Friday Face Off : a cover featuring a robot

Posted On 15 November 2019

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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 – I’ll be updating the list next week to include themes for 20202, if you have a cover in mind that you’re really wanting to share then feel free to leave a comment about a future suggested theme.  I’ve also listed events that take place during the year, that I’m aware of, so you can link up your covers – if you’re aware of any events that you think I should include then give me a shout.  This week’s theme is:

“No thinking thing should be another thing’s property, to be turned on and off when it is convenient.” – a cover featuring a robot

I had a few things in mind this week but I’ve gone for a book that I love.  Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill.  Such a good book.  My review is here.  Only three covers this week and quite unexpectedly (or unusually) I like all three:

My favourite:

Sea of Rust

I actually like all three covers but this one – I love the colours and the hand reaching out, more than that it’s the cover that first attracted me to the book and I’m so happy that it did.

Which is your favourite?

I’ve included events that I’m aware of so that you can perhaps link your themes up where possible (if you know of an event you’d like to share then let me know in the comments).  I also have a list prepared for 2020 and so will set up a separate page soon for forthcoming themes.  As always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment.

Next week –  A cover that is Futuristic

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ or one of your favourite covers)


(I’m hoping that November will once again bring to us SciFiMonth – Twitter @SciFiMonth)

22nd November – A cover that is Futuristic

29th November – “When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.” – a cover that is 60s sci fi

6th December – Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this sun of York”  – a cover that puts you in mind of winter

13th December – A cover that features a temple/or religious icon

20th December – Longest Night –  a dark and foreboding cover

27th December – the festive season – a cover that is glittery or sparkling

(2020 – January is Vintage SciFi month so I’ll be including possible themes to take that on board.

I have a full list for next year which will be up next week – apologies for the delay folks 😀


25 Responses to “Friday Face Off : a cover featuring a robot”

  1. Jackie

    All of them are pretty good tbh. I like the skull but the turquoise and red give it a nice pop of colour. The robot’s hand is cool too.

    My Friday Face-Off

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I like all three – the skull cover is good and the third one has an almost fun feel but I love the original cover.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I want to read this book so badly! I love all three covers, I don’t think I can pick a favorite😁

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    A great cover for a great book: that reaching arm is a very powerful image, indeed…

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  5. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    Mogsy used this one too! As I told her, that Subterranean Press one is my fave!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I saw Mogsy’s post – it always makes me smile when we pick the same books – just to see if we come up with different covers and choices.
      Lynn 😀

  6. confessionsofayareader

    I like your cover choice best, too.

  7. PerfectlyTolerable

    I agree with you, all three covers are great, but that one is just amazing!

  8. sjhigbee

    Excellent choice, Lynn – it’s got to be my all-time favourite robot book… And your choice is my favourite cover:)

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Brilliant! Great minds think alike this week, I just love that cover and how the colors work together.

  10. Wendleberry

    This book has been on my to read pile for too long! I really need to get to it soon. Your favourite is the cover I own, and I have to say I love that one the most too 👌

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s the colours isn’t it – it’s a cover that really does bring ‘rust’ to mind. And it’s a great story – I hope you love it and would love to read your thoughts.
      Lynn 😀

      • Wendleberry

        I love the colours, but I’m also a sucker for negative space 😍

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yes, me also.
        Lynn 😀

  11. waytoofantasy

    I love the cover for this one SO MUCH. Honestly could have a poster of it on my wall. I think the colors of it are brilliant.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I think it would make a great poster under glass. I’m surprised that publishers don’t sell some of their book covers (or maybe they do and I’ve just missed it).
      Lynn 😀

      • waytoofantasy

        It’s possible! Usually I only see cover art being sold by the artists though. I might have to look into it.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Let me know if you find any 😀

      • waytoofantasy

        Will do!

  12. Avada Kedavra

    All the three covers look wonderful. Like I commented on a different blog that featured this book, the initial premise reminds me of Matrix and I am intrigued because of that.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, it is a very good read, I hope you get chance to give it a shot.
      Lynn 😀

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