Friday Face Off : In space nobody can hear you scream

FFO

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’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.

I’ve added themes in below. For information, I’m trying out some new ideas so along with coming up with particular items for book covers I thought we could also look for certain elements contained within the book or that play a large part in the story – this really broadens things out because I have plenty of more ideas with this – I’ve gone for a few of the Tough Travel Themes (so a book with that theme – just choose any book – the theme isn’t necessarily on the cover, then compare covers), also, I’ve thrown in some genres and some colours.  Hopefully this will open things out a little and give us some more freedom to come up with new books.

This week’s theme:

In space nobody can hear you scream – murder mystery in space

If you know of an event that’s coming up let me know and I’ll try and include covers that work for the event itself so that you can link up to the Friday Face Off and, 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.  Also, I would just mention that it’s very possible that some of these might be repeats from previous FFOs although I have tried to invent more ‘open ended’ prompt that can be interpreted differently and also prompts that relate to emotions.  Finally, don’t struggle with any of these, this is meant to be a fun way of highlighting books.  If you can’t come up with a book you think fits for a particular week use a freebie – perhaps a recent read for example:

Next Week  – brooding and dull like a cloudy sky – a cover that is grey

2022

Feb The month of romance
4th  brooding and dull like a cloudy sky – a cover that is grey
11th Sealed with a kiss – lips, or the impression left by a kiss
18th Tough Travel Tropes – Hate to Love
25th Made for each other – interpret this any way you please
March
4th Genre – Gadgets and airships – a book that is ’steampunk
11th The most recent book you’ve read that has covers to compare
18th – Somewhere over the rainbow – a very colourful book cover
25th – A book of few words – a one word title
Apr
1st Spring forward – compare the covers for two books you’re excited about
8th – Fresh and Green – a cover that is predominantly green
15th Genre – a book or series that is urban fantasy
22nd – Tough Travel Tropes – unknown magical ability
29th – Long/pointed ears
May the Month of Wyrd and Wonder
6th All about the women – kickass moms, daughters, grans, etc
13th A favourite book to film
20th Sunny and bright  – a cover that is predominantly yellow
27th Books with ‘You’ in the title
Jun
3rd  Under the Sea – anything you like
10th Sparkling like the sea – a cover that is turquoise
17th So pretty – exactly what it says
24th Daddy Dearest – a book with a strong father role
Jul  
1st Genre – epic – any book that fits into the genre
8th Hazy and hot – a cover that is predominantly orange
15th Tough Travel Tropes – Snarky sidekick
22nd Off the TBR
29th Gigantic – monsters, giants, buildings,insects – anything at all
August
5th Tough Travel Tropes – out for summer – school or academic setting
12th Dark/sky/navy  – a cover that is blue
19th Scantily Dressed
26th Tough Travel Tropes – Vacation time – the quest
September RIP
2nd Fallen leaves – covers that are brown
9th Armour/Protection
16th Rage against the machine – anything, cogs, clockwork, AI
23rd Tough Travel Tropes – Coming of Age
30th Genre – horror
October – Horror/Dark
7th Guess who’s back?  – Vampires – popular again?
14th Witches vs warlocks
21st Tough Travel Tropes – Good vs evil
28th  Covers that are black
November – Scifi Month
4th Red skies at night – Covers that are red
11th Tough Travel Tropes – The gang
18th Genre – Swords and Sorcery
25th Genre – And they all lived happily ever after – fairy tales retold
December
2nd Tough Travel Tropes – Assassins
9th Tough Travel Tropes – Darklord
16th Genre – Grimdark (most recent/favourite, etc)
23rd Decadent and rich – a cover that is purple
30th Completions – a satisfying conclusion to a book or serie
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14 Responses to “Friday Face Off : In space nobody can hear you scream”

  1. neeruahcop

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful meme. Here’s my first one: The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

    https://ahotcupofpleasureagain.wordpress.com/2022/01/28/friday-face-off-murder-mystery-in-space/

  2. Emma @ One Readers Thoughts

    I don’t know if I’ve ever read a murder mystery in space. Enjoying seeing what people have chosen.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve not read many but I had a few in mind thankfully.
      Lynn 😀

  3. WordsAndPeace

    I prefer the one on the right, more atmospheric. And I look at the words, definitely more catchy!
    Mine is on Solaris, tons of covers to choose from!!: https://wordsandpeace.com/2022/01/28/friday-face-off-murder-mystery-in-space/

    • @lynnsbooks

      That is indeed an atmospheric cover. Looking forward to seeing all your covers.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    I love the first cover! I’m not participating because I’m doing a cover reveal later, but this was a fun prompt😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      – I have no doubt you would have had more books to choose from than I did. My SF reading for the past couple of years has been terrible.
      Lynn 😀
      PS can’t wait to see what cover you’re revealing.

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I had to skip this week because I could think of nothing I hadn’t already done! I think I’ve done this one before for another prompt, I don’t think I can choose a favorite either.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, to be honest I didn’t have a lot to choose from with this one – not reading enough sci-fi atm.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Greg

    I like both but that first one is kinda spooky

  7. sjhigbee

    I’m a real sucker for murder mysteries in space – and there are a number that I’ve absolutely loved. As for these covers – like you, I can’t make up my mind which I like best. That strapline on the right-hand one is really good:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      Difficult to choose between the two really. I think I do need to read more murder mysteries in space because I do like them and coming up with books for this theme made me realise I simply don’t read enough.
      Lynn 😀

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