‘…but Icarus flew too close’


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:

 ‘…but Icarus flew too close’ – a cover featuring the Sun

This week I had a book that didn’t work out because there was only one cover, I had a book that did work but was a bit sneaky and so the book I eventually found was :  Dune (Dune #1) by Frank Herbert:

I’m not sure which is my favourite this week.  I think I have a joint favourite:

Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a doll or puppet

Future themes:

16th March – ‘I got no strings to hold me down’ – a cover featuring a doll or puppet

23rd March – “When she was a child, the witch locked her away in a tower that had neither doors nor stairs.” – a cover featuring a Tower

30th March – ‘A little soil to make it grow’ – a cover featuring seeds/spores

6th April –  “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – a cover featuring a family

13th April – ‘lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it’ –  a cover featuring a panorama

20th April – Where there’s fire there’s… – a cover featuring smoke

27th April – ‘Those darling byegone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture’ – a cover that is positively mediaeval 

4th May-  ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’ – a cover featuring a hand/hands

11th May – ‘Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth’ – a cover featuring a dinosaur/s

18th May – ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;’ – a cover featuring a gravestone

25th May – Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap – a cover featuring footsteps

1st June – clinging and invasive – a cover featuring creeping vines

8th June – Raining Cats and Dogs – a cover featuring a stormy sky

21 Responses to “‘…but Icarus flew too close’”

  1. Tammy

    The third and forth covers are grabbing my attention. I figured there would be plenty of options for this book😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      There were – but I decided to restrict it – it could have been a very long post otherwise.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I like the top left one and then the bottom right of the two you picked

    • @lynnsbooks

      No shortage of covers for this book – classics eh!
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Hard to pick one of your two choices, because I love them both: the one on the right depicts one of the giant worms, so it shouts “Dune!” with a loud voice, but the one on the left, with the Fremen walking on the desert’s sand is also a powerful one… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I love both those covers and simply couldn’t pick between the two.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Carmen

    I favor the first cover on the first row, and the first between the two you chose. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      There were so many covers for this – this could have been a very long post.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I really like the last one you showed for some reason. Maybe because it’s dark and different.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a great cover – I wouldn’t be able to dissect why – I just really like it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Definitely the one with the sand worm!!!

  7. Greg

    Ooh I love some of the Dune covers! My favorite here is the 3rd one along the top- I think (not sure) that that one is fairly newer, but I’ve seen it before and I like the perspective. almost like looking out from a cave entrance, but I like the sandworm one a lot too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, the third cover is great – and I hadn’t seen it before. The sandworm is a winner.
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    I really like the SF Masterworks covers – I have their edition of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. 🙂

  9. sjhigbee

    Sorry about the delay in getting to you – I’ve been rather overwhelmed and fallen behind with my commenting… I love this book and this series of covers. As ever, an apt choice for the subject. My favourite cover is the first of your selection – I love the blazing sun lighting those fabulous dunes and the stylish title font.

    • @lynnsbooks

      No worries 😀 – I’ve been a bit in the same boat to be honest.
      Lynn 😀

  10. proxyfish

    I really love that third cover! But my favourite has to be your non-sandworm favourite! I love the dramatic perspective as they’re walking off into the distance 😀

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