Friday Face Off : Modern sci fi


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:

Modern sci fi

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.  This week I thought I’d go with a classic science fiction (well, what I would call modern classic anyways) with the aim of comparing the original cover against a more modern one:

So, firstly, the original cover:


vs, the most recent cover (I could find):


It’s difficult to choose really because I want to choose the original – but I think I have to go with the more vibrant red cover which is very eye catching.

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 – Modern sci fi

I have completed a new list for 2021 – I’m just putting it into order and it will be included next week.  


4th December –  Fae – or fairy??

11th December – Lake – the mysterious lake

18th December – Highly Stylised

25th December- Freebie – or day off.


13 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Modern sci fi”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I love the second cover! The swirling galaxy in place of sugar for the coffee is just brilliant 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      And it’s a very eye catching cover with that lovely red.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Peyton @ wordwilderness

    I have to agree with you on the red cover. The colorful one is still great though!!!

    • @lynnsbooks

      There are so many covers for this one but I was going for original vs newest as a face off. I like the original too but the red cover is very eye catching.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    This is a great idea! I like the modern cover much better in this case😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s so much more eye catching. Tbh there are a lot of covers for this one but I wanted to do a true face off with youngest vs oldest.
      Lynn 😀

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  5. sjhigbee

    My vote goes for the more recent cover. The other one is just too dated! But I love what you’ve done here, Lynn:)).

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I like the modern cover better, but I also think they could have done so much more with it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, there are so many covers for this book and these two are definitely not the most stand out but I wanted to compare earliet vs newest so just went with it.
      Lynn 😀

  7. waytoofantasy

    Oh wow, I had never seen that original cover, how trippy! 😀

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