Other than the obvious (minigun) I’m really digging this cover. It’s got the pulpy feel to it. Although the pulp is more 1950′s alien invasion flick than it is 1930′s detective flick. And I don’t like the font for “Magie Brute” but this cover definitely has appeal.
The thing I’m trying to figure out is, how the hell does it look so similar to my fan cover for Warbound? Not spot on mind you, but very dang close in terms of layout and presentation. Certainly more refined.
And then of course comes the question: Can the French even read a book about butt kicking and guns without dropping it and running in surrender? :P
What are you all complaining about? once we get power armor and exoskelletons, we’ll have Heinlien’s MI. And probably be carrying gatling guns or rail guns, and small nuclear weapons as tactical devices.
How cool is that?
Besides, French weapons, dropped twice, never fired. I shouldn’t rag on the French, my Scots, German and American ancestors and cousins have been all over France and the low countries during wars for the last 400 years, they are all my cousins, really.
So if I dork a French girl, she’s like a 10th cousin, so it’s ok. No worries.
If you have the same ancestry, they are your cousins too. So be kinda nice. Why do you think French girls in Alsace look good? They have German ancestors ….
That’s the only way to really do it.
the armor could have a built in catacitor and an engine that converts force into energy.
How hot would that be?
would look like a wrapped up engine coil on steroids…just..
I like this one much better, too. (Aside from the weapon inaccuracy.) It has a much better “feel” of the period overall, and MUCH MUCH MORE ACCURATE in styling – clothes and hair, in particular. That IS an area of expertise for me, and it has always really bothered me about the original. You worked so hard to get lots of details period-accurate, and then the cover looked like any other pseudo-vintage illustration: Stick a hat on a model with modern “sexy” clothes and hair and call it vintage. But Faye on this one is near perfect, and that’s even harder to do for non-glamorous looks.
I’d reiterate what everyone said, the cover looks perfect except the minigun, the details are great, clothing done well, blimp in the background, Faye’s done really well. To be honest I was always dissapointed by the US covers of these two novels.