Welcome to another helping of Covet the Covers. This week I’m featuring Elizabeth Bear’s covers. There is a mix of fantasy and science fiction series here – and I’m really excited at just how much of her canon I have yet to read, given that I’ve recently read and loved Ancestral Night and Hammered. She is very fortunate to have had a series of fabulous covers over the years – just look at these beauties. Which are your favourites?
She really is prolific, isn’t she? I just love the cover of Shattered Pillars and Shoggoths in Bloom😁
She is! Because there are a couple of series I didn’t include in this group, simply because it was getting rather long… She must have an incredible work ethic, because her books aren’t short.
The cover for Dust somehow reminds me of the interior of the xenomorphs’ ships in the Alien saga…
It is a really arresting, yet disturbing cover, isn’t it? I was blown away by the sheer quality of most of her covers here – and rubbing my hands with glee. Because while I’m aware she is something of an acquired taste, I happen to really like her writing style – so I have lots of lovely books to tuck into!
I read only Karen Memory – it was a very enjoyable book – and seeing there was another story in that series thanks to your “cover show” was a happy discovery 🙂
And that’s one I haven’t yet read! I’m so looking forward to exploring more of her books:)). Thank you for the recommendation, Maddalena.
WOW! These are the best covers yet!!!!!!
Aren’t they stunning? I was so surprised when I saw just how many books she’d published and what fabulous covers she had!
So many different styles! At first, I thought they had to be from different authors. My favorites are The Red-Stained Wings and The Stone in the Skull – clearly fantasy covers.
Yes – they are very different, aren’t they? But then Bear writes both sci fi – quite hard-core stuff – and fantasy. There’s also a steampunk series in there… So that accounts for the difference:)
That’s what I figured. They were fun to browse. 🙂
This author has been gifted with some fabulous covers. I really like the Range of Ghost series – it looks like somebody has found some beautiful oil colours and twirled them around fantastically.
And a timely reminder – to take a look at when the next Lotus Kingdom book is due for release.
Yes! It wasn’t until I started checking out her back catalogue that I realised she would be an ideal candidate for my Covet the Covers series – and even then, I didn’t include all her books… I am very drawn to the Karen Memory books, but want to complete the Wetwired series, first!
I love all of them! Really very unique and eye-catching! My favorites are the top 3 going across with all the swirls in the background–very nice!
They really are rather special, aren’t they? I wasn’t originally planning on featuring her books – but when I saw the covers, I couldn’t resist:))
Wow! Super covers!
Thank you, Jennie:)). They really are fab, aren’t they?
They are! You’re welcome, Sarah.
I’m lovin’ that oil-slick style of the first three. Very surreal, fluid and full of potential indefinable shape…
I know! I was very impressed when I came across them…