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Do Buy a Book for its Cover


Isn’t it gorgeous? If I could buy it as a print, I’d happily hang it on my wall. Whilst we may not be supposed to judge a book by its cover, it’s the main reason I have bought Zoo City. The bonus is, it sounds interesting and won this year’s Arthur C. Clarke award.

I’m not the only one in love with this cover, it also won Best Cover Art at the 2011 British Science Fiction Association Awards. You can see some more of Joey HiFi’s work here.

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5 Comments

  1. Birgit

    Love the cover!! I'm prone to buy books just because of their great covers too πŸ˜‰ !

  2. KarenSi

    It's a fantastic cover. Have been considering picking it up since I saw it reviewed in SFX.

  3. Rayna

    Wow, that's a great cover! I haven't heard of this book, but now I'll have to look it up!

  4. As the Crowe Flies and Reads

    This book is new to me but the cover is admirable.

  5. Anonymous

    Hadn't actually heard of this book before you mentioned it, but it is definitely one to buy just for the cover! It really is gorgeous and would look lovely if you blew it up and hung it on the wall! Hope you enjoy it (aside from the cover!).

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