Illustrations and/or photographs on the outside of album covers, movie boxed sets and other printed media.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
0answers
85 views

Illustration on the “Earthsea Quartet” cover

What is depicted in the top left illustration on the front cover of the Penguin edition of the Earthsea quartet, see for example here? Presumably it is something from "A Wizard of Earthsea", as the ...
2
votes
1answer
87 views

Trying to recall a book - cover art heterochromia, plot with genetic mutations and a utopia

My mother remembers reading a book in the 80's, and only clearly remembers the cover art. However the date is irrelevant because she doesn't think it was new. The cover had a face with one brown eye ...
5
votes
2answers
279 views

What is the name of 80's or 90's paperback with a woman in a red jumpsuit holding a bag of crystal shards on the cover?

My dad had this book in his library and the cover was very memorable. The book was lost at some point and neither of us can remember the title or author. If I remember correctly, I believe the woman ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

Looking for a particular book, and all I remember is the cover

I first read this book around 1983-1985 (no actual idea of when it was first printed), and, while I can't remember all that much from the book itself (other than enjoyable), I do remember the cover of ...
16
votes
2answers
455 views

What is the Speaker for the Dead cover depicting?

To me, it seems that whatever is on the cover of Speaker for the Dead--it appears to be a docking location for starships--is entirely unrelated to the story. Am I missing something? Is it depicting ...
1
vote
2answers
145 views

Who created the cover art from the newer Wild Cards Book I with Jetboy on it?

Who created the cover art for the newer Wild Cards I edition with Jetboy on it? (e.g. the one published in 2010.) Is he or she responsible for the other covers?
3
votes
1answer
222 views

can anyone tell me the name of the sci-fi book series with a concorde like spaceship on the cover?

The main character is the pilot who somehow picks up a symbiotic organism that helps him through many situations. (I vividly remember one episode where he needs to play a pipe for hours on end to ...
6
votes
1answer
135 views

What species is on the cover of Fornax?

I don't recognize this from any of the games. It looks vaguely like a rachni, but I strongly doubt it is. Is it ever confirmed that it is a rachni, or is there another species I'm not thinking of that ...
4
votes
2answers
357 views

Book cover-art: Desert with mesas and a city-ship on top

I remember seeing a sci-fi book cover back in about 1980/81 at my public library that was likely based upon an earlier painting. It depicted an arid desert scene with the landscape dominated by a ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

Incongruous cover art for Phule's Paradise by Robert Asprin

I am rereading the Phule's Company series by Robert Asprin. I have "Phule's Paradise" in paperback (Feb 1992 printing by Ace) and it has cover art by Robert Grace. The cover art shows a particular ...
-11
votes
2answers
895 views

Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel: Why is Spike on the cover of both?

The cover art for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as seen on Netflix) shows Buffy, Faith and Spike. Where one could argue that Faith is a major character, Spike is almost definitely nothing more than a ...
3
votes
1answer
274 views

What happened to Eric Ladd, illustrator of the 70s?

From the end of the 1970s to the beginning of the 1980s, over a period of six short years, Eric Ladd painted several SF&F covers. Here is the only (!) information on him on the web that I could ...
0
votes
2answers
120 views

Wanderers of Time & Next of Kin Cover artist

I was looking through Amazon for a new science fiction to purchase. I came across the book Wanderers of Time by John Wyndham and noticed the cover art looked rather familiar. So I went to my book ...