Author fight!

Day 75. 125,772 words.

Well … okay, there probably won’t be an author fight since this poor little nobody seems to have fallen through the cracks like a tinpot third world military dictator’s threats of global annihilation. But what the heck, I thought it was amusing.

Alastair Reynolds’s cover artist has clearly taken a leaf out of Gabriel’s book – specifically the topmost leaf – leaving 2015’s Fergunakil and 2016’s Revenger looking very similar. I’m going to have to read the book and see whether the ship on the cover (which I think is Monetta’s Mourn, but could be the pirate’s ship or some other one entirely) measures up against a derelict Damorakind warship with a user interface consisting of one and a half million giant cybernetic sharks.

I suspect the Anger and Lethargy has it in her to win this one. Even if her paltry creator lets the side down a bit.

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8 Responses to Author fight!

  1. stchucky says:

    Sorry, this first posted as a “bonus post”, but it isn’t one. It’s just a regular draft. No doubles today I’m afraid.

  2. stchucky says:

    Also for the record, in the highly unlikely event this gets any attention or blows up in any way, I’m really only kidding. The covers are amusingly similar but it’s a vaguely menacing starship in space, so what can you do? I’m emphatically not calling plagiarismsies.

  3. aaronthepatriot says:

    I think Reynolds’ cover differs from yours in that it is clearly shippist.

  4. aaronthepatriot says:

    Terry Goodkind cover reference…sexist…damnit…. T.T

    • stchucky says:

      Baaahahaha oh man, you got me. Sorry. Yeah, you’re right – but then Reynolds clearly has to deal with a big publishing company, poor guy. And probably never got to talk to his cover artist so there was no control over what went on there.

      But yeah, I’d already put that deadbeat out of my mind.

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