Ancillary Sword Cover

As the subject line says, I present to you the cover of Ancillary Sword.


No big surprises, really–John Harris did an awesome, wide painting that could be split into three, making one picture out of all three books. And Kirk Benshoff, who designed the Ancillary Justice cover, designed this one as well. Very pretty! I am unreasonably pleased with it.

8 thoughts on “Ancillary Sword Cover

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    Dana says:

    Well, I guess I’ll go pre-order then! I have been recommending Ancillary Justice to a ton of my friends lately and they have all been loving it!

  2. anzanhoshin says:

    Ann, seriously, please do update your Google + page. It will be much easier for me to keep track of and forward your posts to others.

    1. Ann says:

      I always forget about Google+! sorry! I’ll see about putting that back in my routine.

  3. Oh yeah, you’ve been really lucky in your covers. Lovely design.

    1. Ann says:

      I know, right???

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    Evrett says:

    Obviously too late now but I didnt appreciate the cover of the first book and this one isnt really speaking to me either..someone in marketing think little fighter jets help sell books? Are the books about the coast guard air patrol? Top Gun EMTs?

    Clear case of dont judge a book by its cover.

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    ElJacobo says:

    I like the cover (and the new one) but also kind of agree with Evrett, they don’t relate well to the contents. These call up Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica, but we haven’t seen any of that ship to ship combat. When I think of AJ I think of a lone, androgynous figure on a cold alien landscape, with maybe a giant star cruiser superimposed against the sky. But I really do like these covers, purely aesthetically. They do capture the cold, muted tone of the volume.

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    Josh Berkus says:

    Ann, I love the covers of your books. They remind me of some of the great science fiction art of the early 80’s and the late 60’s, and invoke a mood of space opera better than a prosaic picture of a scene in the book could. In fact, I like them enough that I bought a paper copy of Ancillary Justive even though I already owned the ebook.

    So don’t listen to the critics!

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