Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.


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:

Planet “Any planet is ‘Earth’ to those who live on it”

This week I’ve gone for: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein.

Oddly enough I like the fourth cover.  It just feels really retro:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – A knife

Future themes:

28th July 2017 – The kindest use a knife, because the dead so soon grow cold (A cover which features a knife)

4th August 2017 – From the ashes a fire shall be woken (A cover which features fire)

11th August 2017- No soldier outlives a thousand chances (A cover which features a soldier)

18th August 2017 – The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork (A cover which features food)

25th August 2017 – If I be waspish, best beware my sting (A cover which features an insect)

1st September 2017 – Being born in a stable does not make one a horse (A cover which features a horse)

8th September 2017 – That great condenser of moral chaos, The City (A cover which features a city)

17 Responses to “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”

  1. Carmen

    I like the middle one in the second row.

  2. Tammy

    Nice covers, I really like the retro one too, and the first one is grabbing my attention as well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      yeah, that first one is good – I think it’s possibly the most uptodate.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    My favorite is the second from the left in the first row: I love the mood it projects.
    And I have fond memories of this novel, even though it might not work anymore by modern standards and sensibilities, it still holds a special place…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Actually, i don’t think I’d really looked at that cover properly – it’s really good.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Laura

    Great covers. I love the retro covers very much, but there is also something about the first one on the second row that appeals to me too.

  5. Greg

    Ooh I love these cover features. I agree that fourth cover is SO retro (which I kinda like) and I would pick that one too. I like the second one too in kind of a darker way, but the fourth one is definitely my fave.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like that dark cover too – now I’ve properly looked at it 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’m not usually one for all-text covers, but oddly I find the first one in the second row really appealing!

    • @lynnsbooks

      That does seem to be a popular one. It puts me in mind of a few others but now I’m thinking about it I can’t come up with a specific example.
      Lynn 😀

  7. sjhigbee

    I love these covers – and as ever – a great choice for this FF, Lynn. My favourite is the 7th one which is another wonderful retro cover with lots of drama:)

  8. Wendleberry

    I thought this was going to be easy; i always love SF Masterworks covers… but I’d actually choose the fifth one. The simple black and white, the awesome font, and the stars… it really appeals.

  9. jessicabookworm

    Having never read this or sadly anything by Heinlein (yes, I know this a heinous crime!), I can’t say which cover suits the story best. However I like your cool retro cover choice as well as be quite taken with the purple SF Masterworks’ cover too 🙂

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