria in the next post!
Winner will receive a signed jpeg of Timothy.