Book Cover Thing 2017: Reducing the numbers

Previously: Start, Longer list
I’m going to reduce the numbers down a bit by removing a few covers.

  • A Closed and Common Orbit Artist/Designer: Christopher Doll| by Becky Chambers, Harper Voyager ISFDB or Amazon Entry
    Very similar cover and variants were discussed in depth last time with Long way…
  • All the Birds in the Sky Artist/Designer: Will Staehle| by Charlie Jane Anders, Tor ISFDB or Amazon Entry
    This was a painful choice. I only want one Will Staehle cover in the list and Walkaway is the more interesting of the st.
  • Infomocracy Artist/Designer: Will Staehle| by Malka Older, Tor ISFDB or Amazon Entry
    A lovely cover but works less well at thumbnail size and I have to choose between Will Staehle covers.
  • Iron Dragoons Artist/Designer: an unsung hero| by Richard Fox, Triplane Press ISFDB or Amazon Entry
    This is a good functional cover but looming-combat-armour-droid-thing is not novel enough.
  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge Artist/Designer: Alan Pollack | by Larry Correia and John Ringo, Baen ISFDB or Amazon Entry
    We’ve discussed the Monster Hunter covers before and this has all the same features. I’ve nothing new to say.
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe Artist/Designer: Victo Ngai| by Kij Johnson, Tor ISFDB or Amazon EntryNice but the lesser of the two Victo Ngai covers IMHO.
  • The Long List Anthology Volume 2: More Stories from the Hugo Award Nomination List Artist/Designer: Galen Dara & Pat R Stiener| by ed David Steffen, Diabolical Plots ISFDB or Amazon Entry
    Great art but the inherent difficulty of an anthology cover makes this cover less good than the other Galen Dara entry.
  • The Obelisk Gate Artist/Designer: Lauren Panepinto | by N.K. Jemisin, Orbit ISFDB or Amazon Entry
    Nice but no substantial design differences from The Fifth Season. I’d have nothing new to say here.