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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WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?

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?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Next Friday: a cover that is grey

Book review: Constance

Constance

Constance
by Matthew Fitzsimmons
Thomas & Mercer
9/1/2021
343 pages
Dystopia/Thriller/Clone, AI

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I loved a lot Klara and the Sun, so when I realized the Virtual Crime Book Club hosted by Rebecca Bradley,  was going to read Constance, another novel focusing on AI, I decided to join.
It was a great discussion, with 16 members present, and the author himself came for a while!
Let me tell you why you might want to try this novel.

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Friday Face Off: Scifi written in 1975 or before

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 “Scifi written in 1975 or before”

As soon as I saw the theme, I thought of this book, as I cohosted a readalong on it, and it was published in 1969.
And how lucky I am, there are so so many of amazing book covers on it.
Here is just a sample of the most striking.
I circled my favorite one.

Click on the picture if you want to identify the various editions
You can also right click and open image in new tab to zoom in

WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?

Friday face off scifi

I am amazed at the diversity of covers.
Some just go with the strain idea (#20), without giving any clue of the space aspect.
Some focus only on the space dimension (#23), even in a rather romantic way (#19).
#17 is my favorite because of all the details, artistically put together.

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Next Friday: a murder mystery in space