Britain vs America – the Gideon Smith cover smackdown


June 19, 2013 by David



I like this Tor Books cover (left) of the US edition of Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by the excellent Nekro… but I also like this Snowbooks cover put together by Emma Barnes (right) for the UK release.

Which one’s best?

There’s only one way to find out…

(click on both covers to enlarge and see them in their detailed goodness…) And all this is just for fun, remember.

If you want to add any further thoughts on both or either covers in the comments, that would be lovely. Perhaps one commenter will be chosen at random nearer to publication time for a freebie of some sort…

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6 thoughts on “Britain vs America – the Gideon Smith cover smackdown

  1. Dear sir, the UK cover works the best for me. I can’t wait to see it in reality. :)

  2. Jared says:

    The US one is super fun, but I think the UK’s is classier. CONCLUSION: They’re both good, but I prefer the UK version.

  3. One features “Mechanical”, the other “Girl”- also suggestions of crude energy vs something more intelligent

  4. If I were flipping through books, the US one would attract me first.

  5. Barbara E. says:

    I think the US cover is the most attractive, with the huge train, the steam, the people, just all of the stuff going on. And the font is wonderful as well. I’d definitely pick that one up over the UK version every time.

  6. Liss says:

    I love them both. I can’t decide. They both hold charm and I would pick either of them up.

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What books did David read in 2014?

(dates refer to completion date)

1) THE BLACK VEIL AND OTHER TALES OF SUPERNATURAL SLEUTHS, ed. Mark Valentine (Wordsworth Editions) - 5th January

2) GOD'S WAR by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey) - 14th January

3) ADRIFT IN THE SEA OF RAINS by Ian Sales (Whippleshield) - 15th January

4) THE EYE WITH WHICH THE UNIVERSE BEHOLDS ITSELF by Ian Sales (Whippleshield) - 16th January

5) THE LOVE DETECTIVE by Alexandra Potter (Hodder) - 20th January

6) THE GOLEM by Gustav Meyrink (Dedalus) - 27th January

7) BABY DRIVER by Jan Kerouac (St Martin's Press) - 30th January

8) THE SUICIDE EXHIBITION by Justin Richards (Del Rey) - 7th February

9) BLACKBIRDS by Chuck Wendig (Angry Robot) - 10th February

10) LIBRIOMANCER by Jim C Hines (Del Rey) - 14th February

11) THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir (Del Rey) - 20th February

12) BLACK MOON by Kenneth Calhoun (Hogarth) - 22nd February

13) DARK VISION by Debbie Johnson (Del Rey) - 28th February

14) THE HYDROGEN SONATA by Iain M Banks (Orbit) - 13th March

15) MAPP AND LUCIA by EF Benson (Prion) - 14th March

16) NOD by Adrian Barnes (Bluemoose) - 16th March

17) CORNISH TALES by Eric Quayle and Michael Foreman (Mabecron) - 19th March

18) THE THREE by Sarah Lotz (Hodder) - 26th March

19) STILL BLEEDING by Steve Mosby

20) STAY CLOSE by Harlsn Coben

21) LITTLE WONDER by Jack Feerick

22) TIGERMAN by Nick Harkaway (Heinemann)

23) A BOOK OF HORRORS Ed Stephen Jones (Jo Fletcher Books) - 2nd May

24) STARDUST by Neil Gaiman (Headline) - 7th May


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