Friday Face Off : ‘The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades’.



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 (this doesn’t have to be a book that you’ve read), compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below – 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:

Bright – ‘The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades’.

So, I’m finally making the rounds and catching up.  Started making some good progress with books and some of my backlist books and also doing some blog hopping to see what lovely posts I’ve missed.

This is another one of the themes I came up with to coincide with the sci fi event taking place during November so hope you’ve all come up with something good.  I’ve gone for a book that I read some time ago and enjoyed, Wood by Hugh Howey.  This is one of those books that I really didn’t know what to expect and I was very pleasantly surprised.  There were a lot of covers for this one so I’ve tried to concentrate on the ones that fit this week’s theme.  Take a look :

My favourite this week:

Well, I quite like the first one but I think my favourite this week is:


Do you have a favourite?

I’ll be updating the list in order to include forthcoming 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).  As always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment – or if you’d like to host a week then simply let me know.

Next week – Words only – “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ or one of your favourite covers) (I’ve added some new themes – some of these are slightly different, in order to avoid too much repetition I’m trying to make the themes more of a suggestion that everyone can interpret how they like.  


20th November – Words only – “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”

27th November – Modern sci fi

4th December –  Fae – or fairy??

11th December – Lake – the mysterious lake

18th December – Highly Stylised

25th December- Freebie – or day off.


23 Responses to “Friday Face Off : ‘The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades’.”

  1. Mareli Thalwitzer

    I Lynn! I don’t know this author or the book. Sci-fi is not my scene at all. I have a review copy coming up for a sci-fi book, will see how that goes! I know I need to try it a bit more.

    From your selection, I think your favorite truly is the best one. With the second one from the top in a strong second place.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Elza Reads

    • @lynnsbooks

      Sci-fi isn’t my comfort zone either but when I look back over the years I’ve read more from that genre than I realised. I guess I’m not big on hard sci-fi or space opera that’s two complex (although i did read Asimov).
      You have a wonderful weekend too.
      Lynn 😀

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  3. sjhigbee

    Great choice, Lynn:). It’s surprising just how many bright covers there are for such a bleak read! My favourite is the far right on the second row – I love the grungy light.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really did think sci-fi would come up with lots of bright colours for this and to be honest I had a few more that I could have chosen from – but I enjoyed Wool and thought it would be good to throw it out there again into the limelight.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Oh absolutely! It was an inspired choice of theme for this month – you’re right, it wasn’t hard to come up with a range of covers that were all bright:))

      • @lynnsbooks

        And this reminds me that I need to update the list.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Ah… another chore to do in the runup to Christmas!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Perhaps we should just all decide to have a very chilled Christmas – and less chores.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I think that is a magnificent idea!

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I like your choice! It does indeed portray the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel! 😉

  5. Tammy

    I actually love all these covers. I love your favorite but I also love #4😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      No 4 was very nearly my choice because it feels quite ‘pertinent’ to the story.
      Lynn 😀

  6. waytoofantasy

    Nice pick! I’m not sure which of these covers I’d go with so I’d probably just go with the one you picked. 🙂

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I really like the third one in the first row. Beautiful colors!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, it’s a lovely cover and very unusual. I almost chose it simply because of the colour confection but I couldn’t quite work it out or how it was pertinent to the story, but, having looked again I think I understand it a little better, I hadn’t made out the staircase but now I have it makes a lot more sense.
      Lynn 😀

  8. confessionsofayareader

    Great choice this week!

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