[LMB] Questioning Cover Art

Carol Cooper carolcooper at shaw.ca
Sun Aug 30 18:07:23 BST 2009

>Francis Turner wrote
>To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
>On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 9:06 PM, Carol Cooper<carolcooper at shaw.ca> wrote:
>> I recall visiting this territory before, but there's also a cultural
>>element here - North American SF/F readers like realistic-looking painted
>>artwork, but UK covers tend to be much more abstract.  I probably have
>>some sort of innate bias here, because I tend to think that detailed
>>scenes usually look cheesy, and that more abstract covers are more classy.
>>I usually buy books despite their cover art rather than because of it.

>Although of course the early UK Pratchetts with Josh Kirby's cover art
>are the exception to that rule.

Agreed - I thought of that exception just after I'd hit the 'send' button
(as one does).  Those covers are in a class of their own though!

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