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mooimafish33 t1_jdv907w wrote

The Expanse book covers are almost like too zoomed in. They just kind of look like vaguely sci fi nothing.

Like I've read the first 4 books so far and I'm still not exactly sure what the covers of each are supposed to be.


glister_and_gold OP t1_jdvbdua wrote

After looking at the covers, all I can tell you is that these books involve spaceships. Possibly even space battles.


Painting_Agency t1_jdvlqf9 wrote

Incredibly vague spacey cover art is an SF staple, unfortunately. Even if it's a painting by one of the great SF illustrators, you get something like this:

That does not tell me much, no.


glister_and_gold OP t1_jdvmdwk wrote

I honestly believe covers should be like a vibe synopsis, if that makes sense. The summary on the back tells you what the book is about, but you should be able to look at a cover and identify the zeitgeist of the book.


Autarch_Kade t1_jdzztyp wrote

The covers are why I put off reading them for years. I thought anyone who hates colorblind people that much as to make their titles almost unreadable doesn't deserve my dollar.