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Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald
Welcome back to the Friday Face-Off! This Friday we’re comparing covers which feature the moon.
If there’s one book that immediately springs to mind when it comes to moon-related-cover-goodness, it’s this one. Published by Tor in the US and by Gollancz in the UK, Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald has two out of this world covers which immediately catch the eye. Scroll down and take a look at these stellar beauties!
Tor – Cover #1
Cover Art by Victor Mosquera
Gollancz – Cover #2
Cover Art by Blacksheep
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Two different artists, two beautiful covers and one impossible decision. The Tor cover depicts a skyline emerging from the dusty moon rock glowing against a backdrop of infinite space. The subtle play of colour, the simple yet elegant typeface and the central flare of dust come together to create a beautiful and eye catching cover.
By comparison the Gollancz cover uses a bold theme to attract attention. A vivid image of a moon painted in blues and greys, a star scattered sky and a bold and brilliant title make it difficult to choose an overall winner from these two epic covers. Luna: New Moon – let’s call this one a draw.
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It shuffles through the dry, dusty darkness
A cover which features mummification
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