Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Cover Art - 'The Rise of Ransom City' (Felix Gilman)

For no other reason than that my advance copy has no cover art on it, at all, so I googled it in a brief moment of curiosity. One brief moment of curiosity later and...

I really like this cover. It's clear, it's simple (with nice hints at what you can expect inside) and that green bit on the side reminds me of all those old books I used to pore over as a kid. You can't beat cover art with added nostalgia :o)
Here's the blurb if you're interested,

This is the story Harry Ransom. If you know his name it’s most likely as the inventor of the Ransom Process, a stroke of genius that changed the world. Or you may have read about how he lost the battle of Jasper City, or won it, depending on where you stand in matters of politics.

Friends called him Hal or Harry, or by one of a half-dozen aliases, of which he had more than any honest man should. He often went by Professor Harry Ransom, and though he never had anything you might call a formal education, he definitely earned it. 

If you’re reading this in the future, Ransom City must be a great and glittering metropolis by now, with a big bronze statue of Harry Ransom in a park somewhere. You might be standing on its sidewalk and not wonder in the least of how it grew to its current glory. Well, here is its story, full of adventure and intrigue. And it all starts with the day that old Harry Ransom crossed paths with Liv Alverhyusen and John Creedmoor, two fugitives running from the Line, amidst a war with no end.  

I have to say that I'm half and half over whether I'll read this though. There's nothing that looks bad about 'The Rise of Ransom City' but I never read 'The Half Made World' (can't even find my copy...) and I'm a little wary about jumping in at the second book. We'll see what happens...

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