Friday, May 30, 2008

Vengeance by Colin Harvey

Did you get to give any input about the cover design?
I gave Berin our standard 150-word brief, picked from a favourite scene. It's worked well in the past, and worked well again.

Is there an interesting story behind the cover design? If so, please share the details.
When the cover came back, I realized that I'd omitted one vital piece of info, and had to hastily get it to him -- which he then corrected. Vengeance is an SF novel featuring a cyborg called a spellhound, which is part human, part based on Great Dane stock, but I never told him that it was a Great Dane!
Plus, we had a choice of colours and fonts for the titles; 'Vengeance' in red in Gothic font looks pretty lurid -- like it's a Hammer Horror Film! We finally settled on what you see.

Who is the cover artist?
The cover was done by Berin Auriegas, who did the wonderful cover for my last novel, The Silk Palace.

Are you happy with the cover?
Very. He's done a great job.

Tell us what you think is the best part of the cover.
It captures the strangeness and the sheer darkness of the book very well. It is a very, very dark and intense book in places. I've learned to lighten up a bit.

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