Alternate Cover For "The Exiles of the New World"

Talented artist Maciej Rebisz was kind enough to provide me with an alternate cover for my upcoming book, The Exiles of the New World. Between this new cover and the original, I’m not sure which one I am going to use. They’re both really cool and they both really echo that feeling of isolation I was looking for.

Eventually, they’ll both have to be cropped, which will be disappointing to lose some of this visual information, but I guess that inevitably happens. It’s too bad there are no science fiction coffee table books out there, cause this cover would be prime.

If you have any thoughts on which of the two covers you like better/is more visually interesting, let me know. I would appreciate any opinions. Also, do you have any cover art for an upcoming book that you have recently acquired? If so, were you happy with what you got? Have you ever fought a publisher on a cover you thought was subpar?

"The Exiles of the New World" Cover

Today, I received a rough draft cover for The Exiles of the New World from talented artist Maciej Rebisz. I couldn’t be happier with the way it’s come out so far. I told myself I was going to be picky with my book cover, but so far this sketch has really captured all the things I wanted on the front and it really speaks to the passages I provided for inspiration. Needless to say, I can’t wait to see the finished product.
I’m also having Sam Alcarez, another talented artist and one of my very good friends, do an alternate cover/promotional art for the novel’s other intercutting storyline set in space and I know that will turn out just as well. But for now, here’s a preview of what the cover might look like. Let me know what you think!