These are the voyages of the FFO…


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

Spacecraft “Slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.”

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers:

And my winner,:


I love this cover!

Which is your favourite?

Future themes:

27/01/2017 – Book “A room without books is like a body without a soul”

03/02/2017 – Hotel “Welcome to the Hotel California! Such a lovely place. Such a lovely face. Plenty of space at the Hotel California”

10/02/2017 – Diamonds “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!”

17/02/2017 – Car “Drivin’ along in my automobile”

24/02/2017 Alien – “Aliens – if they exist-are little green men with big eyes and spindly arms…or giant insects or something like a lumpy little creature”

03/03/2017 – Playing cards “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well”

10/03/2017 – School “I never let my schooling interfere with my education”

17/03/2017 – Bird “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs are too sweet and wild”

24/03/2017 – Street lamp “He stood under the street lamp, sleet settling in his hair, hands fisted at his side”

31/03/2017 – Casino “Whisky, gambling and Ferraris are better than housework “

07/04/2017 – Circus “You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town!

14/04/2017 – Easter “The rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate”

21/04/2017 – Bridge “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to push forward”

28/04/2017 – Beach/Seaside”Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!”

05/05/2017 – Lion “If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off”

12/05/2017 – Phone “Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it”

19/05/2017 – Plane “When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….”

26/05/2017 – Mice “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘it might have been’…”

02/06/2017 – Moon “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”

09/06/2017 – Mummy “It shuffles through the dry, dusty darkness”

16/06/2017 – Guitar “You couldn’t not like someone who liked the guitar”

23/06/2017 – Cat “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this”

30/06/2017 – Hat “It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself “

07/07/2017 – Gold “All that is gold does not glitter”

14/07/2017 – Boats “The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat…”

21/07/2017 – Planet “Any planet is ‘Earth’ to those who live on it”


16 Responses to “These are the voyages of the FFO…”

  1. Nathan

    You picked right. I love that ship, especially the bio-dome.

  2. sjhigbee

    I do like your choice, but my favourite cover for this one is the first with that beautiful night sky and the figure standing on the hill – I also love what they’ve done with the title on that cover. Cracking book – we’ve just got the sequel out of the library:)

  3. Danya @ Fine Print

    The first cover is my favourite one — it looks like a really beautiful cover for a literary novel. And it kind of reminds me of the cover artwork for Station Eleven, which I absolutely adore!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it is a lovely cover that just manages to portray a sense of vastness somehow.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The one you picked has that great old school feel, but man, my heart just melts at the UK cover. That image just makes me feel so humbled standing beneath the vastness and beauty of space.

  5. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I really like the blue one on the left. 🙂

  6. jessicabookworm

    I am actually most drawn to the first cover, but I can totally see how the cover you’ve chosen seems to reflect the title better 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like all the covers for this one but that quirky spaceship just appeals to me.
      Lynn 😀

  7. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I’ve always said this bout these books, but each cover gives me such a different feel as to what type of story I will get!

    The left makes me think of “literature” style sf, while there middle and right seems more fun, action, sci-fi.

    I think I’d have to go with the on of the left. Beautiful view of the sky.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a popular choice and I can see why – I just love the quirky ship.
      Lynn 😀

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