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Cover Reveal: The Genehunter

Friday, 8 November 2013

The Genehunter novel has never had a proper, professional cover (i.e. one not done by me) - until now. Here's the new cover for the book in all its tech noir glory.




I have to say I'm thrilled with it. What do you think? Does it make you want to dive in to the world of Simms and his moral grey area high-tech thrills?

20 comments:

  1. I really like it, Simon. My only quibble is that I think 'THE' would sit more comfortably on the left.

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    1. Thanks, Sue - someone else said that too. I can always get it shifted over...

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    2. There's a reason for it - if you put it on the right, one's eye naturally continues off the page because we are programmed to read left to right. If there isn't a really good reason to do it - ie for balance or to align with something that draws it together - it is better to stay logical and in the comfort zone. It's basic design sense.

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    3. Thanks for the input and the explanation. Fascinating. I'm going to try it the other way around and see, but I do thing the "The" on the right gives the composition an overall balance. Do you think people even see "The"? My eye is just drawn to "Genehunter"...

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  2. I like it. The face adds a whole other dimension, and I like the city-scape at the bottom. Still, I think you do pretty good covers too.

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    1. Thanks, Erin. I do like doing covers and I'm getting better at them - but blending together multiple images like that and making it look seamless still eludes me.

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  3. Keep the "The" on the right, it's different. And I really like the cover, congrats!

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    1. Excellent - thanks, Lyn. And for your comments on Twitter etc.

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    1. Excellent, thanks. I think it captures Simms perfectly...

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    1. Thankee! Just need Amazon et al to update their records and the world can see it...

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  6. I think it looks great! Love the colors. And, for what it's worth, I didn't even notice the "The" at all.

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    1. Thanks, Madeline - much appreciated.

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  7. I like it -- the mood is set very well. We know immediately from the images that "The Genehunter" is an adult, futuristic, high-tech story. But with the prominent face, we also know that it should mainly be about a human character instead of just technology. Also, to me, the blue tones also suggest a "cool" and "cerebral" story, as opposed to a "firey" and "action-packed" one, so I'm expecting a read that is going to trigger some intriguing ideas instead of just a fast-paced shoot-em-up.

    But I probably read too much into it. Let's just go with a basic -- "Nice cover, Simon! It looks cool!" ;)

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    1. I think that nails it! You've basically hit every note I was trying for so that's great to know.

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  8. Did you model the face!!?!??! Fantastic!! Take care
    x

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    1. Oh no, Simms is a careworn wreck - whereas I'm ... oh wait, I see what you mean.

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  9. Oooh he has a face! That's very awesome :)

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I'd love to know what you think.