Friday Face Off: Murder mystery in space

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynn’s Books (@LynnsBooks) for a list of upcoming themes.
Please visit also Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy (@tammy_sparks)
thanks to whom I discovered this meme.

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This week, the theme is “murder mystery in space”

I can actually only think of one book, which I really enjoyed:
Solaris, by Stanisław Lem.
And I guess whether there’s a murder or not depends on your interpretation.

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Faceoff Solaris

Just like last Friday, there’s a huge diversity of covers. From now on, I have decided to stop at 15 though.
Some here look weird, as if the artist had not even read the book (#11).
I think #4 doesn’t reveal much.
My favorite is #10 (Spanish edition) for the quality of the art, and the closeness to one important idea of the book.

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Have you read this book?
Next Friday: a cover that is grey

11 thoughts on “Friday Face Off: Murder mystery in space

  1. I have not read this yet! So I can’t base my choice on whether the cover works with the story, but my two favorites are #5 and #15. I didn’t participate today because I couldn’t find a book I hadn’t already used before😁


  2. No.3 – is that a heart shaped brain? The final cover appeals to me for some strange reason – don’t ask me to explain because I have no idea why or whether for that matter it fits with the book at all. What an unusual collection of covers – and yes, sometimes, you just have to stop because some books have many, many covers.
    Lynn 😀


  3. Oh wow- lots of covers. And seems like I’ve heard that before, that sometimes cover artists didn’t always read the book- or at least it seems that way from their style of illustration.


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